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New photo from Facebook April 23, 2014 at 11:15PM

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2014 at 22:24
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Erdoğan’s 24 April statement is surprising but not more than another act of oriental cunning

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2014 at 18:05

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Erdoğan seems to have taken a softer stand on the Armenian Genocide issue. As Turkey’s impact on Washington seems to be at a low point, another aggressive statement by Erdoğan would lead to a permanent loss. After all domestic policies he leads, he is definitely not sincere but just a sinister tactician.

What surprises audiences is that Erdoğan made a -one-time turn, I assume- to his former years, and provides a human discourse. Besides, the arguments in his statements are similar ones Turkish State officially pursued for a long time. Since we are so used to his conspiracy filled bashing regularly, this surprises us.

However, when this humane discourse dissected, one can easily see that the aim is to ignore the calamity of what happened to Anatolian Armenians, particularly. Other ethnicities also suffered, but what happened to Armenians was not a mere suffering and nothing equal happened to Turks, for instance. Secondly, opening archives is the best Turkish State could come up with, as it is well expected that documentation is very limited at that period due to several reasons. Oriental cunning. When you cannot find a proper document, one will prove that there was not a genocide….

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Turkey’s Erdogan says WWI massacre of Armenians ‘shared pain’

 

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, April 23, offered condolences over the massacre of Armenians almost 100 years ago, describing the events of World War I as “our shared pain”. Erdogan’s statement, on the eve of the 99th

 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan refers to ‘our shared pain’ in unexpected statement on eve of 99th anniversary of start of deportations

THE MESSAGE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN ON THE EVENTS OF 1915

 

Mavi Boncuk |

 

The unofficial translation of the message of The Prime Minister of The Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the events of 1915 in English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Eastern and Western Armenian languages.

 

THE MESSAGE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN ON THE EVENTS OF 1915

(UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION)

Nationalist party slams, main opposition welcomes Turkish PM Erdoğan’s 1915 message

 

MHP leader Bahçeli slammed Erdoğan’s message on the incidents of 1915, while the CHP was more welcoming

 

Turkey Was Inept, Not Evil, in Syria

NYT > Turkey by By MUSTAFA AKYOL

Erdogan’s foreign policy has been characterized more by idealistic delusions than malicious conspiracies

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23 April in Turkey. Children’s Day. Anniversary of Turkish Parliament

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2014 at 17:50

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2 kids were detained during Children Day celebrations when they protested for Berkin Elvan, who recently passed away after he was hit by a pepper gas cannister during Occupy Gezi

The leaders of all political parties in Parliament gave speeches on the occasion of the April 23 celebrations, during which National Sovereignty and Children’s Day was marked
Ceremonies will be held all over the country today to mark April 23, National Sovereignty Day and Children’s Day
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Atatürk and kids.

Turkey is facing the risk of having an aged population in the upcoming decades according to a report published by the country’s statistics authority.

More than 14,000 children missing in 5 years in Turkey: Report
Over 14,000 children have gone missing in the past five years alone in Turkey, the Gendarmerie General Command has said

 

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New photo from Facebook April 23, 2014 at 06:10PM

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2014 at 17:14
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New photo from Facebook April 23, 2014 at 12:52PM

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2014 at 12:07
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New photo from Facebook April 23, 2014 at 12:08AM

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2014 at 23:13
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New photo from Facebook April 22, 2014 at 09:43PM

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2014 at 20:53
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Eurosphere agenda: Ukraine’s Geneva agreement falters…

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2014 at 16:08

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A pro-European integration protester stands on a barricade during a rally in Independence Square in Kiyv [Reuters]

An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine began to unravel Sunday (21 April), with pro-Moscow gunmen showing no sign of surrendering seized government buildings

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday accused Kiev of violating the Geneva agreement on de-escalation in Ukraine. US Vice President Joe Biden wants to up the pressure on Moscow today, Tuesday, in Kiev. Some commentators accuse the US of taking half-hearted measures. Others call on the West to help Ukraine implement the roadmap for peace.

Biden Warns Russia Against Further Provocation

Top News: Vice President Joe Biden urgedRussia to refrain from further “provocative behavior” during a joint press conference in Kiev with interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Biden pushed Moscow to cease its alleged support for pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine

UKIP Campaign Poster Evokes Hatred

Many commentators, including myself, have argued for a long time that the disastrous handling of the European crisis has opened the door to a toxic debate about ‘us’ and ‘them’ within the Union as well as a general re-nationalisation tendency in European politics. In the current European election campaign you can see a visualisation of what this actually means. This is a current campaign poster of UKIP in Great Britain (via BBC Radio 4 Today on Twitter):

UKIP Campaign Poster

The anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has started its campaign for the EU elections with posters slammed by opponents as “racist”, fear-mongering and inaccurate

Italy has rescued over 1,000 migrants over the past 48 hours, the navy said on Tuesday, amid rising criticism from the political right over the high cost of the operation

Fascism swelling in Britain

open Democracy News Analysis – by John Siadhail

Fascist protests on the streets are a growing sign of the dark forces emerging from capital’s post-08 sterility.

US releases photo ‘evidence’ of Russian troops in Ukraine
The US State Department on Monday released images — provided by Ukraine — which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers

 

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New photo from Facebook April 22, 2014 at 03:56PM

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2014 at 14:56
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Erdoğan denies Taksim for Labor Day, desires more polarization before the Presidential Elections

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2014 at 12:20

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As a master tactician, he knows that he can only survive with dedicated disciples in a politically polarized environment. Espcially before the Presidential elections in August. Today he announced he will not let Labor Day celebrations in Taksim. Just 4 years ago, AKP was boasting that Labor Day could be celebrated in Taksim thanks to them:

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Taksim and Kadıköy are Forbidden For Demonstrations, PM Says

 

“No to Taksim Sqaure, no to downtown Kadıköy district. Demonstrations are forbidden there from now on,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said

Turkish interior minister: ‘No pasarán’ to Taksim Square on May Day

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey’s Interior Minister Efkan Ala has given a clear signal that the government is not responsive to demands for the use of Taksim Square for May Day demonstrations

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Water cannon footage scanned to find killer of 15-year-old Gezi victim
An expert report has been prepared, based on newly emerged footage showing the day when Berkin Elvan was fatally wounded

Forensics Fail to Detect Berkin Elvan’s Cause of Death
While Berkin Elvan’s autopsy report have been released this morning, it failed to provide a “certain” cause of death as it only contained footage on police intervention and no capture of Berkin.
Turkish university cancels homosexuality conference amid Hizbullah fear
A panel focusing on homosexuality has been canceled by Mardin Artuklu University (MAU) in southeastern Turkey after a media outlet close to Hizbullah described the event as “immoral.

 

Turkey ‘aided Islamist fighters’ in attack on Syrian town: report

 

Turkish authorities ‘allowed fighters to enter Syria through a strategic border post to carry out assault on Armenian town of Kasab’, the Telegraph reports

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