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Why Turkey’s Debt Crisis Is A Bigger Risk To The Eurozone Than The PIGS – Analysis

23/5/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 2 εμφανίσεις

By Claudio Grass Turkey has been almost constantly in the news over the past year, as troubling headlines about its economy and political situation continue to pile up. In a currency meltdown that escalated last summer, the Turkish lira has plunged by nearly 40%, threatening the Turkish economy as a whole. In January, inflation topped…

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Terrorism. Intelligence shows most foreign fighters and jihadists were released in Turkey after a short detention between 2014 and 2016Were they sent back to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS and Al Qaeda?

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Most of the foreign fighters and their cohorts who were caught from 2014 to 2016 by the Turkish military on suspicion of jihadist activity were released, secret intelligence documents obtained by Nordic Monitor have revealed. According to the classified statistical data kept by the intelligence branch of the Turkish gendarmerie in the Jan. 1, 2014…

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Why ‘Putin’s personal army’ chief visited Turkey

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Viktor Zolotov, the head of Russian National Guard, also known as Vladimir Putin’s personal army, paid a surprising visit to Turkey’s capital. The unannounced visit to Turkey of the chief of the Russian National Guard — an internal security establishment also known as Vladimir Putin’s personal army — will undoubtedly be given hard scrutiny by Western capitals amid increasing criticism…

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How the European Union is betraying the Western Balkans

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The Washington Post Officers from the Kosovo Security Force take part in an advance mapping class in Ferizaj, Kosovo, on May 6. A recent EU-backed summit failed to restart negotiations between leaders from Kosovo and Serbia over a final resolution of Kosovo’s sovereignty. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images) By Jasmin Mujanovic May 21 at 1:34 PM Jasmin Mujanovic,…

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Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus

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Erdogan has rarely been so weak at home—or so aggressive with his neighbors in the Mediterranean. BY YIANNIS BABOULIAS Foreign Policy  | MAY 21, 2019, 12:57 PM Turkish-Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci walks alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the northern part of Nicosia in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is only recognised…

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Rising TensionsTrump’s Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany

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The U.S. under Donald Trump is exacerbating tensions with Iran, leading many to fear war may be just around the corner. Any military conflict would have dire consequences for Europe, but the Americans remain undeterred. By DER SPIEGEL Staff Photos abaca press/ ddp May 10, 2019 08:07 PM  When German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas entered the…

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Strache’s DefenseThe Right-Wing Ideology Exposed

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An Austrian far-right politician got caught red-handed. Or was he? Not in his worldview, as became clear during his resignation speech. The right-wing worldview holds that if you’re fighting a vast and dangerous enemy, anything goes. A Commentary by Nils Minkmar Andreas Gebert/ Getty Images A campaign poster featuring Heinz-Christian Strache May 20, 2019 03:26 PM …

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Eternal PoisonVietnam’s Ongoing Fight Against Agent Orange

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SPIEGEL ONLINE Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese suffer from gene mutations resulting from the Americans’ use of Agent Orange during the war. Birth defects are still a regular occurrence. Now, 44 years later, the U.S. has suddenly pledged more aid. By Stefan Schultz  and Hai Thanh (Photos) HAI THANH/ SPIEGEL ONLINE Nguyen Van Bat with his wife, two daughters and…

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L’Europa ora abbia il coraggio di cambiare

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Non ci saranno le rivoluzioni annunciate dai sovranisti. L’Unione del dopo urne sarà chiamata a riconoscere le inquietudini dei suoi popoli  di Franco Venturini Corriere della Sera disegno di Beppe Giacobbe shadow Sulle schede elettorali del 26 maggio, nascoste dietro i simboli di partiti e movimenti, ci saranno due domande che rendono straordinariamente importante una…

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The New German Anti-Semitism

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FEATURE The New York Times For the nation’s estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear. Solomon Michalski at home in Berlin.CreditCreditJoakim Eskildsen/Institute, for The New York Times By James Angelos May 21, 2019  One of Wenzel Michalski’s early recollections of growing up in southern Germany in the 1970s was of his father,…

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Renewing Europe

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Mar 4, 2019 EMMANUEL MACRON Project Syndicate European citizens need to learn from the Brexit impasse and apply those lessons ahead of and after the European Parliament election in May. That means embracing reforms that advance the three goals that lie at the heart of the European project. PARIS – Never, since World War II, has…

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In Defense of Europe

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May 21, 2019 MICHEL BARNIER Project Syndicate. Faced with growing geopolitical challenges from Russia, China, and the United States, Europe must take its future into its own hands by defending its interests and values. Otherwise, the European Union and its member states will become others’ prey in the new global (dis)order. BRUSSELS – The geopolitical chessboard…

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A NEW COOPERATION FOR ENERGY SECURITY: THE U.S. STRATEGY IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

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*This commentary was written by Mariaeugenia Benato |20 May 2019 vocaleurope.eu In April 2019, the U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio, Senior United States Senator, announced the establishment of the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act 1: a quadrilateral energy and defense agreement between the U.S.,…

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The last error

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May 20, 2019 Pantelis Ikonomou, a former IAEA nuclear inspector, thinks out loud: Though nuclear proliferation is a paramount global threat, super powers fail to demonstrate sufficient competence in responding. World expectations based on the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that nuclear weapons states will preserve global peace in accordance with their responsibilities are plainly becoming wishful…

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An Unexpected Meeting in Manhattan. A short story about identity loss in our time 

19/5/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 31 εμφανίσεις

By Yannis Papadakis* Familiar throngs of city people in a hurry. Everyone is walking fast, talking and texting on their phones. Stifling summer heat, the sun’s rays hammering down through the skyscrapers. Suddenly, Ι notice the strange figure of a man who could have likely descended from some parallel universe. I walk faster to approach…

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Time to Pull US Nuclear Weapons Out of Turkey

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                  Storing nuclear weapons close to trouble is a bad idea, and giving Ankara a shared finger on the nuclear trigger is rapidly losing its charm Amid the recent self-congratulatory celebrations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary, there was no mention one of its strangest policies:…

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    21/5/19 | (6 σχόλια)
    Με την ανοχή που δείχνει η ελληνική πολιτεία σε φαινόμενα βίας και καταστροφής δημόσιας περιουσίας ή προσβολής θεσμών, υπάρχουν τρείς, τουλάχιστον, σοβαροί κίνδυνοι: -Ο ένας είναι να αγανακτήσει η ελληνική κοινωνία και να ανεχθεί, αν δεν επιδιώξει, ένα αυταρχικό ...

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