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Erdogan’s Turkey an unreliable ally against jihadists

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- Washington Times

Cold truth has been obvious for months —Turkey’s absolutist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not a steadfast and loyal partner in the raging, undeclared war against radical, Islamist, jihadists that America and nations who cherish modernity must wage and win decisively to forge lasting peace.

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Turkey Is Complicit with ISIS and Unfit to Join the EU

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Turkey has finally caved in to American pressure and announced it will allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to cross over its territory from Iraq to Syria to join the battle against ISIS. But anyone who imagines this grudging concession represents a cooperative move by a Nato ally to help crush the so-called Islamic State would be sadly deluded. Neo-Ottoman Turkey is better disposed towards ISIS than towards the West.

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New Immunity Provisions Cast Doubt on Greece’s Efforts to Fight Corruption

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ATHENS — The omnibus bill, more than 100 pages long and titled “Measures of Support and Growth for the Greek Economy,” won passage here in the middle of the night in March, as Parliament raced to meet a deadline set by Greece’s creditors.

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Why did the Greek-Cypriot Administration suspend negotiations?

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By Cemil Ertem, Daily Sabah

First things first, I need to say that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) attack on Kobani - also known as Ayn al-Arab, the recent turmoil in Turkey's streets and the Greek Cypriot administration's withdrawal from the ongoing peace negotiations are all driven by the same motive. On Tuesday, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades announced that their government suspended peace talks regarding the reunification of the ethnically divided island after Turkey sent a battleship to monitor oil and gas exploration missions off the shore of Cyprus.