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
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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
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
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
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