Turkey

Turkey: Another Egypt?

On many occasions the «Turkish-style» political system has been viewed as an example for Egypt to follow after the «Jasmine Revolution». Visiting Cairo in 2011, Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdoğan, who is also the chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), tried to look as someone who has […]

Assad talks, Russia walks

So Bashar al-Assad has spoken – exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there’s a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil). Full transcript of his interview in available on SANA agency web-site -OR. Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The […]

CIA Troublemaking in Caucasus

It is clear that Russia’s arrest and expulsion of two CIA agents who were trying to recruit members of the Russian intelligence service fighting against Salafist separatists in the Caucasus is part of a Russian mopping-up operation directed at the CIA’s decades-long covert support for terrorists operating in the Northern […]

Kurdish Card Played by Washington

Saudi Arabia and the other Persian Gulf monarchies have an interest in the project to establish a “Greater Kurdistan,” which is an important part of America’s “Greater Middle East” doctrine. These monarchies want Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey to be quickly dismembered. This is not the first time Washington has […]

Turkish-NATO Trace Of Chemical Attack In Aleppo

While the US President Barack Obama was visiting Middle East, the Syrian opposition tried to accuse Damascus of applying chemical weapons in order to provoke United States to intervene militarily in the Syrian conflict. The opposition knows well that the United States considers the use of chemical weapons a red […]

The Return of Empires (V)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Modern-day empires in the East A peculiarity of the formation of «larger spaces», or modern-day empires in the East, is that some of them were themselves, until quite recently, objects of colonial ambition. Other imperial projects, meanwhile, are part of even larger […]