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Archive for 'Corruption'

Was Berat Albayrak picked as sacrificial offering in the oil trade with the ISIL?

This is a cross-post from As Turkey Sleeps.
As Italian prosecutor Manuela Cavallo’s launching an investigation into money laundering claims about Bilal Erdogan, who recently moved to the Italian city of Bologna with his family, made it into news reports, another initiative, the Russian Federation kicked off at the United Nations, has raised the possibility of [...]

Is the ‘Deep State’ using Erdogan to take revenge against its enemies?

This is a cross-post from As Turkey Sleeps.
The deep state (or state within a state) is believed to be a secret network of military officers and their civilian allies who for decades suppressed and even murdered perceived opponents of Turkey’s secular order.  It allegedly functioned as a kind of shadow government, spreading false propaganda to [...]

Turkish democracy erodes further after last week’s twin bomb blasts

By Abi Adnan Oktar
Turkey was shaken last weekend as two bombs exploded during a peace rally in Ankara, killing 128 people and injuring another 500. The rally was organised by several groups, including the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), to call for an end to the escalating violence between the Turkish government and the PKK. Footage [...]

My MP

After the indy referendum in September 2014 we No voters – who were startled to find we’d been given a new identity, Unionists or Nawbags – thought we could forget about that interruption and get back to normality. Wrong. The SNP rode high, grabbed 56/59 (95%) of the Westminster seats in the general election and [...]

Sabin Khan: the Islamist ally in the Home Office

This is a guest post by Hafeez Gupta
Some of our readers may recall Sabin Khan (formerly Sabin Malik) from back in 2010 when it was widely reported she had conspired behind the Home Secretary’s back to get the hate preacher Zakir Naik into the country (a sackable offence for a civil servant).  This incident [...]

Two whistle-blowers

Guest post by Sackcloth and Ashes
Edward Snowden is an American, and a former employee of the CIA and a contractor for the USA’s signals intelligence service, the National Security Agency (NSA). In late May 2013 he leaked to The Guardian and The Washington Post evidence of what was subsequently described as a global surveillance programme [...]