Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey and Iraq

Filed under: Iraq | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 01/5/2011 @ 12:45:55 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Swedish parliament recognises Armenian genocide of 1915

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 03/11/2010 @ 8:45:03 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Israel’s Ayalon Apologizes for Chair Insult to Turks

Filed under: Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 01/13/2010 @ 4:22:26 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Former FBI Counter Intelligence Official Calls for Special Prosecutor on Sibel Edmunds Allegations

Filed under: Corruption — by Will Kirkland 10/5/2009 @ 2:05:44 PM
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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, … [Keep reading >>]

Clash in Davos over Gaza

Filed under: Economy | Israel — by Will Kirkland 01/29/2009 @ 3:29:46 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Turkey: Another Wave of Bombings

Filed under: Middle East | Terrorism — by Bob Zuber 07/28/2008 @ 5:18:30 AM

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 … [Keep reading >>]

Turkey: Audible Political Quakes

Filed under: Middle East — by Will Kirkland 07/2/2008 @ 12:38:18 PM

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 … [Keep reading >>]

Kurdish PKK Threatens US Troops

Filed under: Iraq | War — by Will Kirkland 05/5/2008 @ 8:55:26 PM
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“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 … [Keep reading >>]

Turkey: Public Support for a Cross-Border Incursion

Filed under: Iraq — by Bob Zuber 02/22/2008 @ 8:07:59 AM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Turkish Shelling of Kurdish Areas

Filed under: Iraq — by Will Kirkland 01/13/2008 @ 11:10:18 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Charlie Wilson Redux

Filed under: Israel — by Will Kirkland 01/7/2008 @ 11:22:10 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Turkey: Christmas Bombing

Filed under: Iraq — by Bob Zuber 12/25/2007 @ 4:52:36 AM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

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