CNN, By Susannah Cullinane, November 23
Turkey has declared Egypt’s envoy to Ankara persona non grata in response to Cairo’s decision to expel the Turkish ambassador, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign affairs announced Saturday.
The Egyptian government had earlier summoned Turkey’s ambassador to inform him he was persona non grata and to ask him to [...]
Prime Minister Erdogan, Turkey DonkeyHotey
One of the first initiatives of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was a foreign policy based on “zero problems with neighbors.” From his selection as Prime Minister in 2003, Erdogan led efforts to resolve Iran’s conflicts with the West over the Iranian nuclear program. The regime also formed a tight [...]
Spiegel Online – The protests that erupted in Turkey in May 2013 saw a local environmental protest bloom into a nationwide pro-democracy movement. A new political party has formed to channel this dissatisfaction into political power, but the hurdles to success are high.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this, and what [...]
Facebook banned the Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) use of the term KURDISTAN on the BDP’s Facebook page. According to BDP, Facebook did this to please the ruling AKP Party of Prime Minister Redep Erdogan. Turkey is a new market for social media and Facebook is happy to engage in Orwellian censorship to get
General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
In a major change in policy, Egypt now supports of the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. The shift in policy reflects the Egyptian military’s characterization of the pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood protesters as terrorists and the close alignment of the deposed Morsi government and its Muslim Brotherhood supporters with the Syrian [...]
(BBC) – Turkish officers in Ankara, 29 Oct 10 For decades the Turkish military’s shadowy grip on society was known as “the deep state” Turkey’s parliament has amended the code governing the armed forces, a move that curtails its political influence.
The original rules gave the military responsibility of preserving the Republic of Turkey, a [...]
TENCERE TAVA HAVASI (Sound of Pots and Pans) / Kardeş Türküler Turkish people resopnd to Sultan Erdogan. Plus live stream from Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey.
Live stream from Taksim Square, Istanbul
Thanks to Brian Downing for passing this on.
Turkey Protests from NEWS NOW.CO.UK
If this is verified, it would be worth a look at what part of PM Erdogan’s remarks the shooter believed. Did the police officer believe that the demonstrators drank beers in mosques or insulted women with headscarves, as the PM alleged in a speech two days ago?
(June 11) A video, purportedly showing the [...]
Al Jazeera Video and Turkish feed Photographs from the scene
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Al-Akahbar English/AFP
Updated 9:39 pm: Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters armed with rocks and fireworks on Tuesday as they tried to take back control of a central Istanbul square at the [...]
(Al Jazeera) – Riot police fire teargas as protesters fight government attempt to cleanse Istanbul area of signs of ‘occupation’.
The war in Syria went from a seeming quagmire to a conflict that may reach a dramatic climax with the coming battle for Aleppo, a city of nearly three million people that was once the commercial center of the nation. Political leaders and events in two other cities, Istanbul and London, will play a central [...]
(From sumandef in Instanbul)
01/06/2013 tarihinde yayımlandı by sumandef Insanlik Hali
To my friends who live outside of Turkey:
I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources [...]
Gul Tuysuz | Istanbul | May 31
CNN -A district court said it has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks — a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests in the city, Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu news agency reported Friday.
The court has ordered a [...]
Given that it appears that the greater blogosphere has finally woken up to the impending deployment of an element of US 1st Armoured Division Headquarters to Jordan, I figured it might be germane to offer a some general thoughts on what appears to be developing. Let’s see if this maybe helps keep the impending Internet [...]
(Reuters) – The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group declared a “formal and clear ceasefire” with Turkey on Saturday after the rebels’ jailed leader ordered an end to the decades-long armed campaign for autonomy.