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Emerging From the Pandemic, Turkey Rolls Out a More Assertive Foreign Policy

4/6/20 | 0 | 0 | 72 εμφανίσεις

carnegieeurope.eu MARC PIERINI JUNE 03, 2020 COMMENTARY Source: Getty Summary:  Faced with no shortage of domestic challenges, Erdogan is expanding Turkey’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean—and antagonizing Europe in turn. Related Media and Tools  Turkey has been swift to implement its own brand of diplomacy during the coronavirus pandemic, including deliveries of medical supplies and…

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Ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis shreds Trump: ‘Three years without mature leadership’

4/6/20 | 0 | 0 | 63 εμφανίσεις

‘First president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times  Former Defense Secretary James Mattis — a member of a group President Trump once described as “my generals” — eviscerated the commander in chief Wednesday, saying the U.S. has suffered through “three years without mature leadership” and is dealing with…

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Why Erdogan Won’t Ask the IMF for Help

2/6/20 | 0 | 0 | 133 εμφανίσεις

foreignpolicy.com Turkey’s economy is a mess, but its president won’t seek an IMF loan because the conditions would mean giving up his extensive patronage network. BY AYKAN ERDEMIR, JOHN A. LECHNER  | JUNE 1, 2020, 2:43 PM Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) with his wife Emine Erdogan, followed by then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde…

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Turkish army civilian employee leaked secret documents on Turkey’s military aid to Georgia

1/6/20 | 0 | 0 | 99 εμφανίσεις

Abdullah Bozkurt A civilian employee at the Turkish General Staff, indicted for leaking documents detailing Turkey’s secret military assistance to neighboring Georgia, was freed by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Banu Yurdusev, a 45-year-old woman who was working as a civilian expert in the Directorate for Logistics at the General Staff, was discovered…

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NASA Astronauts Arrive at the International Space Station on SpaceX Spacecraft

31/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 130 εμφανίσεις

  After a successful launch into orbit yesterday, SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is en route to dock with the International Space Station. Watch as astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley join the crew aboard our orbiting laboratory:

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Michel Foucault and Iran’s Ayatollahs

30/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 161 εμφανίσεις

By Dr. Reza Parchizadeh May 28, 2020 Michel Foucault Square, Paris, photo via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,586, May 28, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Islamic Revolution in Iran, which brought Islamists to power for the first time in modern history, pitted the global left—perhaps best personified by Michel Foucault—against the global right….

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The Historical Memory of Constantinople, 567 Years After the Fall

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greece.greekreporter.com By Tasos Kokkinidis May 29, 2020 Michael Goodyear* May 29, 1453: the final Ottoman assault on Constantinople succeeds. Ottoman cannon fire had battered the great Theodosian Walls of the city. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos-Dragases, had torn off his imperial regalia and died fighting as a common soldier. Ottoman troops plundered as…

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Is Italy set to resume its support for Turkey in Europe?

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ahvalnews.com Marco Ansaldo May 30 2020 12:53 Gmt+3 Last Updated On: May 30 2020 03:30 Gmt+3 Many Italian politicians would like to return to being Turkey’s strongest advocate in Europe. Whether that will happen remains uncertain due to different attitudes inside Italy’s ruling coalition. Italy recently gained from Turkey the liberation of Silvia Romano, an Italian…

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GREEKS OF ANATOLIA – PONTOS

30/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 117 εμφανίσεις

VIDEO, GREEKS OF ANATOLIA – PONTOS Asia Minor was called, by the Greeks, “Anatolia” (literally “Place of the Rising Sun”, for those lands to the east of Greece) and was inhabited by Greeks of the Achaean/Mycenaean culture from the 20th c. BC. Over several centuries, numerous ancient Greek City States were established. The once magnificent,…

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Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya

28/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 138 εμφανίσεις

U.S. Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs) operating on the ground there. By U.S. AFRICA COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, United States Africa CommandStuttgart, GermanyMay 26, 2020   U.S. Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order…

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Law association to apply to Europe’s top rights court, UN over burial of bodies under sidewalks in Istanbul

28/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 144 εμφανίσεις

Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) said on May 26 that they will apply to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the United Nations over the burial of bodies belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants under sidewalks in Istanbul after being taken from the Kurdish-dominated southeastern province of Bitlis. “This is…

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Over 3,000 Turkish military vehicles enter Syria since March

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DAMASCUS, May 27 (Xinhua) — A total of 3,490 Turkish military vehicles have been sent into areas in northern Syria since March, a war monitor reported on Wednesday. The Turkish forces sent 30 military vehicles on Wednesday evening to Turkish military points in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights….

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East Mediterranean Gas Running Into Commercial, Technical, and Political Challenges

28/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 140 εμφανίσεις

washingtoninstitute.org Simon Henderson Also available in العربية May 27, 2020 Reduced demand caused by the coronavirus and low oil/gas prices has complicated plans for further development of the region’s offshore reserves. When a giant flare lit up the night sky off Israel’s coast on May 23, it was a reminder of the country’s natural gas riches…

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Turkey’s launching a Russian news site, but its manager insists it comes in peace

28/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 164 εμφανίσεις

Media has created much acrimony between the occasionally competitive powers, though a TRT official claims they are not there to fan the flames TRT’s Russian service publishes news, columns and broadcasts (screenshot) By  Ragip Soylu in Ankara Published date: 27 May 2020 14:27 UTC | Last update: 16 hours 48 min ago Turkey’s decision to launch a Russian…

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L’Algérie ou la diplomatie du mécontentement

28/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 121 εμφανίσεις

ANALYSE. Alger a rappelé son ambassadeur à Paris pour consultation à la suite de la diffusion de deux documentaires consacrés au hirak. Un reportage sur le hirak diffusé sur France 5 et La Chaîne parlementaire (LCP) a mis le feu aux poudres pour le gouvernement algérien, qui a rappelé son ambassadeur à Paris.  Gestuelle, colère feinte…

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Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space!

27/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 186 εμφανίσεις

NASA Watch history unfold on Wednesday, May 27, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. This mission marks the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will fly to the space station from U.S. soil. Tune in starting at 12:15…

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