Wallerstein is a world systems historian so he usually has holes in his analysis, but this one? Nope. I can go all the way with it. I just wish he’d addressed the de-facto entente between Israel and the Saudis.
In the 90s we had a full blown de jure and de facto entente between Israel [...]
Turkey’s President Gul is making a bold move to calm the political chaos in Turkey. Will he succeed or will the paranoid Prime Minister Recep Erdogan decide that Gul’s efforts are part of the conspiracy to remove Erdogan from power? (Image: Turkish Presidential Seal)
Since December 17, scores of Erdogan cronies have been arrested for [...]
Turkey continues its crisis of governance and personal power. There seems to be no good outcome at this point given the conversion of Turkey to a dictatorship. PM Erdogan is changing laws and stopping police investigations. When corruption charges were brought against dozens of Erdogan officials and friends, the poice and prosecutors who brought the [...]
Will Summer protests return to Turkey Jordi Bernabeu Farrús
The Republic of Turkey is consumed by intense conflict, conspiracy charges, and underlying financial problems that simply won’t go away. A perfect storm is brewing in Turkey.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and supporters are charged with a secret gold-for-oil deal with Iran. The [...]
I would judge the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors if I had authority,: Turkish PM ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Erdogan after the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) overturned Erdogan’s change in police and judicial procedures to protect his position:
“From here, I am filing a criminal complaint [against the HSYK]. The [...]
Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan is resisting responsibility at all costs. After charges against 100 or more officials and supporters, the PM has fired police and prosecutors in Istanbul and Ankara, blamed foreigners, the U.S. in particular, for the scandal, and referenced it all as an attack on the state. Protests are erupting. Just to make [...]
Is it really Erdogan versus Gulen or is Gulen a proxy? Images: Wikicommons
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan faces major challenges from the opposition and within his own party, the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party). Through his rash actions and compulsive need for control, the PM has paved the road 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 [...]
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
The attack on Syria by outside powers and their proxies has gone on for over two years. The rebels fighting to overturn the Assad regime are a mixed lot but we know one thing for sure. Were it not for outside aid and thousands of recruits from neighboring countries, the so-called civil war would have [...]
The destruction of Syria, in many forms, is proceeding according to plan and on time. When the Western powers and their pals, the oil oligarchs, target your country, it’s time to run just as fast as you can.
I wrote Welcome to the New Syria on August 27, 2012. Based on known events and outcomes [...]
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
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 [...]
Syrian troops along with their Hezbollah allies are in control of the key city of al-Qusayr. The battle began three weeks ago with initial victories by the Syrian government in and around the city of 30,000. Rebel fighters sought reinforcements with some predicting a protracted battle. The reinforcements came, “hundreds of rebel reinforcements professing close [...]
(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 [...]