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Turkey at Thanksgiving Is Enough

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President M. Nixon is not generally admired as a fountain of profundity. American Thinker By Michael Curtis But attention should be paid by sore political losers to this pithy remark: “You’ve got to learn to survive a… Turkey at Thanksgiving… Read More »

Greens call on UK Government to contribute to child sex abuse compensation

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Greens senator Rachel Siewert has said it was “extremely distressing” to hear allegations the United Kingdom government might have continued to send child migrants to Australia after being told they were being mistreated at institutions here. ABC Barbara Miller Senator Siewert said if the allegations were found to be true then the UK Government should offer to contribute to Australia’s compensation scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse, announced earlier this month. “If the UK government continued to send ... Read More »

2016 sets new record for asylum seekers reaching Italy by boat

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Central Mediterranean is once again the main migrant route into Europe, partly due to the chaos of civil war in Libya The Guardian Patrick Kingsley More asylum seekers have now reached Italy by boat in 2016 than in any previous year on record. Nearly 171,000 people have arrived in Italy from… 2016 sets new record for… Read More »

Bahcelism in Turkey

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When the history of Turkey’s descent into Islamist dictatorship, financial ruin, and insecurity is written, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the central focus of most accounts. AEI Michael Rubin But, when historians ask who enabled Erdogan’s rise, perhaps no Turkish politician deserves that title more than Devlet Bahçeli, the chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, MHP), Turkey’s right-wing and nationalist party. When American or European politicians lead their… Bahcelism in Turkey Read More »

The economy may collapse soon: Daron Acemoğlu

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The Turkish economy may collapse in a couple of years if politicians do not show the West that the economy is trust-worthy, Daron Acemoğlu, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), told the daily Hürriyet. Çınar Oskay – ISTANBUL “Economic growth comes from consumption and consumption is encouraged by loans. This is not… The economy may… Read More »

Poll: Two thirds of Scots back currency union post-independence

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More than two thirds of Scots want to keep using pound sterling if the country votes for independence, a new poll has found. The Scotsman The BMG poll for The Herald found that 64 per cent of those polled would prefer a currency union with the… Poll: Two thirds… Read More »

US, Turkey Military Operations in Syria Are Intervention

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Washington and Ankara do not coordinate their military operations on Syria’s territory with Damascus, their presence in the country can be regarded as intervention, a senior Syrian Army official told Sputnik. Sputnik On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a… US, Turkey Military… Read More »

Only Power Rules: Turkey After the Failed Coup

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THERE ARE MANY THINGS I remember about the night of July 15 in Istanbul. Los Angeles Review of Books Nick Ashdown I was with my then girlfriend and her friends when we heard a military coup was taking place. We decided to do the most… Only Power Rules: Turkey After the… Read More »

Greece has taken a principled stand over guarantees

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In your editorial “Greece must stop blocking a deal” (Cyprus Mail, November 24), Greece is blamed for not adopting “a supportive role, instead of undermining the process as it had done in the last week”. Cyprus Mail Myron M Nicolatos, president of the Cyprus supreme court President Anastasiades is also blamed, for standing next to Prime Minister Tsipras and “nodding approvingly” while the… Greece has taken a… Read More »

Politicians warned to tone down Brexit talk by equality body

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the UK’s political parties telling them to tone down their Brexit rhetoric. The Scotsman By JACK MAIDMENT The letter suggests there needs to be a discussion about British values as the Government looks to formalise the… Politicians warned to… Read More »

Child sexual abuse scandal rocks English football as former players allege existence of paedophile rings

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A child abuse scandal is threatening to engulf professional football clubs in England, with former players alleging the existence of paedophile rings that operated unchecked. ABC Lisa Millar Several former professional players have come forward to reveal they were abused as children while playing for their clubs. Andy Woodward was the first to… Child sexual abuse scandal rocks English football as… Read More »

Boris Johnson is a clown who has united the EU against Britain

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The foreign secretary’s combination of clumsiness and ignorance has undermined his own country’s exit strategy Jean Quatremer The Guardian Britain can be proud of itself. Once again, it had already shown the world the… Boris Johnson is… Read More »

Edward Snowden’s Ossietsky award lawsuit rejected by Norway

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Edward Snowden’s bid to guarantee that he would not be extradited to the US if he visited Norway has been rejected by the Norwegian supreme court. The former spy contractor filed the lawsuit in April, attempting to secure safe passage to Norway to pick up a… Edward Snowden’s Ossietsky… Read More »

Germany’s Chinese investment problem

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European firms are being snapped up by China companies, and that’s causing headaches in Berlin. By JANOSCH DELCKER HAMBURG, Germany — In the conflict between Beijing, Berlin and Brussels over skyrocketing investment by Chinese firms in… Germany’s Chinese investment… Read More »

Joyce McMillan: The great right-wing economic project has failed

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Markets show hypocrisy over borrowing levels that would have seen a Labour government lambasted writes Joyce McMillan Outside, the weather is cold and strange, far more chill than in most recent autumns; and there’s a cold climate indoors… The Scotsman By JOYCE MCMILLAN Joyce McMillan: The… Read More »

Boris Johnson is a clown who has united the EU against Britain

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The foreign secretary’s combination of clumsiness and ignorance has undermined his own country’s exit strategy Jean Quatremer Βritain can be proud of itself. Once again, it had already shown the world the… Boris Johnson is… Read More »