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A new chapter in Greece’s Middle East military strategy – The New Arab

Concerns about Turkey’s regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens building new military and diplomatic alliances. “Against the Iranian axis, a resounding and strong regional alliance has been formed. Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, the Gulf countries, and the State of Israel are members of this alliance.” The statement …

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Turkey faced with Greece’s EU membership and diaspora – eKathimerini.com

Last week, the Turkish minister of defense once again denounced what he perceived as Greek attempts to reframe Greco-Turkish disputes as wider disputes between Turkey and third parties, powerful countries or regional entities. Speaking during joint military exercises with the participation of Turkish and Azeri forces, Hulusi Akar called on Greece to “stop presenting Greco-Turkish …

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How the Kashmir dispute is playing out in the Eastern Mediterranean – The New Arab

With friction growing between Ankara and Athens, the longstanding alliance between Pakistan and Turkey has prompted Greece and India to consider the mutual benefits of a strategic partnership. In the modern era, the balance of geopolitical power is constantly shifting, with new alliances being formed and historical tensions coming to the fore once again. Pakistan …

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Yuri Bezmenov – All Interviews & Lectures HQ (1984-1983)

The cultural subversion of the United States, Europe and the rest of the world. This is the compiled version of all of Bezmenov’s lectures I could find. This is G. Edward Griffin’s shocking video interview, Soviet Subversion of the Free-World Press (1984), where he interviews ex-KGB officer and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov who decided to …

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Thousands of lives ruined in continuing crackdown on Gülen movement in 2020: report – Turkish Minute

According to Human Rights Watch, the largest group targeted by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan consists of people alleged to have links to the Gülen movement, a worldwide civic initiative inspired by the ideas and activism of Fethullah Gülen, a US-based Muslim cleric. According to a report by the Stockholm Center for Freedom, during the year …

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Erdogan’s lack of accountability risks Turkey’s security – The Jerusalem Post

At the end of 2013, there was a major corruption scandal in Turkey. We listened to a series of tapes over YouTube and although not much came out of it, there was one that I could never forget. A senior AKP member and a police chief were talking. The policeman was trying to explain that …

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US calls on reluctant foreign forces to leave Libya – Arab Weekly

NEW YORK -UNITED NATIONS – The United States on Thursday called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian and Turkish forces from Libya, after a deadline for them to leave was ignored. This appeal marked a firmer expression of US policy toward oil-rich Libya under the new administration of President Joe Biden. “We call on all …

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Lionel Shriver on lockdown scepticism, big tech censorship & Biden’s takeover – The Sun

Lionel Shriver is an author and commentator and wrote the famous book ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ which was made into a film of the same name in 2011. Shriver talks about what 2021 has to offer, the changing shape of our society and discourse, and the impact of the pandemic on our wider …

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How r/WallStreetBets Made GameStop’s Stock Price Soar: Reddit Takes on Short Sellers – TLDR News

Over the last week the subreddit WallStreetBets has been making waves in the stock market, pushing up the values of companies like GameStop and Blackberry. These amateur traders seem to have outwitted and confused the professionals – earning millions in the process. In this video we break down the story and explain how Redditors broke …

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Turkey’s Eastern Mediterranean Strategy Is Not About Natural Gas – Foreign Policy

Turkey’s adventures abroad are about more than hydrocarbons. They’re a bold and expensive attempt at geopolitical revisionism. In an episode that has tediously repeated itself several times since July, Turkey’s seismic-survey ships and navy vessels clash with Greek authorities while probing for hydrocarbons in waters off the small Greek island of Kastellorizo. Turkey and Greece—perennial …

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Turkey sovereign wealth fund turns into debt fund – report – Ahval

Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund has turned into the country’s biggest source of financing after the central bank’s foreign currency reserves turned negative, the trade deficit widened and revenue for the tourism industry slumped, Sözcü newspaper reported. The fund’s balance sheet took a big hit in 2019 and those financial problems intensified last year as it …

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A list of everyone President Erdoğan thinks are terrorists – Ahval

In Turkey it’s not very difficult to be labelled a terrorist by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or other members of the AKP government. You can be given this honour by signing petitions, protesting, being Kurdish, being a journalist, or even being an abstract financial force like inflation. Students are the latest group that President Erdoğan …

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