Turkey: the Next Pakistan?


The risk of NATO ally may become a safe haven for al Qaeda as Erdogan consolidates power !

Erdogan focuses on consolidating power. inanmak2He may even revoke past concessions to the U.S., including permission to use Turkey’s Incirlik airbase for counter-ISIS operations. He has more dangerous options now that his rule is secure, however. A partnership with al Qaeda could grant him a powerful proxy force to achieve national security objectives without relying on the Turkish Military. The dangerous possibility is that Erdogan will knowingly transform Turkey into the next Pakistan in pursuit of his own interests.

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Middle East – Islam World : Turkey Out; Iran in?


Iranian Power instead of Turkish Model!

Things changed and Turkey’s popularity declining, tainted with tension and, at times, hostility.  And Iran moving slowly but steadily towards an extraordinary status and role in the Middle East. The main logic behind this network of allies lies in Iran’s soft power and its ability to export both revolutionary values and Shiite fraternal connections. Tehran started formulating this role a long time ago, and the deal was just a stepping stone.

Things changed and Turkey’s popularity declining, tainted with tension and, at times, hostility. And Iran moving slowly but steadily towards an extraordinary status and role in the Middle East. The main logic behind this network of allies lies in Iran’s soft power and its ability to export both revolutionary values and Shiite fraternal connections. Tehran started formulating this role a long time ago, and the deal was just a stepping stone.

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The economic consequences of The Peace Process..!


…With PKK.

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At least John Maynard Keynes waited a year after the conclusion of World War One to write his The Economic Consequences of the Peace.

In Turkey just a few days have gone past since the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK declared a ceasefire and people are already predicting economic consequences – and they are a lot more positive than Keynes’s gloomy predictions for the post-Versailles world.

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Turkey: Freedom of expression – Report


Il est temps de débarrasser les libertés fondamentales de leurs entraves

Tijd voor meer vrijheid in Turkije

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27 mars 2013 – The right to freedom of expression is under attack in Turkey. Criminal prosecutions targeting dissenting opinions represent one of Turkey’s most entrenched human rights problems. Despite a series of legislative reform packages, unfair laws remain on the statute and continue to be abused. In this report, Amnesty International analyses the problems in law and practice relating to ten of the most problematic offences and makes concrete recommendations on the legislative changes needed to bring these abuses to an end.

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Why Israel and Turkey Got Back Together?


Sometimes, a reliable friend is better than a reliable adversary!

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Annual Report : International Terrorism


Turkey & Belgium…
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Politics and the mass media in Turkey.


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What will be the future of the Turkish press

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This article sets out to examine the linkages between the media and politics in Turkey. It argues that, rooted in the world of politics from the outset, Turkish media is always marked by a high degree of political parallelism. As regulator and funder, the state (political majority) exerted strong control over the media. Continue reading

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