Tag Archives: Turkey

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps

Reina nightclub attack James Dorsey explains why the Islamist attack on Istanbul’s Reina nightclub may have emboldened Muslim youth “to stand up for their right to craft lives that reflect a more liberal, less restrictive interpretation of Islam”. Read more [...]

Watch: Syrian Islamist parents send daughters, aged seven and nine, on suicide mission

Syrian girl suicide bombers and father Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information Read more [...]

Turkey’s anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

PakTurk school James Dorsey highlights the dilemma confronting Pakistan, which is facing a Turkish demand to shut secondary schools associated with preacher Fethullah Gulen, while the real threat to its security is posed by the Saudi-funded Wahhabi schools. Read more [...]

Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen: Moderniser or wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen James Dorsey profiles Fethullah Gulen, Turkish preacher and erstwhile friend of President Erdogan, and considers whether he or his religious, educational and commercial empire might have been involved in the failed coup attempt of 15 July. Read more [...]

Who is right in Syria?

Syria foreign intervention Lawrence Davidson examines the actions and behaviours of Russia, the US and France, and Turkey in the Syrian civil war and assesses which of these parties appears to be acting in the interest of long-term stability in Syria. Read more [...]

The Achilles’ heel of the peoples’ revolutions

Revolution Uri Avnery explains why the popular uprisings sweeping across the world, from Brazil to Egypt and Turkey, are in danger of of fading away without leaving anything behind, except some memories. Read more [...]

Turkish protests: the story behind the sound bites

Turkey unrest Nureddin Sabir warns against simplifications, generalizations and crude comparisons between the Turkish protests and the Arab Spring, and highlights two short but informative analyses of the Turkish unrest. Read more [...]

Syria – victim of foreign machinations

Munzer Hindawi says the key to breaking the stalemate in Syria lies with the United States, but Washington will move only if the Syrian conflicts threatens to spill over to other countries. Read more [...]

The proxy war destroying Syria

Pain of Syria Jamal Kanj argues that between them, an arrogant tyrant, Bashar Assad, a fractious, visionless, bankrupt opposition, and Russia, the USA and Turkey are breaking up Syria into mini Israel-type ethnocentric states. Read more [...]

Open letter to US Secretary of State Kerry

Zionism equals Nazism As US officials whinge about Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s equating of Zionism with fascism, Alan Hart challenges John Kerry to respond to holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer’s assertion that “Zionism is today’s Nazism”. Read more [...]