Article Scan: Turkish Trumpists – by Nevşin MENGÜ (Hürriyet)

Who would you expect Turkish conservatives to support in the current U.S. presidential race? Considering the anti-Islam rhetoric used by Republican candidate Donald Trump, one might assume they would favor Hillary Clinton. That assumption might be wrong. Pro-government journalists apparently identify Trump with defying the status quo. They seem to find More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Article Scan: “Why Turkey’s coup didn’t stand a chance?” (by Metin Gurcan a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse)

METİN GÜRCAN – ANALYST On the night of July 15, Turkey passed a major democracy test that included a coup attempt, an uprising and the worst terror ever against its citizens. Thousands of Turkish citizens More...

By Editor On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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Article Scan: “How Erdogan’s Israeli gambit may cost him Islamist support?” (by PINAR TREMBLAY, a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse)

Turkey’s president made a startling reversal this week in one of his long-held stances on a touchy subject, firing up Islamists who were already unhappy with the country’s recent rapprochement with Israel. President More...

By Editor On Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Article Scan: “What airport attack means for Turkey’s Syria policy?” (by Fehim Taştekin, a Turkish columnist for Al-Monitor)

Turkey has been the target of Islamic State (IS) bombing attacks seven times since the general election a year ago. But the IS attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on June 28 that killed 42 people and wounded More...

By Editor On Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Article Scan: “Who’s behind Istanbul airport attack?” (by Metin Gürcan, columnist for Al-Monitor)

Over the past 12 months, 298 people have been killed and about 1,000 wounded in 17 terror attacks in Turkey. The attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on the evening of June 28 was the sixth major terror attack More...

By Editor On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Article Scan: Turkey, the West’s most important Mideast partner, is falling apart and Canada could have a role in stemming the slide

Turkey, the West’s most important Mideast partner, is falling apart and Canada could have a role in stemming the slide By: Stephen Starr Published on Sat Apr 23 2016 Turkey is by far the West’s most important More...

By admin On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Article Scan: No Laughing Matter.. Turkey’s International Prestige Hits New Low

No Laughing Matter: Turkey’s International Prestige Hits New Low During last week’s blog, I shared with my readers the ongoing saga of Turkish president Erdogan’s palace and the bad rap it was More...

By admin On Saturday, November 1st, 2014
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Article Scan: Turkey’s problems with neighbours (The Economist)

Recent actions push Turkey away from the West and the European Union. THE fallout from Turkey’s relations with Islamic State (IS) knows no end. Its global image is in tatters amid persistent claims of secret More...

By admin On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Article Scan: Turkey moving from reluctant partner to embarrassed ally (by Cengiz Çandar)

Turkey moving from reluctant partner to embarrassed ally Turkey is gradually moving from a reluctant NATO ally toward an embarrassing or embarrassed partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS, also known More...

By admin On Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Article Scan: Does the US trust Turkey? (by Cengiz ÇANDAR)

Does the US trust Turkey? The German newspaper Der Spiegel has discovered that Turkey, a NATO ally, was the target of US, UK and German espionage. In its August 2014 report headlined, “A Two-Faced Friendship: More...

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