Saudi Arabia (and Qatar) & the U.S. (aided by Turkey behind the scenes) deciding Syria’s Fate
Most Turks oppose direct intervention by their country in neighboring Syria, a Turkish opinion poll revealed Friday, as the escalating conflict threatens to become outright civil war.
Fifty-seven percent said they were against Turkey intervening in Syria, while 11.7 percent said they were for a…
Insulting Islam: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkey
In a tweet, the well-known Turkish pianist Fazıl Say posed the somewhat rhetorical question whether heaven (“cennet”) was a whorehouse (“kerhane”) or a tavern (“meyhane”), and given that the Turkish nation consists of dedicated followers, his facetious comment also got to the attention of a number of people who appear to lack a sense of humour but instead possess a dedicated attachment to the Islamic Heaven.
Azerbaijan, Eurovision, and the EU: The Pipeline Behind the Propaganda
Remembering Greg Palast’s 2010 report on BP in Azerbaijan, here is Human Rights Watch’s take on the Azeri record with regard to the imminent Eurovision Song Contest: ‘This Human Rights Watch video shows why the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) should speak out against Azerbaijan’s appalling record on freedom of expression in the lead-up to the Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU declined to show the video at a workshop about media rights inAzerbaijan it organized onMay 2, 2012, citing technical reasons. The EBU is an association of public broadcasters that oversees the Eurovision Song Contest (2 May 2012)’.
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