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Turkey: HDP’s Eyyup Doru – “What we need is democracy and freedom”

The solution to the crisis in Turkey is not in a state of emergency, but rather the return to democracy.

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Cyprus legislative elections bring challenges for the left and unification

Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.

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Who is to blame for Europe’s refugee “problem”?

Europe today, though not dead, is in deep disarray, heart-rendingly for very many and menacingly for the world.

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Why did Turkey shoot down that Russian warplane?

It was certainly not because it posed any threat. The plane is old, and the Russians were careful not to arm it with missiles.

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Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.

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Turkey's election turmoil will have global impact

As Turkey gears up for one of the most important elections in its recent history, the country appears to be coming apart at the seams.

 

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Isis destroys historic Temple of Bel in Syria

Earlier this month Isis released footage of the decapitated body of 82-year-old antiquities department chief Khaled Asaad, whose body was later hung from Palmyra's ruins.

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U.S.-Turkey deal: disaster in the making

The agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to cooperate against the Islamic State in Syria brings to mind a description of "crackpot realists."

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Turkey: 30 young socialists massacred in Suruç suicide bombing

The attack in the southern city of Suruç targeted a gathering of 300 Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members from Istanbul.

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Dark plots in the Middle East?

A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider war in the Middle East.

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