Monthly Archives: August 2016

Erdoğan’s Disappointing Trip to Russia: More than a Tee-Shirt, Still…

Expectations were high. Turkish President Erdoğan’s meeting with Putin in St. Petersburg promised a major realignment that, some ventured, would result finally in Turkey’s departure from NATO and a decisive ‘pivot’ to Russia and Eastern alliances such as BRICS, SCO, and … Continue reading

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Turkish Coup Attempt Reconsidered

Second Thoughts on the Turkish Coup.  I have second thoughts on the Turkish coup attempt. I always believed it was a half-authentic foreign-backed coup attempt, but felt it had been usurped by Erdoğan loyalists and re-engineered, “designed to fail”. The fact … Continue reading

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