Turkey is against all kinds of tension and conflict within the region. We wish from the very bottom of our heart that no conflicts take place, no combat aircraft hover around our skies, no more killings of innocent people and peace to prevail
It's crystal clear what happened. No ambiguity exists. One or more Turkish warplanes downed Russia's aircraft in Syrian airspace - a double crime: aggression against Russia and violating Syrian airspace either by entering it or firing one or more missiles into its territory
The escalation is "long feared" not because the Turkish government actually fears that Russian warplanes crossing their border pose a threat to it or its people, but because Russia has ended NATO's proxy war, a proxy war spearheaded in part by Turkey itself, amid Russia's joint military operations with Syria against the self-proclaimed "Islamic...
NATO attacks Russia! What was going through the minds of the Turkish military hierarchy when they gave the order to destroy the target they say was flying over their airspace is difficult to fathom, but then what to expect from a country which perpetrated the Armenian Genocide then denied it? Was the objective to halt the anti-terrorist operation?
In the final round of the Argentine presidential election yesterday the new president Mauricio Macri, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, won by less than two points. He won 51.4% against 48.6% won by Daniel Scioli. A new political force comes into being in Latin America.
In the United Kingdom, Vicky Thompson, a young woman aged twenty-one, was placed in an all-male prison despite warnings to the presiding judge that she had lived all her adult life as a woman and that she was considered vulnerable. What is the role of our prisons and is the safety of the prisoners not a basic right?
On the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Nuremberg Trials in November 1945, the world's attention has been distracted from the atrocities in Ukraine by the ones in Paris, Syria and Egypt.The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilisation cannot tolerate their being...
Multiple simultaneous terror assaults shook cosmopolitan Paris on Friday! The heart of that beautiful part of France was disgracefully attacked. ISIS chose a soft target, since France joined the uncanny coalition effort to fight that Islamic beast.
Many are those who have tried to understand the implications of the Friday 13 ISIS terrorist attack in Paris, many are those who have tried to understand the reasoning behind such an alien and non-human act of depravity, many are those who, in despair, predict that this clash of civilizations will last for decades. But there is an easy solution.
The rhetoric of ISIS easily captures the attention of those young people who live in social and economic distress and the damage of such activity is extremely high, as facts show. ISIS is well aware of this and their propaganda has been focusing on different European contexts, and no country is immune
That was another great reality TV-show, wasn't it? Some 130 dead, and still counting, real tears and emotions by real people, in real time. Bombs, guns, blood, gore, shreds of flesh and bone, gory details. A real opportunity to make a powerful speech, announce some drastic decisions and pose as a real statesman and aspiring war leader
With the Russian Federation now committed to fight ISIS aggression in Syria, the West though paying President Putin lip service as ostensible tacit support has done everything possible from a covert angle to thwart the Russian successes. Why? The question is rhetorical. We know the answer.
First things first, let us all spare a thought for the 129 victims of the terrorist attacks yesterday in Paris and their families and loved ones, and those of the 350 injured. Let us also remember that France carried out terrorist attacks in Libya and that France sent weapons to terrorist forces in Syria. Those who play with fire...