Archive for January, 2014

Turkey passes controversial medical aid bill

January 18, 2014

The medical bill passed in Turkey  “makes it crime for doctors to provide emergency first aid without government authorization comes into force.”


Will Turkish corruption scandal lead to return of military to politics?

January 15, 2014


Sweden boycotts Sochi Olympic opening ceremony to protest Putin’s homophobia & crackdown.

January 14, 2014

Swedish minister snubs Sochi opening ceremony

Turkey’s corruption prosecutor sues Erdoğan for defaming him in public

January 13, 2014

Prosecutor Öz files criminal complaint against PM for defamation campaign

Global Gas Prices around the World ( In US $)

January 13, 2014

Global Gas Prices around the World ( In US $)

In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

January 12, 2014

The New York Times

Neocons Who Brought You The Iraq War Endorse AIPAC’s Iran Bill

January 10, 2014

According to an article by Jim Lobe, “the neoconservative Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the successor organization of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), has just published another open letter (reproduced below) to Congressional leaders that implicitly endorses what I have called the “Kirk-Menendez Wag the Dog Act of 2013,” known officially as the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 (S. 1881). I say implicitly, because it doesn’t come right out and urge support for the specific bill, which AIPAC and the Israel lobby, for which AIPAC is the vanguard, are flogging as hard as they possibly can. But the intention is pretty clear.”  Read the full analysis HERE

How the so called “Turkish Model” lost its appeal in the Muslim World

January 9, 2014

Corruption in Turkey: The Arab road

Report from rural Iran on how sanctions are hitting public budgets and exacerbating poverty

January 9, 2014


Washington Post Editorial: Turkey’s power struggles threaten the nation

January 2, 2014