Why Erdogan lambasted Iraq’s Abadi

Erdogan had harsh words for Iraqi Prime Minsiter Haider al-Abadi. On the diplomatic front, the Turkish President may well have transgressed on Iraq’s sovereignty and there are legitimate question marks over the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi soil. However, in the wider context, Erdogan has simply described the current status quo, and called out the Iraqi demands for what they …

The Remiss Fondness of Western Mainstream Media for Fethullah Gulen

The coup attempt Turkey faced on 15th July 2016 had repercussions both domestically and internationally. One of the bizarre things to arise out of the coup attempt was the subjective approach and coverage of Western mainstream media. I allude to this point in my previous article . In this article however, I am specifically analysing the level of involvement Gulenists …

And Then There Was One…

With Davutoglu out of the picture, it is most likely that Erdogan will bring in a ‘loyalist’, cementing his de facto control of the party. Gul broke his silence on the Gezi Park protests. Davutoglu broke his silence over the Kurdish issue. One can only speculate when the party will break its silence on Erdogan’s ambition.