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A Most Troublesome Partner in War or Peace

A Most Troublesome Partner in War or Peace

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Perhaps you noticed the two articles about Turkey and its leader Erdogan in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, November 14, 2019, and noticed that both articles expressed troubling observation. The first article by Vivian Salma and Michael Gordon was headlined Trump-Erdogan Meeting Yields Little Progress. President Trump, desperate to […]

Erdogan is a Bigger Evil to the Kurds Than Syria’s Al-Assad

Erdogan is a Bigger Evil to the Kurds Than Syria’s Al-Assad

    By Sigrid Weidenweber We all remember Bashar al-Assad’s poison gas attacks on the Kurdish population during President Obama’s governance.  They were the poison killings, driving Obama to draw the famous red line, which al-Assad promptly crossed and poisoned some more. The world was aghast that such dastardly implements of war, forbidden by the […]

The Ottoman Empire is Rising Once Again Under the Regime of Turkey’s Erdogan

The Ottoman Empire is Rising Once Again Under the Regime of Turkey’s Erdogan

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Most of us do not know the full history of the Ottoman empire. Yet it behooves us to take, at least, a cursory look at what it represented. This empire, it should have been called the Osmanic empire, after its tribal founder Osman, encompassed the vast historical gulf between the […]