I’m not often surprised by news stories of major international significance. Typically such stories build over time. The sinking of a South Korean ship by the North has its roots
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The Swedish parliament on Thursday recognised the massacres of Armenians during World War I as genocide, immediately sparking a diplomatic row with Turkey.
Its resolution, which the government had opposed, “signifies
Danny Ayalon seems not to have understood Charlie Chaplain’s famous “my chair is bigger than your chair” scene in The Great Dictator, in which Adenoid Hynkel tries to humiliate Benzoni
If Eric Holder, the Department of Justice and the President of the United States can not get a hold of the smoking hot Sibel Edmunds allegations about corruption, possible treason,
Even the high and mighty can’t escape it; the real world of suffering intrudes.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey walked off the stage after an angry exchange with the
This is the way Ankara’s Turkish Daily News covered the bombings: “The first images broadcast by NTV showed scenes of panic, with people covered in blood and disoriented as they
As with much of Middle-East news, Juan Cole and associates, is the place to turn for information about Turkey. The news of an ultranationalist coup-in-the-making being busted up made
“Kurdish rebels could launch suicide attacks against American interests to punish the U.S. for sharing intelligence with Turkey after Turkey bombed rebel bases, a spokeswoman for a wing of a
Turks are rallying behind the government’s decision to send air and ground troops into Kurdistan. Writing in Ankara’s The New Anatolian, Ilnur Cevik lays out what he sees as
Turkish artillery shelled northern Iraq on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or material damage, a Kurdish government official said.
Juan Cole picks up similar reports
While too many are all in a tittering dither about Congressman Charlie Wilson’s go-it-alone seat-of-the-pants foreign policy in Afghanistan in the 1980s too few have been curious at all about
Al Jazeera is reporting that Turkey has launched another raid into PKK controlled areas in Iraq: “Tuesday’s air attack came despite leaders of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region calling for an