Tag Archives: Trump and Erdogan

The Company He Keeps

That 2017 Turkish constitutional referendum should have been a warning. The legislature became “advisory” to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan now decides what the laws are. The courts became “advisory” to Erdogan. Erdogan now decides what’s constitutional. A lot … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey Now

At the moment the government is careering toward a shutdown. At the end of the week all authorizations for the government to spend money on anything at all expire, again – but this time no one is talking about a … Continue reading

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Istanbul on the Potomac

There’s North Korea. There’s Syria. There’s Iran. And there are always the Palestinians and most of the obscure nations south of Egypt, full of ISIS and al-Qaeda wannabes – and then there’s Turkey. No, really – Turkey may be a … Continue reading

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The New Old World Order

When someone says “let’s talk turkey” they want to talk about money – about who gets what in the deal. Drop all the talk of fairness and rightness and honor and all that stuff – this is a matter of … Continue reading

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