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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 10th August, 1941 : Britain and USSR promise Turkey ‘every assistance’ if attacked.

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th August, 1974 : Turkish tanks rumbled into the Greek Cypriot port of Famagusta today to link up with Turkish Cypriot fighters. The Turkish Air Force supported the invasion with napalm and high … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th October, 1914: The Turkish Government, in dramatic fashion, declared war on the Allies by bombarding the cities of Odessa, Sevastopol and Theodosia on the Russian Black Sea coast. The pro-German sentiments of Turkish … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th March, 1916 : Britain and France have begun planning the division of the postwar remnants of Turkey’s Near East empire into spheres of influence. Sir Mark Sykes and Georges Picot are the officials … Continue reading

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Byzantine Levant

Ludwig von Gress As expected by many, Fog of Chaos including, [Ludwig von Gress America’s Vietnam Moment in Iraq – 21 December 2011]USA are leaving Iraq with shriveling tail between the legs. Posturing with aircraft carriers reminds one of a … Continue reading

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november memories / 04

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th November, 1922 : Six thousand years of Ottoman rule in Turkey have come to an end and Sultan Mohammed VI has been ousted by the Grand National Assembly at Angora. By decree, … Continue reading

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may memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th May, 1913 : The Balkan peace talks have at last been brought to a successful conclusion. Thanks largely to the efforts of Sir Edward Grey, principal agent in the negotiations, the peace agreement … Continue reading

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april memories / 10

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th April, 1928 : Premier Mustafa Kemal of Turkey has taken another revolutionary step in his efforts to drag his backward nation into the western world. From now Turkish schools will teach the A … Continue reading

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