Monthly Archives: May 2015

President’s lavish spending irks voters

The lavish spending, the excesses and indulgence of Turkey’s chief political Islamist, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, stands in a sharp contrast to the economic woes of millions in this country — especially with the burgeoning of urban and youth unemployment — culminating in a big disconnect between the government and the people.
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The sad saga of a South Korean woman in Turkey

The terrible ordeal South Korean Suhyun Kim has been experiencing in Turkey since her Turkish husband Hüseyin Korkmaz, a police chief, was jailed on trumped up charges in a government-orchestrated judicial sham more than 10 months ago tells the tale of a courageous young woman with strong convictions and faith who stands by her man during difficult times and challenging conditions. Continue reading

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Turkey’s Balkan policy is a disaster

Turkey’s political Islamist oligarchy, after having consolidated power and effectively controlling every mechanism of the state, is now using cultural, historical and religious links to the Balkans as a means to advance religious fanaticism in southeastern Europe, trampling the rational and traditional interests of Turkey, which are grounded in boosting trade and strengthening stability and security in the Balkans.
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Voters want a change in Turkey

Though the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) may receive the largest number of votes by some margin in the June 7 parliamentary election, AKP leaders and field candidates are certainly running scared as the threat of losing the parliamentary majority, and thereby the government, looks more certain. Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s showdown with the military

The battleground for Turkey’s rapid descent into a dictatorship under chief political Islamist leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has turned out to be an increasingly authoritarian and oppressive president, is the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). Continue reading

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Turkish Islamists exploit Palestine

Just like Iran has been doing for years, political Islamists — who finally seized power in the Turkish government significantly eroding constitutional checks and balances, causing the disintegration of the rule of law and curbing parliamentary democracy — have done a great disservice to the Palestinian people by exploiting their plight for domestic and regional ambitions. Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s mosque-building frenzy

Drawing on the infamous Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia and Ayatollahs of Iran, Turkey’s chief political Islamist, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his associate zealots in the government have been preoccupied with the idea of constructing mega mosques in Turkey and abroad to build influence and project a politicized religious discourse to the masses. Continue reading

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