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Gallipoli: the Greek connection

A century ago, on April 25th, 1915, the Allied forces of the Entente disembarked at the Gallipoli peninsula[1]. Their aim was to take over the Ottoman forts that controlled the straits of the Dardanelles and prevented the British navy from sweeping the heavily mined waters. 1,365 more words

Modern Greece

Saturday soapbox

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse but not to abuse. 94 more words


Turkey's most powerful president since Ataturk: A profile of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It would not be an exaggeration to say Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is currently one of the world’s most charismatic leaders. Any conversation about Turkey always includes a reference to Mr Erdoğan – such is the growing cult of personality – and in a country which reveres great leaders, i.e.

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No Fan of Erdogan

That Erdogan’s kooky and quirky.
His mad machinations are murky.
A sad jumped up jerk
Unlike great Ataturk;
With Hamas he is now talking turkey.


Mustafa Kemal'den Atatürk'e

Çocukluğundan itibaren Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün karakterini şekillendiren gelişmeler, düşüncelerinin zaman içindeki evrimi, aşkları ve tutkuları, gençlik yıllarının az bilinen yönleri, siyasi ve askeri pratiklerinden kesitler eşliğinde… 68 more words