Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bleak prognosis for Erdoğan’s designs

Turkey’s new president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has effectively become an international pariah after alienating many players in the international community, will soon find himself increasingly isolated in the domestic political landscape, even though he was able to parachute someone … Continue reading

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Iran’s game in Turkey exposed

Iran’s decades-long involvement in Turkey is under threat after a pro-Iranian faction within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government made a series of mistakes, exposing the extent of Iranian clandestine activities, which, at times, have escalated into open … Continue reading

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NATO must be alarmed about Erdoğan’s witch hunt

In an article I wrote on Jan. 25, 2013 with the title “Spy ring compromised security of Turkey, US and NATO allies,” I revealed how an espionage gang had penetrated the Turkish military and other government agencies for the purpose … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s way does not stand a chance at ECtHR

Controversial politician Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not mind striking a discordant note with most Turks when he wants to scapegoat his opponents and critics for his own troubles, which in turns helps him create the necessary distractions to … Continue reading

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Erdoğan weighed down by own troubles

The doomsday scenario for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) seems to have been precipitated by the move of President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the presidency, as he is trying to appoint a caretaker loyalist to lead the governing … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s presidency to stir more controversy

The election of divisive politician Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as president of Turkey in Sunday’s election with a slim margin above the required majority is a harbinger of a new era where constitutional, political and social crises loom large … Continue reading

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Erdoğan to trigger banking crisis

It is funny how the tables have been turned in the G-20, from being a place where Turkey used to preach how it had strengthened its banking and financial framework in the aftermath of the 2001 home-grown financial crisis to … Continue reading

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