Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why Turkey is picking a fight with Greece

The neo-nationalist partners of Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who played a key role in orchestrating the abortive coup of July 15 to benefit political masters now have a new plan in the works: belligerent posturing with neighboring Greece … Continue reading

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Saga of Dutch journalist tells the tale of Turkey

There is no shortage of examples about how the Turkish government scapegoats innocent people for the problems it has created in an effort to deflect criticism and avoid accountability in the governance of the country. Instead of owning up to … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s hatred of Yazidis takes a toll in Turkey

The deep hostility harbored by Turkey’s Islamist rulers against non-Muslims has reached a point of blind hatred that often rears its ugly head in the official narrative adopted by the fanatic president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his overzealous religious brethren … Continue reading

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Council of Europe faces a daring challenge from Turkey

The Council of Europe (CoE), Europe’s largest intergovernmental body advocating democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, is facing a historic test in confronting a daring challenge by Islamist rulers who are bent on transforming Turkey from a secular … Continue reading

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Erdoğan terrorizing Turkey to become caliph

In his latest push to secure an imperial presidency that will lead to a self-declared caliphate, Turkey’s top Islamist ruler, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is intent on fomenting chaos by staging high-profile assassinations and terror plots to mobilize Turks into supporting … Continue reading

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Turkey named and shamed by Open Government Partnership

Who could have known that Turkey, touted as a secular and democratic Muslim nation with a vibrant civil society in 2011, when the Arab Spring revolutions began, would quickly descend into an authoritarian regime under its oppressive, xenophobic and corrupt … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s intelligence agency involved in surge of terror

If the Turkish president had not thwarted the undersecretary of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan, his close confidant, from responding to a summons to testify before prosecutors in February 2012 over the agency’s clandestine connections to terror groups, … Continue reading

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