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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey has replaced Ukraine since Russia declared the suspension of the long-planned South Stream project in early December 2014. In other words: Russia is going to build a new pipeline via Turkey, called the “Turkish Stream,” which will transport Russian gas to Europe via Turkey instead of Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin caused a shockwave around the world, specifically in Europe, when he declared the suspension of the long-planned South Stream project during his visit to Istanbul in early December 2014. He pulled another rabbit out of his hat with his next statement: “We will build a new pipeline via Turkey instead.”
First of all, this was a “cover-up operation” for ISIL, trying to whitewash its defeat in Kobane two weeks ago. By increasing the level of its barbarism and creating a much larger wave of shock, it was able to jog people’s memories again about its supposed “invincibility.”
This week, Jan. 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz exterminatiom camp by Soviet soldiers.
The Turkish public does not feel safe and secure. This is what the results of the “Survey of Social-Political Tendencies in Turkey” tell us indirectly.
Do the cartoons published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo fall within the scope of freedom of expression?
Negotiations between Turkey and the U.S. with regard to the anti-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) coalition have reached a deadlock due to the wide gap between the two countries.
The Middle East entered the new year with a new balance of power.
Two weeks ago, Qatar and Egypt started normalizing their relations. This reconciliation, however, affects not only these two countries, but also the wider region to a great extent and implies a newly emerging equilibrium.
Hatred toward the “other” has never been so causal, abundant and widespread.
“We can’t keep doing the same thing for five decades and expect a different result. It’s time for a new approach. We will end an outdated approach that failed to advance our interests and instead begin to normalize relations between our countries.”
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