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Narrating Turkey at a Time of National Crisis

Turkey coup

A night before the attempted coup of July 15th, in conversation with an elegant secular business leader and permacologist in the seaside town of Yalikavak I was surprised by the intensity of her negativity toward the government, expressed with beguiling charm.

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Warning! What follows is very politically incorrect

Nice, France

by William Blum

Is Nice the last straw for you? The last victims before you call it by its proper name: radical Islamic terrorism? French Prime Minister Hollande was quick to point out that it was a "terrorist attack", but not a radical Islamic attack.

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Regime Change in Turkey

military coup in Turkey

The attempted military coup in Turkey serves to remind Americans of two important facts: First, that Americans are legally obligated to fight and die for that country’s dictatorial regime and, second, that the position taken by the coup leaders is no different from that taken by America’s national-security establishment.

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Gingrich Mistake on Sharia Deportations

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich, who holds a Ph.D. in European History and is thus a presumptively educated man, has delivered yet another questionable statement: “We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.” Over the decades, Gingrich is known for making unintelligent speeches, without weighing the consequences of his thoughtless philosophies.

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Who is Fethullalh Gulen?

Fethullalh Gulen, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A Modern-day Progressives or a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
by James M. Dorsey

Believers say he preaches a new, modern form of Islam. Critics charge he is a power hungry wolf in sheep's clothing preparing to convert secular Turkey into an Islamic republic; a conspirator who has created a state within the state and attempted this weekend to topple democratically elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a failed military coup.

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