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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby miltiades » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:20 am

Shouldnt this be renamed as THE OFFICIAL LORDO CLOWN THREAD! :lol:
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:29 am

New year, new leaf? What to watch in Turkey in 2016

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-fr ... i=24973715

At this stage, the chaos around Turkey—on top of economic and political challenges at home—may prove to be a confluence of forces that pushes Turkey back into the transatlantic fold. Will we see closer EU-Turkey relations in 2016? Will the accession process truly be revived? Will there be progress on Cyprus? Will Turkey and the EU be able to give life to their deal on Syrian refugees? Will the customs union between Turkey and the EU be upgraded? Will there be more U.S.-Turkey cooperation over Syria and Iraq? Finally, and possibly most importantly, will closer relations between Turkey and the transatlantic community translate into improvements in Turkey’s domestic governance?


...good article.
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby Zenon33 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:08 pm

miltiades wrote:Shouldnt this be renamed as THE OFFICIAL LORDO CLOWN THREAD! :lol:



hahaha, you're right.
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:18 pm

why not open a separate thread?
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby Mustiejodu » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:23 pm

Erdogan is no different in his views to the late saddam and gaddafi . He has got too big for his boots . His days are numbered . How long can he continue to ruin democracy and drag turkey to the dark ages . His ignorance and arrogance towards all Cypriots shows that this man can't be trusted .
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:33 pm

Mustiejodu wrote:Erdogan is no different in his views to the late saddam and gaddafi . He has got too big for his boots . His days are numbered . How long can he continue to ruin democracy and drag turkey to the dark ages . His ignorance and arrogance towards all Cypriots shows that this man can't be trusted .


Hello, what's this? Is your New Year resolution to become logical? :P

- Anyway, very well said! :D
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:43 pm

Erdogan is a survivor, if he can't get off at his intended station, he will take the train he calls Democracy further.

It would not surprise me that this man will unify Cyprus, and in the process unify Turkey.

...can you imagine the photograph; Cameron laughing, shocked actually, watching Tsipras, Erdogan, and Anastasiades, embracing with hugs and kisses, while Eide and Akinci stand beside each other, wise smiles i'd say, their hands clasped together in front of them, calmly and with the humility you will find great Statesmen display on such occasions. Freedom for Cyprus, at last.

He has the capacity to make a "New Turkey", but his intentions must change if it is the world from which he seeks esteem.

...a good clown provides us with an insight into ourselves; I'm still rooting for Providence which works in ways that are (to me) so strange.
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:45 am

...where else to put this news, for the record,

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 46901.html

A Turkish gold trader at the centre of a corruption scandal that engulfed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been arrested in Miami and charged with laundering millions of dollars.

Reza Zarrab, also known by the name Riza Sarraf, was accused in 2013 of bribing senior ministers from Turkey’s ruling party with cash and lavish gifts as part of a scheme to bypass US sanctions on Iran.

On Saturday, the 33-year-old was arrested while on holiday in Florida with his wife and daughter. The arrest was made public late on Monday night when US prosecutors unsealed an indictment that charged him with fraud, money-laundering and sanctions-busting.


Nigel Kushner, an expert on Iranian sanctions at the firm W Legal, expected US authorities to seek to prosecute the widest possible network of offenders. “In these types of situations, one or two whistleblowers will likely play ball in order to obtain reduced sentences or fines,” he said. “This will give the US authorities the evidence to help pursue others. The US will want to send a powerful message. This will likely not be limited in scope.”

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), predicted that “all the dirty laundry will come out”. He said: “Many people won’t sleep a wink tonight.”


...oil and gold, Iranian, Iraqi, and Syrian, Kurds, Turks, and the Jihad, all in one mix.

...while Erdogan's son escaped Italian Justice with a fake Passport provided to him, and the Russians failed in showing "proof", just the same, the options seem fewer and fewer, Erdogan can take; it is a matter of time, now.
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:10 pm

‘WeLoveErdogan’ number 1 in Twitter’s worldwide trends

http://www.newsfultoncounty.com/life-st ... ds#respond


...meanwhile in Washington, fights break out outside the Brooking's Institute where he is speaking, and once again, it is his boduguards doing the beating.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-secu ... -dc-speech
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Re: The Official Erdogan the Clown Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:12 pm



added here for the record; nice tune.
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