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Presidential race highlights Erdogan’s reshaping of Turkish politics 30 juin 2014

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Reuters World General News (UK) Monday, June 30, 2014

By Humeyra Pamuk and Jonny Hogg, Istanbul/Ankara

A quick glance at the emerging candidates for Turkey’s first direct presidential poll illustrates the dramatic change wrought in the country by Tayyip Erdogan’s 11-year premiership; an old secularist elite has yielded the stage to two men of Islamist pedigree and a third from a long-suppressed Kurdish minority. (suite…)

Crimean Tatars after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula 30 juin 2014

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OSW Commentary (Centre for Eastern Studies) No. 141, 30 June 2014

Tadeusz A. Olszański *

After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Crimean Tatars face the necessity of working out a modus vivendi to cope with the difficult situation which now confronts them. (suite…)

Iran big winner in the Iraqi debacle 30 juin 2014

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India Today, Monday, June 30, 2014, pages 28-29

Bruce Riedel *

The rampage by Sunni ISIS insurgents in Iraq not only catches the US off guard but gives Iran the handle to influence the Arab world’s largest Shia population. The stunning success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Shams (ISIS), a Sunni terrorist group which began as al Qaeda in Iraq in 2003 (suite…)