Will an Economic Reckoning Follow Turkey’s Local Elections?

Will an Economic Reckoning Follow Turkey’s Local Elections? By Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors (ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images) Contributor Perspectives offer insight, analysis and commentary from Stratfor’s Board of Contributors and guest contributors who are distinguished leaders in their fields of expertise. Highlights Consumer prices, a deteriorating economy and relations with […]

America Has No Right to Tell Armenia Not to Send a Humanitarian Squad to Syria

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The US government recently created a new and unnecessary controversy, this time with the Republic of Armenia. It all started when the Armenian government decided to send a non-combat humanitarian squad of 83 doctors, sappers, and other servicemen to Syria to provide assistance to the important, but […]

Turkey’s Support of Terrorists in Syria Exposed in Secret Wiretaps

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt exposed in The Investigative Journal of the Stockholm Center for Freedom that “hundreds of secret wiretap records obtained from confidential sources in the Turkish capital of Ankara reveal how the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has enabled — and even facilitated […]

China, Turkey: Ankara Takes an Economic Risk by Standing Up for Chinese Uighurs

The Big Picture Turkey considers itself a leader in the broader Muslim world, a part of its identity that has compelled it to speak out against China’s ongoing detention of Turkic Chinese Muslims. The current AKP-led government in Ankara is defending its cultural and religious credentials in upcoming local elections, and defending the Uighurs helps […]

Çin video yayınlamak zorunda kaldı: Uygur halk ozanı Heyit ölmediğini açıkladı!

CIN-TURK MUNASEBETLERINI PARCALAMAK VE HALK GORUSUNU ETKILEMEK ISTEYEN CIA CALISMASI CIN TARAFINDAN VE SEHIT EDILDI DENILEN OZAN TARAFINDAN YALANLANDI Hakkında sosyal medyada öldüğüne dair pek çok paylaşım yapılan ve Doğu Türkistan’daki Çin zulmünün bir kere daha gündeme getirilmesini sağlayan Abdurehim Heyit, kısa bir video kaydıyla hayatta olduğunu açıkladı. ANKARA (QHA) 10 ŞUBAT 2019 -Hakkında sosyal […]

Counting the Cost of Potential U.S. Action Against Turkey

Highlights In response to any Turkish attack on the Syrian Kurds, the United States has the power to indirectly sway investor confidence in Turkey largely because of the lira’s inherent volatility and the structural weaknesses of its economy. Turkey can’t do as much economic damage to the United States, but it can create problems for […]

Turkish Flags Desecrate Two Armenian Schools in the Los Angeles Area

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com An unknown individual wearing black clothing from head to toe hung dozens of Turkish flags on the gates of two private Armenian schools in the Los Angeles area during the middle of the night last week. The news spread like wildfire in the Armenian community as this […]

Israel, Palestinian Territories: Are the Pieces Falling Into Place for a Big Blowup in Gaza?

The Big Picture Israeli and Palestinian factions, long trapped in conflict, have routinely fallen into patterns of violence. A stalemated peace process, a fragmented Palestinian political system and an Israeli government often rewarded by voters for hard-edge approaches have kept these cycles going. But since 2014, Israel and its primary Palestinian antagonist, Hamas, have had […]

Kavakçı meselesi bildiğiniz gibi değil

  Cumhuriyet: 14 Ocak 2019 Barış Terkoğlu Artık açıkça sormalıyız: Kimileri türbanını gözümüzü örtmek için mi kullanıyor? Ne yazık, Merve Kavakçı meselesinde sürekli örtüyü tartışmaktan altındakini göremiyoruz. Kendisi Malezya’ya Büyükelçi oldu. İki kızı Mariam ve Fatma Gülham’ın Cumhurbaşkanı danışmanı olduğunu geçen hafta öğrendik. Kardeşi Ravza Kavakçı’nın AKP’de milletvekili ve Genel Başkan Yardımcısı olduğunu biliyoruz. Onun […]

Turkey Ranks Among Top 10 Countries With Probability of Committing Genocide

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniacourier.com According to the Early Warning Project of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Turkey is ranked 8th among countries with the highest risk of committing mass killings. Azerbaijan is wrongly ranked much lower at 87th and Armenia is correctly ranked even lower at 102nd. Turkey is assessed as […]