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“From model Middle East ‘strongman’ to tin-pot dictator… Turkey roundup

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2014 at 12:35

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Turkey’s actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East ‘strongman’ to tin-pot dictator

independent.co.uk – Apr 10 – Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama’s cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White House and the Pentagon could rely on to provide a guiding

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We Quit Working for Erdogan’s Propaganda Mouthpiece | VICE United Kingdom

VICE – Kate O’Sullivan – ‘Journalists wanted for international news agency,’ read the Guardian job ad. As an editor in an industry where opportunities seem to be fading away by the day, you apply for pretty much any full-time job you see. A couple of months later,

 

A new idea out of Turkey: Using Twitter to verify election results

GlobalPost – Apr 8, 6:03 PM – 140journos send out requests for ballot report photos and review them in an Istanbul flat on March 31. (Courtesy: Ogulcan Ekiz) ISTANBUL, Turkey — Spread around a tiny living room in an Istanbul flat are laptops, cell phones, projectors, and

 

Turkey seeks wider spy agency powers amid Erdogan power struggle

Yahoo news

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s government sought parliamentary approval to boost the powers of the secret service on Thursday, a move seen by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s critics as a bid to tighten his grip on the apparatus of state as he wages a bitter power struggle.

Turkey’s Electoral Dictatorship

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In the run-up to Turkey’s municipal elections on March 30, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that the vote would serve as a referendum on his scandal-plagued

‘Armenian genocide’ bill passes U.S. Senate Committee

Hurriyet Daily News

An “Armenian genocide” resolution has easily passed the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee with 12 votes

Seymour Hersh, in an interview with Diken, claims that Turkish intelligence and military were behind the sarin gas attack in Syria

Diken

American journalist Seymour Hersh, at his 77th birthday, talked to Diken and answered some of the questions that have been raised by his latest piece published on London Review of Books on April 4.

Turkey: lecturing not listening | Editorial

A new Turkey has emerged during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s years in charge. He and his party need to live with what they have created Through all the disappointments that have followed the Arab spring, liberals inside and outside the Middle East have been able to say that Turkey was standing proof that Islam and democracy were compatible. But what has been happening recently suggests a critical

Turkish FM denies ordering closure of schools run by Gülen movement abroad

Ahmet Davutoğlu has strictly ruled out news reports suggesting he has recently ordered for the closure of the schools run abroad by the Hizmet network

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