Day: November 10, 2013

New era in Turkey looks like old one

STORY SUMMARY By Ali Ezzatyar, Goran Sadjadi The Daily Star A new era in Turkey was seemingly born last spring when the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) declared a cease-fire and began withdrawing its guerillas from the country’s borders. In an unprecedented move, the Turkish government formally announced that steps […]

Turning inward

Source: The Economist: BRITAIN IN 2003: the country hugs America tight as both prepare to go to war in Iraq. Though many of its continental neighbours disapprove of that adventure, Britain is nonetheless close to “the heart of Europe”, in the confident phrase of its internationalist prime minister, Tony Blair. […]

Bee sting

Source: The Economist THE swaggering leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP or, loosely, the Pakistani Taliban) Hakimullah Mehsud, met a violent end at his lavish home in Pakistan’s remote northern tribal areas on November 1st. Just like his predecessor and clansman, Baitullah Mehsud, he died in a missile strike from an […]