Category Archives: Turkish Treats
Oh joy, oh bliss, oh yay. Once more, a brave lone voice of democracy has spoken out against a country creeping ever so slowly yet steadily toward dictatorship. No, he’s not talking about the recent power-grab of Sultan Erdogan in … Continue reading
Jimmy Dore seems to think that the latest poison gas bombing in Syria was not the work of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Arab Army, but that of the al-Nusra Front and/or the government of Turkey. I’m inclined to strongly agree, especially … Continue reading
Cenk Uygur, who is Turkish himself, breaks down what happened in Ankara two days ago. Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was gunned down during a presentation at an art gallery by an off-duty riot policeman, who had disguised himself as a … Continue reading
In Ankara, Turkey. Twice. In Berlin, Germany. In Washington, DC, USA. And oh yeah: In Naples, Italy, THIS happened. Brace yourselves, kiddies, the new year is looking shitty already, and we’re not even there yet.
If you’re the chief of the Pirate Party of Berlin, and the satire mocks the very thin-skinned president of Turkey, the answer is apparently yes: And of course, this has NOTHING to do with Europe’s attempt to get Turkey to … Continue reading
Chris Alexander killed little Alan Kurdi. Alan is the three-year-old Syrian boy whose drowned body, washed up on a Turkish beach, has been plastered all over the media, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. His mother, Reham, and older brother Galib, … Continue reading
For all the people in Istanbul (not Constantinople) who are protesting again. I wish I knew how to say “Keep up the good fight” in Turkish.
They threaten you with gas. And not just tear gas: Whoa there, fella, careful with the not-silent-but-still-deadly stuff. All kidding aside, though, I don’t think these officers realize that there is such a thing as defying immoral orders. And that’s … Continue reading
So, I guess you’ve been wondering what’s been going on in Turkey lately. Well, THIS has: Demonstrators in Taksim Square sing “Bella Ciao”, the Italian antifascist anthem, in Turkish, accompanied by Davide Martello on grand piano. And here’s a little … Continue reading