Monthly Archives: December 2014

Turkey, caliphate and Erdoğan

The narrative, behavior pattern and policy decisions of Turkey’s chief political Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggests that he believes the caliphate can be resurrected, with himself as the sole contender to become caliph, thereby gaining autonomous political authority over at … Continue reading

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Turkey’s descent into the abyss

It must be crystal clear by now that political Islamist zealots, led by the divider-in-chief Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will do anything and everything to stay in power, even if that means suspending the rule of law and trampling constitutional rights. … Continue reading

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The case of jailed journalist Hidayet Karaca

The jailing of Turkey’s top national TV network manager using trumped-up and abusive anti-terror charges because his station aired a popular fictional TV series that delegitimized terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, is the latest in a series of draconian measures … Continue reading

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What next for Turkey?

The arbitrary arrests and growing harassment of journalists as part of the total onslaught on the right to dissent in Turkey will likely be followed by the degrading punishment of each and every critical soul against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s … Continue reading

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Final act in struggle for democracy

Muzzling the free and independent press with politically orchestrated raids on the offices of Turkey’s bestselling newspaper and a leading national TV network is perhaps the final nail in the coffin for this fledgling democracy that has already been battered … Continue reading

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I refuse to be intimidated

Against the background of shocking revelations by the anonymous whistleblower Fuat Avni in which he claimed the government would round up some 150 independent and critical journalists in a nationwide sweep, I refuse to be intimidated by the crooked political … Continue reading

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Robbing Turkey of its values

The most significant damage the greedy political Islamists in Turkey have inflicted upon the nation is not the graft in billions of dollars of unearned income, but rather the erosion of the country’s very values in terms of democratic principles, … Continue reading

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