Archived posts with tag ‘Turkey’

12.01.12
Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

The arrest of former Turkish Chief of Staff Ilker Basbug as part of an ongoing investigation into anti-government plotting within the military has come as a shock to many within Turkey. He will face trial in a civil court, which was unthinkable even a decade ago.

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11.10.11
Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

BAE Systems
One of the biggest defense firms in the world announced over 3,000 job losses at a variety of sites within the U.K. as Eurofighter Typhoon production slows. Many of the losses are going to happen regardless of the result of future bids in India and Japan, which could be worth over 200 planes in total.

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23.09.11
Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

Libya
The role played by mercenaries on both sides of the conflict in Libya has become clearer after claims that British, French and Qatari mercs had been captured by pro-Gadhafi forces near Bani Walid, one of the few remaining strongholds of the North African strongman.

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18.08.11
Turkey’s Arab-Spring Problem

by PETER VINE When Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu issued Turkey’s final warning to Syria on August 15 it marked the end of an era in Turkish relations with the Middle East. Davutoglu had visited the authoritarian Middle Eastern country 60 times in his post as chief Turkish diplomat and many of them were in [...]

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12.08.11
Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

Turkey
It was a showdown that was years in the making. Turkey’s largely secular military and the moderate Islamic government facing off over the future of the nation, as well as over promotions and the prosecution of hundreds of military officers following an alleged coup plot. The result? The entire senior command of the Turkish armed forces resigning en masse.

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23.04.11
Rummy’s Latest Excuse for Iraq: Blame Turkey

In an interview with the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld tries out a new excuse for his ill-conceived 2003 invasion of Iraq. In short, blame Turkey. Said Rumsfeld.

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