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Qatar, Saudi, Trump

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:44
Qatar, Saudi, Trump

 

Dear Friends,

In Turkey last night there was a demonstration in Istanbul in solidarity with Qatar. The Turkish parliament voted to hasten deployment of thousands of its troops to the emirate. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces have moved to the Saudi border. Iran has pledged to supply Qatar with food and water, while Qatar Airlines flights have diverted their routes through Iranian and Turkish air-space.

The Saudi-Emirati drive against Qatar is not new and nor should it come as a surprise. Nor should the Turkish push to protect its ally - both patrons of the Muslim Brotherhood.

At Alternet, I have a

Turkey and the United States of America

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 01:57
Halka Yol Gosteren Ozgurluk

 

Dear Friends,

The picture above is from the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Turkey. I have used it because hours after the referendum in Turkey, people who voted No (Hayir) had already begun to compare the mood of resistance to the days of Gezi. I like the picture because it echoes the great Delacroix painting of 'Liberty Leading the People'.

Some people - right after the referendum victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an - began to say that Turkey's democracy has now expired. RIP Turkey was the signal phrase. It is an erroneous sentiment. Half of the Turkish people - despite immense voter

Turkish Version of Cacerolazo

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:15

 

<Turkey> In The Hindu, thanks to Mini Kapoor, my short report on the Turkish referendum. My friends in Turkey were initially very upset with the result - dazed even. But then there was a recognition that this is hardly over. The new hashtag to represent that view is #HayirDahaBitmedi. Comparisons between the protests that broke out after the first results were announced and Gezi Park's struggle came immediately from those who were banging pots and pans. This was the Turkish version of the Latin American cacerolazo.

How silly are the articles with RIP Turkey as

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