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Sy Hersh: U.S. Intelligence Feared Turkish Sarin Supply

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talks with “Democracy Now!” on Monday about evidence he uncovered that suggests Turkey may have supplied sarin gas to Syrian rebels and could have been behind the deadly attack that almost led to a U.S. strike on Syria last year.

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Syria’s Assad Says Russia Is ‘Re-Establishing Multipolar World’

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that key ally Moscow had helped re-establish “a multipolar world,” as he met with a high-level Russian delegation in Damascus.

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Twitter Tackles Turkish Takedown

Twitter has launched a legal challenge against the block placed on its services in Turkey.

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Erdogan Turns Off Twitter

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Will the Crimea Vote Create a Domino Effect in Eurasia?

Will Russia’s rush to referendum and the outcome affect other populations that want to secede throughout the world? Will it destabilize the current world order?

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Tens of Thousands in Turkey Protest Tyranny of the Majority

Tens of thousands of Turks demonstrated in Istanbul and other cities on Wednesday coming off the funeral of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan.

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Censorship: Turkish PM, President Tangle Over Bruited Ban on Facebook, YouTube

President Abdullah Gul has rejected a suggestion by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey might ban Facebook and Twitter.

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The Crimean Crisis and the Middle East: Will Syria and Iran Be the Winners?

The Russian intervention in the Crimea is more direct and dramatic than the one in Syria, with actual troops deployed. But there are similarities.

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You’ve Heard of BRIC, but What About MINT?

A new acronym has arisen in the world of economics for up-and-coming countries: MINT. Can you guess what each letter stands for?

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War on Thanksgiving

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Presidential Pardon

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Climate ‘Toppled Late Bronze Age Rulers’

A changing climate may have been a cause of the rise and fall of many of Bronze Age Europe’s civilizations.

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Conflicts Within Islam Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy

The unforeseen consequences of American Middle Eastern policy since the Second World War are now making themselves apparent.

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Erdogan Drunk

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Turkey Under Watch

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Turkish Doctors Threatened for Aiding Protesters

Turkish physicians and other health professionals who started administering treatment to protesters at Istanbul’s Gezi Park became the target of repression this week as the Health Ministry forbade them to do their jobs.

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Turkey Riots

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The Turkish Spring: Lawyers Rounded Up

Because of their work in defending clients who challenge government policies, Turkish lawyers have been targeted by the government and the police in an ongoing and dangerous process of attorney criminalization.

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Embattled Turkish PM Gives Protesters 24 Hours

Although Turkey’s government has been criticized for harsh tactics dealing with the demonstrators who have occupied central Istanbul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed Wednesday, “We have not responded to punches with punches.”

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Protests in Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Without Label

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Turkey’s Erdogan

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Dialogue in Turkey

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‘Purse Boys’ Aren’t All the Rave in D.C.

A sexist article in The New York Times tries to make it sound like male aides carrying female politicians’ handbags is wrong and, perhaps worse, newsworthy; members of the LGBT community are being treated like second-class citizens in America; meanwhile, a company relied on the First Amendment to justify its immoral use of private information found on pharmaceutical prescriptions. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Who Benefits If the Killing in Syria Continues?

“The best hope for an end to the killing in Syria is for the United States and Russia to push both sides in the conflict to agree to a ceasefire in which each holds the territory it currently controls,” Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent.

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Did Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas Into a House?

As Turkey’s deputy prime minister apologized for the aggression against anti-government protesters, a video that appears to show Turkish police breaking windows and gassing a home was uploaded to CNN’s iReport website.

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Turkish Opinion Poll Finds Majorities Slam Erdogan Policies on Alcohol, Syria (Video)

On Sunday night into Monday morning in Turkey, clashes again broke out between demonstrators and police in a number of cities, and an attempt was made to set the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters on fire with Molotov cocktails in the Mediterranean port of Izmir.

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Riots in Turkey

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Turkey Sees Third Straight Day of Political Clashes

Two days of violent encounters between Turkish police and demonstrators turned to three Sunday. Thousands of protesters kept control of Istanbul’s main square as the country’s prime minister vowed to move forward with the controversial development plan that provoked the clashes.

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Dramatic Footage of the Protests in Istanbul

Orange gas slowly filling the streets, people getting blasted with water cannons and nearly run over by security trucks, shoving matches between cops and protesters; these are some of the scenes coming out of the ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey.

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Turkish Leader: Protesters Are ‘Extremists Running Wild’

Thousands of Turks demonstrated for a second day in Istanbul against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom they see as becoming increasingly authoritarian.

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Bird Is Not the Word in New USDA Rules

The Obama administration is set to dramatically reduce the USDA’s oversight of the nation’s poultry slaughterhouses while allowing companies to speed up their kill lines.

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Families of Flotilla Dead Want More Than an Apology

The Turkish NGO that coordinated part of the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla says that families of the nine passengers killed by Israeli commandos have rejected the country’s recent apology.

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Microsoft Gives Your Information to the Government

The company’s first transparency report shows the U.S. and Turkish governments were nearly tied in 2012 for making the most requests for customer data, such as IP addresses, emails and photographs.

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Marxist Group Claims It Bombed U.S. Embassy in Turkey

A Marxist group called the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bombing the previous day at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

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Fowl Language

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Warren’s Wall Street Fight, Obama’s Thanksgiving ‘Pardon,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Democratic congressman’s resignation and why Joe Scarborough is apologizing to Nate Silver.

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Cold Turkey

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Syria: The Kurdish Wild Card

Armed Kurds could be a powerful force in the Syrian uprising, but their participation is anything but simple.

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War on Women, From Political to Literal

In this edition of Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ms. magazine Executive Editor Kathy Spillar on Todd Akin and friends; Pussy Riot; Syria; keeping native languages alive; and the enduring impact of war on women.

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War on Women, From Political to Literal

In this edition of Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ms. magazine Executive Editor Kathy Spillar on Todd Akin and friends; Pussy Riot; keeping native languages alive; and the enduring impact of war on women.

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Syria: Obama Has Contingency Plans for Chemical Weapons

The president says he is not eager to dive into Syria’s 17-month-old civil war, but his administration has “put together a range of contingency plans” in case embattled strongman Bashar al-Assad decides to move or use the stockpiles of chemical weapons he is alleged to hold.

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Syrian Regime Growing More Desperate as Fighting Intensifies Around Damascus

The Syrian military shot down a Turkish fighter jet over the Mediterranean on Friday, and rebel groups clashed with Syrian armed forces in the suburbs of Damascus on Tuesday.

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Updates on the Syrian Conflict

Among the latest developments in the Syrian humanitarian crisis, China and Russia have reaffirmed their opposition to a forced regime change; Turkey and Japan joined 11 other countries in expelling Syrian diplomats, and the U.N.’s Human Rights Council is due to meet to discuss the massacre in the city of Houla.

Posted on May 30, 2012 READ MORE


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