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Trump’s national security chief ‘took money from Putin and Erdogan’, says former NSA employee

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.

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Turkey’s Free Press Withers as Erdogan Jails 120 Journalists

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.

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Turkey’s education board demands 1,577 university deans resign

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?

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The Strange History of ‘Mad Honey’

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 […]

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U.S. Weapons, Given to Iraqis, Move to Turkey

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. From U.S. Weapons, Given to Iraqis, Move to Turkey – New York Times Remember that story about […]

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Iraqi Says Turkey Is Massing 140,000 Troops

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. From Iraqi Says Turkey Is Massing 140,000 Troops – New York Times I didn’t think things could go worse. And now I think […]