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International implications of Turkey’s provocation in Eastern Mediterranean gas dispute

A series of articles that I read over the last few days in the Turkish Hurriyet Daily sheds some interesting light on the Turkish-provoked argument between Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Turkey over natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkey … Continue reading

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Turkey warns Cyprus against offshore gas drilling

In a sign that Turkey is intent on stirring up trouble in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey has warned Cyprus against proceeding with offshore oil and gas drilling activities, saying: it would finalize an agreement with Turkish Cypriots to mark out … Continue reading

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Israel, Turkey, the Kurds, Cyprus and Greece – a regional realignment

M K Bhadrakumar, writing in The Asia Times  (via NOW Lebanon) assesses that Israel has given up on Turkey as its largest and most powerful regional ally, and has transferred its diplomatic allegiance and political friendship to Cyprus and Greece. … Continue reading

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More flotilla and flytilla follies

The aborted Flotilla of Fools to Gaza continues to provide us with an almost endless source of entertainment. The paranoia displayed by the flotilla organizers, and the ominous tones used in this Independent article regarding the disabled boats would be … Continue reading

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Flotilla fools fail to float boats

How does one say Thank You in Greek?  Excellent news today from Greece: The Greeks have arrested the Captain of the American boat “Audacity of Hope” on charges of endangering his passengers. The 60-year-old captain, whose name was not released … Continue reading

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