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Turkey – the sick man who would like to be in Europe

Over a hundred and fifty years ago, the apocryphal story goes, the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s forerunner, was dubbed the Sick Man of Europe by Tsar Nicholas I. It seems that the sickliness is back and once again Turkey would like … Continue reading

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Could this be a real Turkish Spring?

The “Arab Spring” uprising was originally intended to oust dictatorships and bring in democracy. Unfortunately it rapidly turned into a nightmarish winter with the rise of Islamists, sometimes through the very democracy that the protestors were demanding. But could the … Continue reading

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