Turkish PM Erdogan in Need of Alliance Against Imam Gülen- The Plot Thickens

Erdogan finds himself in serious trouble, since followers of the U.S. residing Imam Fethullah Gülen are harassing him with successive corruption investigations. With his reputation as an autocratic leader who crushed protests against  the demolition of a park with 130,000 teargas grenades, Erdogan can forget about support outside of Turkey. Gülen does it better abroad. […]

Turkey: The Repression Continues

AKP Keen to Polarize Turkey Further By Peter Edel After the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park had been ended by the riot police most of the traces were removed.  All that remained was a small corner where the victims were commemorated with photographs and texts. However, this memorial site now belongs to the past as […]

Turkey: America’s NATO Ally with Chinese Weapons?

Turkey’s View Turns Towards the East By Peter Edel Earlier this year NATO stationed American, German and Dutch Patriot air defense systems in Turkey, to offer protection against an unlikely missile attack from Syria. Turkish defense specialists were introduced this way to the special qualities of the Patriots. A fortunate concurrence of circumstances, since Turkey […]

The Tale of a Turkish Summer: Is there a link between Occupy Gezi and the IMF?

“The Turkish leader now faces an Arab Spring of his own—actually a “Turkish Summer.” Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s fall from grace has manifested itself in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Taksim Square now resembles Egypt’s Tahrir Square. What is interesting to note is that the timing of the massive protests comes a month after Turkey paid its […]

Turkey and the Paradox of Democracy

“After the party rallies of last weekend ‘civil war’ was written on many walls in Istanbul…” By Peter Edel Over the last few weeks Turkey has seen lots of protests against the ruling Justice- and Development Party (AKP). It all started last month when environmentalists occupied the Gezi Park near Istanbul’s Taksim Square. The activists […]

Turkey’s Urban Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy Against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression & Tyranny

Barack Obama’ Turkey: A “Model Democracy”?! It began innocently enough, it seemed, when a plan to turn Istanbul’s Gezi Park – located at Taksim Square – into a shopping mall spurred a small group of environmental activists to occupy the park in protest in late May of 2013. Within a week, a wave of urban […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 73

A Turkish Uprising? What caused the current mass protests spreading across Turkey? The spark for the events took place last week regarding the protection of a park that the government planned to demolish and replace with a shopping mall. But the problems in Turkish society – and the anger towards the government – run much […]

Reyhanli-Gate: The Cover Up & Changing Story on the Turkey-Syria Border Town Bombing

Did the Rift between the Turkey’s AKP Government & Imam Fethullah Gülen’s Cult Lead to the Death of 52 Turkish Citizens? By Peter Edel Reyhanli, a town in the Turkish province of Hatay near the Syrian border, was hit last month by a double bomb attack – 52 dead victims, a sad record. Seventeen Turkish […]

Syria, Turkey, Israel and a Greater Middle East Energy War

“The battle for the future control of Syria is at the heart of this enormous geopolitical war and tug of war” On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” […]

Podcast Show #72

The Boiling Frogs Presents Dr. James Petras This is Part 7 of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series HERE. Dr. James Petras joins us to discuss the changing contemporary context of imperial domination, the demise of longstanding client regimes, and the previous significant […]

The Court Case Against Generals Behind Turkey’s 1980 Coup

CIA: The Dark Force Behind the Bloodiest Takeover in Turkish History By ‘The Insider from Turkey’ It took some time, but now it won’t be long anymore before the lawsuit begins against the military junta behind the 12 September coup in 1980, the bloodiest takeover in Turkish history. For many years the responsible generals knew […]