Category Archives: Turkey – Europe

Προς τα πού πάει η Τουρκία του Erdogan;

Οτιδήποτε συμβαίνει στην γειτονική μας Τουρκία, αναπόφευκτα παρουσιάζει ενδιαφέρον για την Ελλάδα, ιδιαίτερα όταν αυτός ο δύστροπος και αναθεωρητικός γείτονας μας δημιουργεί κλίμα έντασης, με αποτέλεσμα να προκαλείται ανησυχία τόσο στις αρμόδιες κρατικές υπηρεσίες όσο και στην ελληνική κοινή γνώμη. … Continue reading

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Michael Flynn and the Turkish Connection

by David L. Phillips When he started investigating General Michael T. Flynn, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concentrated on his income and undisclosed contacts with Russian officials. Now, however, Mueller’s investigation has broadened to include Flynn’s business with Turkey. Flynn faces … Continue reading

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Turkey and U.S. Enter Most Important Crisis in Recent Memory

by Soner Cagaptay Even if Erdogan strikes a deal to keep the crisis from boiling over, Washington has shown him that there are limits to U.S. tolerance of his authoritarian balancing act. On Sunday, the U.S. embassy announced the suspension … Continue reading

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It’s time for Turkey to talk succession

by Michael Rubin The problem with strongman rulers is that the illusion of strength and stability they bring is fleeting. When dictators eviscerate checks-and-balances, they become the only glue holding society together.

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Torture returns to Turkey

THE masked special-ops officers barged into their apartment in Diyarbakir, in Turkey’s south-east, in the dead of a December night, says Tulay Yer-Celik. For the next two hours Mrs Yer-Celik, her month-old son and her mother-in-law listened as the agents … Continue reading

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Αυτοδιάθεση των μειονοτήτων και διεθνείς σχέσεις

του Χρήστου Ιακώβου Στις 21 Ιουλίου του 2010 το Διεθνές Δικαστήριο της Χάγης ανακοίνωσε τη συμβουλευτική του γνωμάτευση σχετικά με το κατά πόσο η ανακηρυγμένη ανεξαρτησία του Κοσσυφοπεδίου είναι σύννομη με το Διεθνές Δίκαιο. Η απόφαση, ότι δηλαδή η κήρυξη … Continue reading

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Turkey: Let Them Die!

by Burak Bekdil Until last year, observers were debating how fast Turkey’s drift away from democracy was progressing. Today the talk is rather about how fast Turkey is drifting from undemocratic practice to simple rogue-state practice.

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Erdogan Says No Longer Needs EU Membership, His Son Calls Europeans “Infidels”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey no longer needs EU membership. His son Bilal who plays an important role in Turkey’s politics went even further and described the Europeans as “gavur” (indifels). The comments come after 12-year-long … Continue reading

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Turkey Needs to Practice in Turkey What It Preaches in Cyprus

by Kyriacos Kyriakides The Turkish Cypriots are sort of like the “Kurds” of Cyprus — with the emphasis on the sort of. Like the Kurds in Turkey, the Turkish Cypriots are a sizeable minority in Cyprus — and that may be … Continue reading

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The Face of Turkey – Το πρόσωπο της Τουρκίας

This is Turkey at its heart: supremacist, imperialist, intolerant, oppressive and murderous. Regardless of time, political regime, or leadership. 

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