Monthly Archives: Temmuz 2015

‘Whether it likes it or not, Turkey is heading into a full-on fight’

This one is from David Gardner’s column, FT: ”So, Turkey would appear to have overcome its reluctance to act against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. After an Isis suicide-bomber last week murdered 32 young socialist activists at a Kurdish … Okumaya devam et

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Turkey’s destructive ’House of Cards’ on full display

The so-called “game-changer” in Syria is now more or less clear in details. With a change of heart in Ankara, İncirlik Air Base — which is about 300 kilometers to the nearest Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) … Okumaya devam et

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How ‘madmen of the village’ who once spoke the truth in Greece were unheard

In this piece by Martina Stevis, WSJ, the not-so-unfamiliar story emerges, where the wisdom is slaughtered by the greedy and myopic. A note from Greece’s finance minister to his prime minister warned that the country needed tough economic overhauls if … Okumaya devam et

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Turkey vs ISIS: Ankara’s yield to US pressure means a huge game-changer – with high risks

Turkey launching war against ISIS has led to several noteworthy analysis. One is by Ilhan Tanır, who in an an article titled ‘Will this Cop Killing start a Civil War?’ – in the Daily Beast, writes that, ”Turkey is in … Okumaya devam et

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Everyone snitched on the other in East Germany

One day in September 1987, the phone rang at the headquarters of the Volkspolizei, East Germany’s police force, in the town of Döbeln, not far from Dresden. On the other end of the line was the voice of an unknown … Okumaya devam et

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Malkoutzis: ‘Tsipras failed on all counts, yet can still clean up corrupt Greek politics…’

And here is a view by my friend, Nick Malkoutzis, one of the sharpest observers of the Greek Ordeal: Alexis Tsipras had a chance to make a difference. He could have made a clean break, dispensing with previous Greek governments’ … Okumaya devam et

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Papachelas: ‘Now, a political Big Bang has started in Greece’

Kathimerini’s Editor, Alexis Papachelas, explains the prospects very clearly and simply in his column: ”There are two dangerous things lurking around the corner for Greece: the anti-Greek sentiment that has taken root in the minds of powerful eurozone players and … Okumaya devam et

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Erdoğan intent on delaying coalition talks for the sake of early elections?

Suspicions are now emerging in Ankara that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan intends to indulge in a murky political game to block a coalition and take Turkey into a new election in the fall. His pattern since the June 7 election … Okumaya devam et

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Greek referendum: What happens from Monday on

Here is the assessment of the next steps in Greece, according to the Guardian: What happens if the vote is no? Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has pledged that regardless of the result he will return to the negotiating … Okumaya devam et

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Is Ankara warming up to a ‘limited’ incursion to Syria?

As the election for Parliament speaker enters a muddle of tactics, there are also interesting twists and turns of events that have raised the level of suspense. There were claims on Monday evening that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had … Okumaya devam et

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