News archive of August 2016
BELGRADE - Ankara has summoned the US ambassador to Turkey to explain Washington's "unacceptable" comments about Turkey's anti-ISIS operation in Syria, rejecting any talk of a ceasefire with the US-backed Kurdish militia and vowing to "eliminate all threats."
Two days ago, I felt really good when I saw Deputy PM Mehmet Şimşek's tweet to Apple. It was an invitation to Apple, saying they should invest in Turkey instead of Ireland and get rid of European bureaucracy. Of course, I did not know about the 14 billion-euro tax punishment that the EU is demanding.
Itır Erhart, an academic at Bilgi University, is an inspiration and a role model for me. She was one of the founders of "Adım Adım" (Step by Step). Thanks to her, thousands of people have run; she has changed running into another format. She introduced charity and doing favors into our lives. Now she is presenting "Açık Açık" (Openly).
A psychological experiment was carried out in 1971 at Stanford University. Students were split into two groups; one group wore prison uniforms, the other group wore guard uniforms. Quite unexpectedly, students got carried away in their roles. One-third of the guards started showing unnecessary, cruel and oppressive, even sadistic, behavior; absolute power had ruined them.
Generals have been apprehended but this Adil Öksüz somehow has not been caught yet. He was not only the "imam in charge of the military" of the "Fethullahist Terrorist Organization" (FETÖ), but he was also one of the leaders of the coup attempt, called the "black box." He was the one who tried to make Chief of General Staff Gen.
Washington is unhappy about Turkey's "Operation Euphrates Shield." The potential for a serious confrontation between fighters from the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), is very real and clearly of deep concern to it.