Monthly Archives: May 2015

Stephen Kinzer’s harassment is the best choice for exposing an erratic rule

No good deed goes unpunished,” says the proverb. These days we also know for certain that “no good journalism goes unscolded.” In the case of Stephen Kinzer, both have merged, only adding to the sad saga of how determined Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Pious Kurdish voters step aside from backing the AKP

At this stage of the election race, I am not at all sure whether or not the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will be able to pass the 10 percent hurdle, which is necessary to enter Parliament, but it seems … Continue reading

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Nail-biting election race: HDP’s apparent gamble is Turkey’s nightmare

With two weeks remaining until the elections, the “razor’s edge” state of the votes is unchanged. The latest survey by Ankara-based MetroPOLL issued some days ago indicates a slight fall in support for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), pushing it … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Performs on David Letterman’s 2nd to Last Show

Originally posted on Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs:
“What are the two most important things to know in the world? One is to be nice to other people. Two, the greatest songwriter of modern times is Bob Dylan. That’s all…

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Will the AKP lose its single majority rule?

The fears are confirmed. Two simultaneous terror attacks against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offices in Mersin and Adana — wounding at least three people — leave little doubt on efforts to destabilize the already fragile social fabric of Turkey, … Continue reading

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Why Erdoğan attends his political rallies, holding Quran

How Turkey’s ever-baffling voters will act a month from now is, still, a grand puzzle. There is no doubt June 7 will be a ‘national day of reckoning’ for the country. It is a referendum about the ‘Erdoğan’s Way’, as … Continue reading

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