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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
During a Fox TV interview on Dec. 21, retired Gen. Raymond Odierno said that because of the “passive” strategy of U.S. President Barack Obama against terrorism, Russia had gained leadership in the Middle East.
Shortly after a breaking story on the Russian news site Sputnik on Dec. 21 about the al-Nusra Front’s claiming of responsibility for the assassination of Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara, on Dec 19, it was understood that the claim was fake.
“The murder of an ambassador is among the gravest crimes under international law. Russia will not let this go unpunished.”
The debate regarding a draft to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system in the Turkish parliament’s constitutional committee is scheduled to start on Dec. 20, with the tension within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on the rise.
Exactly a week after a suicide bomb attack in Beşiktaş that killed 46 people and wounded 166 on Dec. 10, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) carried out another suicide attack which killed 14 and wounded 56 in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri on Dec. 17
This is not the story of the overcoat of the impoverished government clerk in 19th century Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece “The Overcoat.” This is the story of the overcoat of a Turkish journalist in prison.
“If the Syria resistance fails, there will be a face-off with the sectarian barbarians of Shah Ismail in Anatolia. Everyone should prepare for that.”
With the latest news of human tragedies coming from Aleppo, one phase of the Syrian civil war is about to be closed.
There is a lobby in Ankara, let’s call it the Eurasian Lobby, in which a group of people with access to President Tayyip Erdoğan have been pressing to bring back the death penalty to Turkey since the bloody coup attempt of July 15 – something the Hürriyet Daily News wrote about on Dec. 8
The death toll of the Dec. 10 Istanbul bomb attacks had risen to 44 by the late afternoon of Dec. 12, while many injured were still being kept in the intensive care units of hospitals.
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