Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Christchurch Tragedy

March 21, 2019 The Christchurch massacre was a horrendous crime. It was a ghastly, dastardly act of terrorism. The innocent people who lost their lives there ranged in age from 3 to 71. The enormity of the crime shocked the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s “More Than Municipal” Election

March 18, 2019 At the end of March Turkey will hold municipal elections. However, the ongoing campaign is not about our failed city planning, repairing broken sidewalks and potholed streets. For the JDP this is an exercise to further consolidate … Continue reading

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From Downing of Russian Military Aircraft to the Purchase of Russian S-400s

March 11, 2019 At the beginning of the Syrian conflict Russia and Turkey were on diametrically opposite sides. Russia was supporting the regime, the Turkish government the opposition. Nonetheless, Turkish-Russian relations remained on track. On November 24, 2015 a stunning … Continue reading

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The Hanoi Summit

March 2, 2019 The three paragraphs below were among the conclusions I had drawn from the first Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore on June 12, 2018 (*): The Singapore summit marks the relaunching, under more favorable circumstances and with a … Continue reading

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