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EU Blackmailed by Turkey, Member States blackmailed by EU

EU Blackmailed by Turkey, Member States blackmailed by EU

The crème-de-la-crème efforts of the EU to address the refugee crisis are pathetic.

03 June 2016

by Valerijus Simulik

German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury

German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury

The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".

02 June 2016

Former beauty queen gets suspended sentence for affronting Erdogan

Former beauty queen gets suspended sentence for affronting Erdogan

A Turkish court found 27-year-old model Merve Buyuksarac guilty of insulting a public official

31 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Free-travel, terror law disputes threaten EU-Turkey deal

Free-travel, terror law disputes threaten EU-Turkey deal

Free-travel and legal disputes have called an EU-Turkey refugee deal into question for politicians on both sides of the table. If the agreement fails, officials in Ankara threaten to reopen the migrant gates to Europe

11 May 2016

Turkey kills dozens of Isis fighters in a revenge attack

Turkey kills dozens of Isis fighters in a revenge attack

Artillery bombardments said to have been partly in response to rocket attacks on Turkish border town

08 May 2016

Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul

Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul

A Turkish court has jailed two prominent journalists for revealing state secrets, in a case widely criticized by international observers.

06 May 2016

Turkey's PM Resigns as Erdogan Shows Who's Boss

Turkey's PM Resigns as Erdogan Shows Who's Boss

Growing differences with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushed Davutoglu’s to resign.

05 May 2016

EU group proposes visa-free travel for Turks in Europe

EU group proposes visa-free travel for Turks in Europe

To go into effect, it must be approved by the European Council -- representatives of the 28 EU member countries -- and the European Parliament

04 May 2016

Opinion: 1

May Day Protests In Seattle, Paris, Istanbul Erupt In Violence

May Day Protests In Seattle, Paris, Istanbul Erupt In Violence

As thousands across the world rallied for workers and immigration rights in celebration of May Day, some protests in Seattle, Paris and Istanbul went from peaceful to violent as protesters clashed with police

02 May 2016

Turkey's Erdogan needs thicker skin, EU's Tusk says

Turkey's Erdogan needs thicker skin, EU's Tusk says

Turkey's president needs a thicker skin against criticism, a senior EU official suggested as European leaders try to get support for the controversial EU-Turkey deal

24 April 2016

EU to propose visa-free travel for Turks May 4 if terms met

EU to propose visa-free travel for Turks May 4 if terms met

The European Union's executive said on Wednesday it will propose on May 4 granting Turks visa-free travel to the bloc from late June -- if Ankara meets the remaining conditions

20 April 2016

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

"You can be fined for driving on the wrong side of the road and for not being able to answer questions correctly on the Koran"

18 April 2016

WAR - CEASEFIRE: ALEATORY CONTRACT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH

WAR - CEASEFIRE: ALEATORY CONTRACT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH

The frozen conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh has started again: war, ceasefire; however, no option for peace.

15 April 2016

by Miray Aslan

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

"The U.S. Mission in Turkey would like to inform U.S. citizens that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya," the statement read

09 April 2016

Migrant Crisis: Deportations resume from Greece to Turkey

Migrant Crisis: Deportations resume from Greece to Turkey

The second group of deported migrants has arrived by ferry in Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe

08 April 2016

Migrants' Return Raises Anxiety in Turkey

Migrants' Return Raises Anxiety in Turkey

“Did we turn Syrians back? No, we didn't, but EU did.”

07 April 2016

How the crisis over Nagorno-Karabakh could get worse, fast

How the crisis over Nagorno-Karabakh could get worse, fast

Clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, which erupted last week after a gap of over two decades, are showing no signs of abating and are likely to deteriorate

05 April 2016

Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey

Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey

Scores of migrants boarded ferries on the Greek island of Lesbos and arrived in Dikili, western Turkey

04 April 2016

Migrant crisis: Concerns rise as EU-Turkey deal looms

Migrant crisis: Concerns rise as EU-Turkey deal looms

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, two days before it goes into effect.

02 April 2016

WHY SHOULD THE KURDS HAVE A FEDERAL REGION IN SYRIA?

WHY SHOULD THE KURDS HAVE A FEDERAL REGION IN SYRIA?

Syrian Kurds declared federal region in Northern Syria. Here are a few simple reasons of why the Kurds should have an autonomous state in Syria.

01 April 2016

by Miray Aslan

Erdogan’s Attempt to Suppress German Satire Has the Opposite Effect

Erdogan’s Attempt to Suppress German Satire Has the Opposite Effect

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is the subject of a German-made satirical video deriding his treatment of journalists, the opposition and his country’s Kurdish minority

31 March 2016

Families of US military, government workers ordered home from southern Turkey

Families of US military, government workers ordered home from southern Turkey

"We understand this is disruptive to our military families, but we must keep them safe and ensure the combat effectiveness of our forces to support our strong Ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism."

30 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Turkish President Faces a Cool Reception in US Visit

Turkish President Faces a Cool Reception in US Visit

Obama turns down one-on-one meeting with Erdogan at nuclear summit, reflecting concerns about key ally’s crackdowns on dissent, Kurdish insurgents

28 March 2016

Opinion: 1

The “Doubting Thomas” agreement

The “Doubting Thomas” agreement

The pact between the EU and Turkey by someone has been called "historic" but it's just a way to take time according to motto of "if I do not see I do not think"

25 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Did Erdogan’s War Against Kurds Reach Brussels?

Did Erdogan’s War Against Kurds Reach Brussels?

Erdogan`s method of using the media and TV to brainwash people, and of using Islamism and extreme nationalism,  is working for now. He also succeeded in putting fear into the hearts of the Europeans.

23 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Erdogan’s Soft-Power in Bulgaria: A diplomatic attaché campaigning for a local political party in mosques

Erdogan’s Soft-Power in Bulgaria: A diplomatic attaché campaigning for a local political party in mosques

Soft power should dispel rather than stoke tensions, but Turkey’s ‘soft power’, which has underscored its international success, has become tense and even intrusive
From Istanbul to Brussels: What Is Going On?

From Istanbul to Brussels: What Is Going On?

On March 19, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Istiklal street, by Taksim, Istanbul. And today, March 22, a major terror attack took place in Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station.

23 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Turkey’s Erdogan warned of Brussels terror just days before it happened

Turkey’s Erdogan warned of Brussels terror just days before it happened

Now he brings his condolences and asserts that Turkey “feels Belgian people’s pain”

23 March 2016

Opinion: 2

Impressions from Istanbul: Terror shatters Istiklal Street

Impressions from Istanbul: Terror shatters Istiklal Street

Istanbul is tense but it seems that more difficult days are to come. 

20 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Kurdish Federal Autonomy in Northern Syria: A Triple Challenge

Kurdish Federal Autonomy in Northern Syria: A Triple Challenge

With Russia pulling out of Syria in Putin’s latest chess move, things are expected not to calm down but to intensify

19 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Istanbul hit by suicide bomb attack

Istanbul hit by suicide bomb attack

At least five people have been killed and 20 more wounded after a deadly suicide bomb attack hit Istanbul’s main shopping street of major tourist district

19 March 2016

Refugee crisis: There's a deal, but implementing it won't be easy

Refugee crisis: There's a deal, but implementing it won't be easy

The migrant crisis has put the EU to shame. Refugee misery. Asylum seekers' agony. Chaos, friction and division.

19 March 2016

Syrian Kurds Set to Declare Autonomous Federal Region in Syria

Syrian Kurds Set to Declare Autonomous Federal Region in Syria

Kurdish leaders say they plan to declare an autonomous federal region for the areas they control in the northern part of the country

16 March 2016

Erdogan playing Brussels like a fiddle, Hungary’s Orban the lone dissenter

Erdogan playing Brussels like a fiddle, Hungary’s Orban the lone dissenter

Isn’t it funny that all the people we’ve found to demonize over the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis, are actually the people who did the least to cause it?

13 March 2016

by Danielle Ryan

TURKISH PRESS  AND  THE TURKISH "PRESSIDENT" ERDOGAN

TURKISH PRESS AND THE TURKISH "PRESSIDENT" ERDOGAN

Erdogan, the Turkish President who was supposed to lead the country, has chosen to bear against journalists, media outlets and press members, therefore becoming the "Pressident".

12 March 2016

by Miray Aslan

Two female militants attack Turkish police on a street in broad daylight

Two female militants attack Turkish police on a street in broad daylight

Wearing everyday clothes and appearing generally unremarkable, two women pulled automatic weapons out of their bags and started shooting at the police bus

03 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Weaponising the Refugee Crisis

Weaponising the Refugee Crisis

NATO and its accomplices are benefitting from the refugee crisis, either economically or militarily.

23 February 2016

by Maram Susli

WHO IS BEHIND THE ANKARA EXPLOSION?

WHO IS BEHIND THE ANKARA EXPLOSION?

The suicide bomber from Ankara was just a 24 years old young boy. Did he know who was he dying for?

20 February 2016

Opinion: 1

by Miray Aslan

Merkel-Erdogan alliance on refugees does not convince the EU

Merkel-Erdogan alliance on refugees does not convince the EU

Moreover, this coalition will definitely grant the Turkish “Sultan” more power for his geopolitical ambition

18 February 2016

by Alessandra Benignetti

THE ROASTED "TURKEY" SANDWICH

THE ROASTED "TURKEY" SANDWICH

Turkey's Syrian strategy based on ousting Assad and the fall of Kobane had failed. Turkey got stuck between Russia and US/Russian-supported YPG

16 February 2016

by Miray Aslan

THE SULTAN HAS NO CLOTHES

THE SULTAN HAS NO CLOTHES

A new fairy tale which was written by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's team!

15 February 2016

by Miray Aslan

The money, the migrants and the coasts

The money, the migrants and the coasts

How many more immigrants should arrive in Europe and how much more money should be funneled to Turkey for EU to finally act?

09 February 2016

Opinion: 1

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Who will stop Erdogan?

Who will stop Erdogan?

If we want to relate what happens in the world with Western pace of life, everything must have happened more or less when we "were on the fish course of the vigil and the broth of Christmas..."

29 January 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

THE REFUGEES AND THE KURDS

THE REFUGEES AND THE KURDS

Why is EU turning a blind eye to Turkey's human rights violations?

25 January 2016

by Miray Aslan

Bilal Erdogan in Bologna

Bilal Erdogan in Bologna

Сharged with hiding himself from the Turkish corruption scandal of 2013 and escaping from Russians accusations

11 January 2016

Opinion: 1

by Alessandra Benignetti

Bosnia 2016: The Fate of Republika Srpska is the Fate of Serbia and Russia

Bosnia 2016: The Fate of Republika Srpska is the Fate of Serbia and Russia

No matter what other explosive geopolitical pivots and conflicts draw the attention of the mainstream media and the information war, the Balkans always remain a crucial point on the map and in the strategies of geopolitical actors.

11 January 2016

by Jafe Arnold

WHY IS OTTO(SUPER)MAN ERDOGAN LOSING HIS CHARISMA?

WHY IS OTTO(SUPER)MAN ERDOGAN LOSING HIS CHARISMA?

Erdogan was trying to be a hero in the region and he had succeeded for a while. However, finally critics say that he is losing his charisma. Here are some reasons why.

07 January 2016

Opinion: 1

by Miray Aslan

THE YOUNG CAUCAUSIAN BOY: AZERBAIJAN

THE YOUNG CAUCAUSIAN BOY: AZERBAIJAN

Who is real brother of Azerbaijan and who is the stepbrother?

14 December 2015

by Miray Aslan

Replacing President Erdogan: The Coming Military Coup D’etat in Turkey

Replacing President Erdogan: The Coming Military Coup D’etat in Turkey

As the old saying goes, “What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.”

06 December 2015

by Scott Bennett

How Russia Should Respond to Erdoğan’s Hate-Mongering?

How Russia Should Respond to Erdoğan’s Hate-Mongering?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is one who thrives from exploiting ethnic and religious tensions

05 December 2015

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Russian evidence is in the eye of the Western beholder

04 December 2015

by Danielle Ryan

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