Trump’s national security chief ‘took money from Putin and Erdogan’, says former NSA employee
We just spent a year discussing Hillary’s email server. This is actually worse. Much worse.
This is not normal.
Turkey’s Free Press Withers as Erdogan Jails 120 Journalists
> Turkey now has handily outstripped China as the world’s biggest jailer of journalists, according to figures compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Turkey’s education board demands 1,577 university deans resign
My first thought was this: Suspend Social Justice Courses
So it that what you’re calling for when you called for shutting down social justice courses in higher education and returning to traditional values?
The Strange History of ‘Mad Honey’
The dark, reddish, “mad honey,” known as deli bal in Turkey, contains an ingredient from rhododendron nectar called grayanotoxin — a natural neurotoxin that, even in small quantities, brings on light-headedness and sometimes, hallucinations. In the 1700s, the Black Sea region traded this potent produce with Europe, where the honey was infused with drinks to give boozers a greater high than alcohol could deliver.
Weapons that were originally given to Iraqi security forces by the American military have been recovered over the past year by the authorities in Turkey after being used in violent crimes in that country, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
U.S. Weapons, Given to Iraqis, Move to Turkey – New York Times
Remember that story about the missing weapons in Iraq? I think the Turks found some. This is blow-back in action. And it drives a wedge between us and the one friendly Muslim democracy on the planet.
Turkey has massed 140,000 soldiers on its border with northern Iraq, Iraq’s foreign minister said Monday, calling the neighboring country’s fears of Kurdish rebels based there “legitimate” but better resolved through negotiation.
Iraqi Says Turkey Is Massing 140,000 Troops – New York Times
I didn’t think things could go worse. And now I think I may be wrong. What if a Turkish Surge is followed by an Iranian one? Things could get really bad really quick. The Daily Show graphic of Mess-O-Potamia comes to mind.