Monthly Archives: April 2013

PKK’s venomous mouthpiece targets US, Gülen

The terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) leader Murat Karayılan (whose last name literally means Blacksnake) claimed that it was, in fact, the US that killed 34 Kurdish smugglers on Dec. 28, 2011, on their way from Iraq to the Turkish … Continue reading

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Iran’s clandestine operations in Turkey

Iran’s clandestine presence in Turkey is largely hidden from public view in part because Iran prefers to keep a low profile on its activities in Turkey and hides behind ostensibly charitable causes, cultural and educational programs. In fact, this sinister … Continue reading

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Turkey deserves 2020 Olympics Games

As the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) only Israeli member, 71-year old Alex Gilady must have breathed a sigh of relief when US President Barack Obama brokered a deal between the Turkish and Israeli prime ministers to pave the way for … Continue reading

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Concerns over Turkey’s new petroleum law

There are growing woes on the part of opposition parties in Turkey regarding the draft bill on petroleum law that was adopted in March in the parliamentary commission on industry, trade, energy, natural resources and information technology. It will be … Continue reading

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French socialist’s unfair report on Turkey

I have been writing extensively on the Council of Europe (CoE) and the works of its institutions, including the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the European Commission for Democracy through … Continue reading

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Turkey should tread carefully on Palestine issue

As the US is mulling how to resuscitate peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, there has been considerable exchange between Turkey and the US on the Middle East peace process before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s meeting with US … Continue reading

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US-Russian deal to impact Turkey’s role in Central Asia

If you think Turkey has enough troubles in the Middle East, where it tries to navigate a fragile sectarian fault line represented by Iran, Iraq and Syria on the one side and Sunni Gulf monarchies and Egypt on the other, … Continue reading

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