Turkey

Erdogan Claims Victory in Referendum Making Him Dictator

PJ Media, by Rick Moran, April 16, 2017: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is claiming victory in a referendum that will greatly expand his powers, changing the country from a nominal parliamentary democracy into a presidential dictatorship. But opposition groups are protesting the vote, which resulted in a closer outcome than expected. Erdogan will apparently be denied… Continue reading Erdogan Claims Victory in Referendum Making Him Dictator

Marine Le Pen

Le Pen kicks off campaign with promise of French ‘freedom’ — The crowd chanted the party’s trademark slogan “On est chez nous” (“This is our country!”)

Reuters Sat Feb 4, 2017 | 8:34pm EST Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, attends the 2-day FN political rally to launch the presidential campaign in Lyon, France, February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot By Ingrid Melander | LYON, FRANCE French far-right leader Marine Le… Continue reading Le Pen kicks off campaign with promise of French ‘freedom’ — The crowd chanted the party’s trademark slogan “On est chez nous” (“This is our country!”)

Russia

Germany to send modern tanks to Russian border – Defense Ministry

Since when were the minow ex- republics of the Soviet Union worth risking a world war? We desperately need a return to Cold- War type foreign policies in approaches to the Russian sphere of influence. Germany is preparing to deploy its most modern ‘Leopard 2’ tanks and more than 600 infantrymen to Lithuania as it… Continue reading Germany to send modern tanks to Russian border – Defense Ministry

Syria

Turkey’s New Territorial Claims Threaten NATO

Will Russia help give a new birth to a resurgent Ottoman Empire? It’s a tricky bit of diplomacy, but their recent successes suggest they could do so — and thereby destroy the major international alliance controlling Russian aggression. CounterJihad, October 13, 2016: A significant claim is being pushed by the Turkish government, one that could… Continue reading Turkey’s New Territorial Claims Threaten NATO