Turkish Government Repression Steadily Escalates

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Turkish Government Repression Steadily Escalates Posted: 24 Feb 2011 09:45 AM PST By Barry Rubin Repression in Turkey steadily increases and is ignored by the international community. The latest event is the jailing of a famous columnist for Hurriyet, Soner Yalcin, and three journalists for a website publication called Odatv. The crackdown came the day after Odatv reported that it had videos Continue Reading

3 Articles; * My Books Useful for the Current Crisis in Egypt * Turkey to Train Syria’s Army * The Obama Administration and the Middle East: A Half-Time Assessment

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com My Books Useful for the Current Crisis in Egypt Turkey to Train Syria's Army The Obama Administration and the Middle East: A Half-Time Assessment My Books Useful for the Current Crisis in Egypt Posted: 05 Feb 2011 11:57 AM PST I’m pleased that the New York Times selected my book as one of the most useful on the current crisis. But I’m also amused on how even a Continue Reading

Arrest Shows What’s Really Going on in Turkey: An Increasingly Repressive Islamist Regime

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Arrest Shows What's Really Going on in Turkey: An Increasingly Repressive Islamist Regime By Barry Rubin The Western media can talk all it wants to about the regime in Turkey as reformist and democratic. Didn't it just sponsor a referendum that increased freedoms? But this is for show. Here's an example of the reality. A state prosecutor has just ordered the arrest of Continue Reading

Turkey’s Referendum Doesn’t Mean Popular Support for A Regime Aligning with Iran

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Saturday, September 25, 2010 Turkey's Referendum Doesn't Mean Popular Support for A Regime Aligning with Iran This article was published by Pajamas Media. I have updated it here and added additional links and points to the text. I also don't like their headline. So I recommend forwarding or circulating the version below. Please be subscriber 17,483. Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of Continue Reading

A Turkish Intellectual’s Open Letter to Prime Minister Erdogan

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Friday, July 2, 2010 A Turkish Intellectual's Open Letter to Prime Minister Erdogan By Barry Rubin A liberal Turkish intellectual has written a powerful open letter to the leader of Turkey's Islamist regime. So great is the fear of the increasingly repressive government that this person is remaining anonymous but I know the individual as someone of great integrity. And I also know that many of his Continue Reading

5 Articles; Defining the Mass Media World View: A Funny and Original Approach; Two Articles–Turkey and Palestinian State-Building That Didn’t Get into Daily Mailing; The Problem Isn’t McChrystal’s Bite But That McChrystal (On Administration, not Afghanistan) is Right; Who in Turkey Knows the Value of the Now-Dead Alliance with Israel? The Foreign and Defense Ministries; I’m Looking and I Don’t See Any Palestinian State-Building Going On

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Defining the Mass Media World View: A Funny and Original Approach Two Articles--Turkey and Palestinian State-Building That Didn't Get into Daily Mailing The Problem Isn't McChrystal's Bite But That McChrystal (On Administration, not Afghanistan) is Right Who in Turkey Knows the Value of the Now-Dead Alliance with Israel? The Foreign and Defense Ministries Continue Reading

2 Articles: A Telling Detail: The Turkish Leader’s Personal Quarrel with Barack Obama; Birth of a Myth: Winning Over Syria’s Dictator with High-Tech?

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com A Telling Detail: The Turkish Leader's Personal Quarrel with Barack Obama Posted: 18 Jun 2010 06:51 AM PDT Please be subscriber 16,638. Put your email address in the box, upper right-hand of the page. We depend on your contributions since the New York Times doesn't pay for our research. Tax-deductible donation through PayPal or credit card: click Donate button, upper-right hand corner of Continue Reading

Turkish troops deployed in Cyprus, top intelligence ranks Islamized

From Debka.Com Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan is clearly spoiling for more trouble with Israel. This is manifested by the steps which are revealed here by debkafile's military and intelligence sources. The peaceful outcome of the Rachel Corrie incident Saturday, June 5, and Israel's efforts to keep the crisis under control have had no effect on his determination to raise rather than de-escalate Turkish-Israeli friction. Friday, Continue Reading

Return of the Ottomans – Turkey emerges as Middle East leader

From CNN.Com The recent flotilla incident is the culmination of a steep decline in Israeli-Turkish relations that started with the Gaza war in 2008 and 2009. Relations between these two countries, after reaching a high point in the late 1990s and early 2000s, are now beyond repair, and it will probably take the better part of a decade for them to be resuscitated. Turkey has also used its increasingly rancorous disputes with Israel to Continue Reading

Turkish Regime Changes Sides, West Averts Eyes

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Sunday, June 6, 2010 Turkish Regime Changes Sides, West Averts Eyes Please be subscriber 16,420. Put your email address in the box, upper right-hand of the page. We depend on your contributions. Tax-deductible donation through PayPal or credit card: click Donate button, upper-right hand corner of this page. By check: "American Friends of IDC.” “For GLORIA Center” on memo line. Mail: American Friends Continue Reading