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So this is Turkey: From Mustafa Kemal to Recep Teyyip Erdogan

A Turkish man takes a selfie with a Turkish police officer, loyal to the government, as they stand atop tanks abandoned by Turkish army officers, against a backdrop of Istanbul’s iconic Bosporus Bridge on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: AAP via AP Photo/Emrah Gurel. 27 July 2016 THEODORE G. KARAKOSTAS Considering the failure of the 2004 coup attempt against Turkish ... Read More »


Cyprus has a long, blood-stained history – Jews, Arabs, Franks and Ottomans have all taken their turn at pillage and massacre; but perhaps the blackest day in the island’s history was 20 July 1974, when Turkey invaded the island and unleashed a wave of violence that shocks us because of its barbarity and because of the fact that it has ... Read More »