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Erdogan and the presidency... A new Turkey

Khorshid DaliPredictions and polls suggest that the twelfth president of Turkey will be Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man who is planning to make Turkey a strong influential central state by the time the centennial anniversary of its establishment comes around, taking advantage of its strong relationships with the West, its Eastern aspects, and cultural identity and driven by the internal variables and shifts made by the Justice and Development Party (JDP) since rising to power in 2002.


Erdogan wrapped up in modern Turkey’s destiny

Erdogan wins election 2014Turkey's recent history and the change it is undergoing today cannot be adequately understood without a comprehensive understanding of who exactly incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is and what he means for Turkey.


Warsi's resignation may spark opinion and policy shift on Palestine

Since the current conflict in Gaza began, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians. Hundreds of children are among the dead. The targets hit by Israel, which wants to destroy Hamas infrastructure, have included numerous UN schools where refugees were sheltering, and a market place full of shoppers.


Gaza offensive putting pressure on Israel's allies

Britain's foreign secretary Philip HammondAs civilian casualties mount in the Gaza strip, Britain's foreign secretary Philip Hammond warned that long-time ally Israel is "undermining" support from the West.


Don't be fooled: 'media watchdogs' are Israeli propaganda tools

Alastair SloanConsider yourself very lucky if you have never heard of "Comment is Free Watch" (CiF Watch), "BBC Watch", "HonestReporting" and "Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America" (CAMERA).