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The New Turkey: Captal Flight

Bloomberg’s Tiago Ramos Alfaro and Ercan Ersoy noted a couple of days ago that “[m]embers of the families that own Turkey’s two biggest groups of companies sold a combined total of about $575 million in shares in their respective groups, as the benchmark Turkish stock index closed at a record high on Wednesday [, 24 May 2017]. 247 more words

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Gazi ve Afet İnan

“Tarih profesörü olacak Afet’in durumu öbür kızlardan öbür farklıydı. Gazi onu evlat edindiği zaman artık çocuk değil yetişmiş bir genç kızdı. Yavaş yavaş Gazi için bir eşin alabileceği yeri aldı. 111 more words

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Brexit means Brexit

The British PM’s quite infamous words have now come back to haunt her . . . as Berlin Bureau Chief at The Economist Jeremy Cliffe laid bare on his twitter feed: “Today’s FAZ report on May’s disastrous dinner with Juncker – briefed by senior Commission sources – is absolutely damning” . 772 more words

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The American Civil War according to the Drumpf

As voiced by the journalist Ishaan Tharoor on Twitter: “Trump’s right-wing populism is built on historical amnesia”.i Tharoor is obviously referring to the Drumpfian presentation of “alternative facts” regarding the American Civil War (1861-65) and the presidency of the genocidal Andrew Jackson (1829-37) . 858 more words

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The Coup-that-was-no-Coup: Some Queries

On twitter, an anonymous user calling himself “sakıncalı binbaşı” and using the handle “@NickTachon” posted the following interesting queries regarding the events of 15 July 2016. 23 more words

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Climate Change is a Hoax: World Meteorological Organization Report

The insurance expert Joe Ryan matter-of-factly declares that “[u]nusually warm weather in the Arctic is helping shift weather patterns this year from North America to the Middle East, after global warming shattered records in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization. 683 more words

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Fukushima Today: Scorpion Robot Mission Aborted

The Associated Press reports that “[r]obot probes sent to one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant’s ongoing cleanup. The plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. 460 more words

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