Category Archives: Turkish Developments

Turkey’s Coming Chaos

by Michael Rubin President Donald Trump wasn’t wrong in May when he lauded Turkey as a “pillar in the Cold War against Communism” and “a bastion against Soviet expansion.” In a previous era, when land invasions were the great strategic … Continue reading

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Annexation up for discussion, says Turkey

The request for Turkey to annex the Turkish-held part of Cyprus is on the table, Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said on Monday, commenting on remarks last week by so-called foreign minister in the north Tahsin Ertugruloglu. The Turkish … Continue reading

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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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Islamism: From Turkey to Canada

I’m a Turkish-Canadian and I’m getting a sick sense of déjà vu these days. Despite sporadic and relatively minor incidents of violence, for example a hotel set on fire in response to a Turkish publisher who wanted to publish The Satanic Verses, … Continue reading

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When Even the Dead Cannot Rest in Peace: Turkey’s Intolerance toward the ‘Other’

Raffi Bedrosyan Just when one thinks the level of hatred and intolerance in Turkey toward minorities cannot get any worse, something shocking happens that surpasses even the worst incidents of the past. Aysel Tuğluk, formerly a human rights activist, is … Continue reading

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Draining the swamp of Turkish money and influence

Turkey has mastered the art of buying influence in Washington. It pays expensive consulting contracts to lobbyists for “strategic consulting services in connection with political and public policy issues before the United States Government impacting the Republic of Turkey’s interests.” … 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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Παρά τις παλλικαριές Ερντογάν, η Τουρκία δεν μπορεί να “ζήσει” χωρίς τις ΗΠΑ, την Ε.Ε. και το ΝΑΤΟ

Του Μάριου Ευρυβιάδη Οι σχέσεις της Άγκυρας και της Ευρωπαϊκης Ένωσης, που τους τελευταίους μήνες φαίνεται να βρίσκονται στα τάρταρα, μπορούν να επανέλθουν σε συνθήκες άμεσης συνεργασίας και παρά τη πρόσφατη δήλωση της Καγκελαρίου Μέρκελ πως η Τουρκία δεν πρόκειται … Continue reading

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Ακόμα βαδίζετε στα χνάρια της μητέρας πατρίδας σας;

Αν ο Ιούλιος θυμίζει αίμα, βιασμούς, κατοχή και εισβολή, ο Αύγουστος θυμίζει τα χωριά Τόχνη, Μαράθα και Παλαίκυθρο καθώς και τους Σολωμού και Τάσο. Ο Δεκέμβριος θυμίζει το ματωμένο μπάνιο, ο Απρίλιος τον Αϊχάν Χικμέτ και τον Αχμέτ Γκιουργκάν. Ο … Continue reading

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Islamic Supremacy Alive and Well in Ankara Turkey, Past and Future

Supersessionism refers to the belief that Christians have superseded Jews in a new covenant with God. Islam, too, sees itself as superseding all previous divine revelation but, unlike Christianity, which canonized the Old Testament embedding long centuries of pre-Christian history … Continue reading

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