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Turkey is Buying Its Way into the EU with a Deal that Won't Solve the Refugee Crisis

October 21st, 2015
in Op Ed

The EU has struck a deal with Turkey designed to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Europe. It offers Turkey a multi-billion euro aid package to handle refugees and take back refugees who entered the EU from Turkish territory, eventually giving them a legal right to settle and work. more »

Turkey Opens Up Old Wounds with a New Campaign Against the PKK

July 31st, 2015
in Op Ed

The recent surge of violence in Turkey following the massacre of socialist activists in Suruc has brought Turkey perilously close to an all-out conflict with the Kurds. more »

Turkey Joining Islamic State Offensive - So Why is it Targeting the Kurds?

July 29th, 2015
in Op Ed

Between 03.40 and 03.53 on July 24, three Turkish F-16 jets bombed three Islamic State targets in Syria. This was the first time the Turkish military has taken direct action against the terrorist group. more »

Iran is Ready to Crash Pipelineistan

March 30th, 2015
in Op Ed

Way beyond an Iran nuclear deal, and way beyond the end of a nasty economic siege that's been in place for 35 years since the Islamic Revolution, the coming Western embrace means above all that Iran is now ready to crash the chessboard I call Pipelineistan. more »

Forget Germany, Check Out Turkey's Central-Bank Gold

January 25th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Now here's a central bank really putting gold to good use... AMID the brouhaha over Germany's gold reserves at the Bundesbank, there's another central bank using gold actively to bolster its currency and financial stability. The strategy l… more »

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