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JOHN TULLOH. Erdogan aims for the long haul as an Ottoman-style ruler.

     Not long ago, when events in Turkey were as unsettled as they are now, its military leaders would have stepped in, toppled the government and taken draconian control to restore order. But President Recip Tayyip Erdogan seems safe for … Continue reading

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Allan Patience. Fighting Holy Wars in the Middle East

How do we deal with Daesh? The Islamic State (ISIS) has proven to be a brutally formidable force in Syria and Iraq. As we saw recently in Paris, it has spread its vicious tentacles into Europe. It is highly probable … Continue reading

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Richard Butler. Bombing Syria: Where’s our Debate?

On December 2nd, the UK House of Commons debated for 10 hours, a motion moved by the Government, that it should authorise bombing of DAESH targets in Syria by UK airforces. (Prime Minister Cameron announced early in his statement that, … Continue reading

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