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Turkey's 'Arab Spring' moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

Turkey's 'Arab Spring' moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Canadian journalist Eric Walberg argues that turning back the coup, thanks to social media and mass demonstrations, is Turkey's very own "Arab Spring"."Fortunately for Erdogan,...

Reports in other languages

Al-Quds interview: Palestinians and their allies resilient (Persian)

http://www.qodsna.com/NewsPage.aspx?newsid=61454

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

http://kayhan.ir/fa/issue/675/12

Medya Safak translations Egypt, Iran articles

Mısır Devrimi İhanete Uğradı: Darbe, El Kaide Yangınına Benzin   (Egypt's revolution betrayed: Fuel for al-Qaeda fires, July 2014) http://medyasafak.net/haber/941/misir-devrimi-ihanete-ugradi--darbe-el-kaide-yanginina-benzinİran İmparatorluğa Karşı: Dolarlaşmayla Savaş (Iran vs the Empire:...

Russia and Soviet Union

Бушизм. Есть ли такая идеология?

Бушизм. Есть ли такая идеология?

До недавнего времени «бушизмами» называли только печально знаменитые устные перлы Джорджа Буша-младшего, такие как - «они неверно недооценили меня» или «бери больше, клади выше»[1]. Но сейчас Америка готовится к президентским выборам, и значение термина меняется. Две династии борются за президентс...

Russian history exposes media lies

Russian history exposes media lies

Russia has always fascinated me—the stern heroes who defended Muscovy against the Golden Horde, the ornate and mysterious orthodox faith, the vast spaces, the remarkable learning and philosophy, the Bolshevik Revolution against imperialism... It’s clear the West has always been jealous of a race of ...

Europe, Canada & U.S.A.

Blush off Trudeau rose

Blush off Trudeau rose

In our last chapter on the reign of the Trudeau dynasty, we saw Trudeau jr at what may prove to be his high point, a coveted state visit to Washington, feted by Americans besotted with royalty, a warmed over 1970s Trudeaumania. No substance, but lots of pretty selfies and photo ops of North America’...

Why did US seize Iran's $2b?

Why did US seize Iran's $2b?

What looked to be a new window of detente between the US and Iran, following the signing of  the Joint Comprehensive plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program has quickly turned opaque. A US decree was issued to seize $2 billion in assets belonging to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), holding Iran...

Middle East

Turkey's 'Arab Spring' moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

Turkey's 'Arab Spring' moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Canadian journalist Eric Walberg argues that turning back the coup, thanks to social media and mass demonstrations, is Turkey's very own "Arab Spring"."Fortunately for Erdogan, unlike in Egypt, the army was no longer the monolith it was in Kemalist days, headed by a ruthless ...

Al-Quds Interview: The new troika in the Middle East?

Al-Quds Interview: The new troika in the Middle East?

Egypt's hand-over of Tiran Island to the Saudis, Saudi flirting with Israel, Turkish disarray -- all conspire towards an unholy alliance. al-Quds1/ What is your opinion about a recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and Egypt over the Tiran Island? Do the Israelis gain from the deal?Tiran is strategi...

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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

Culture & Religion

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: Afghanistan is FUBAR

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: Afghanistan is FUBAR

Afghanistan keeps dropping out of the headlines. Despite its endless bleeding,...

Peace & Socialism

War and Peace Part II: Azerbaijan and Palestine

War and Peace Part II: Azerbaijan and Palestine

Part I considered the remarkable similarities between Armenians and Jews. They b...

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