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Turkey Unplugged - Day Nine

Amazingly, the morning after our farewell party, I was not paralytic.  Trish commented that if she had drunk as much raki as I had, she would be “laid out”.   449 more words

Silent Diplomacy in Turkey - Looking back at how it happened

Silent Diplomacy by Roger L. Jennings

By Ismail Veli…….

Turks and Greeks often discuss history from their perspective. Many clearly have their own preconceived ideas or axe to grind. 2,634 more words


Have Xenophobia and Racism Become Mainstream in Turkey?

Xenophobia in Turkey is well-documented. The 2007 Pew Global Attitudes surveys, for example, showed that negative views of the United States were “widespread and growing” in Turkey, a NATO member and European Union applicant. 172 more words


Turkey, Europe's Little Problem

Nations do not have the luxury, as people often do, of choosing their neighbors. Turkey, under the 14-year rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist governments, and neighboring both Europe and the Middle East, was once praised as a “bridge” between Western and Islamic civilizations. 180 more words


Turkey: Marry Your Rapist

There have been several dramatic aspects of Turkey’s creeping Islamization over the past 15 years. Anti-Semitism, xenophobia, an eroding secular social life and majoritarianism (that the majority in a society is entitled to primacy) are not all. 179 more words


What would the Gazi say of Turkey today?

The Gazi Speaks

With all that is happening in Turkey today, what would the Gazi say?

By Roger L Jennings…….

You know the Gazi. After the Turkish forces defeated the Greek Army at the Sakarya River using the same defense he had used at Gallipoli, Mustafa Kemal returned to Ankara in triumph and was awarded by the Grand National Assembly the rank of Field Marshall of the Army and title of Gazi. 1,005 more words


Ne Darbe Ne Dikta Yönetimi !

Evet kardeşim, ülkemiz zor günlerden geldi geçti hatta belki de daha da zor günlerimiz gelecek günlerimizdir.

Ben ne darbe yönetimini ne de dikta yönetim şeklini benimsiyor ve destekliyorum. 436 more words