Wikileaks party in Istanbul. Part 5: Turkey related #cablegate news

Everybody Loves Wikileaks!

Now it is our time to leak into the night life of Taksim on saturday, 4th of December 19.30 @ Ekvator Cafe!

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses ...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses a global security summit seminar on regional security cooperation Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, in Manama, Bahrain. Senior political and military officials from Arab states, Iran, Europe, Asia and the United States are among delegates focusing on topics including fears of a nuclear Iran and Yemen-based terror cells during the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ annual Manama Dialogue.? Read more »(AP Photo/ Hasan Jamali)

PM responds harshly to WikiLeaks claims

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan responded harshly on Wednesday to allegations about him and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the documents WikiLeaks recently released.

WikiLeaks from a different perspective


When the WikiLeaks documents are examined thoroughly, it can be said that they have hit the US administration the hardest. First, the diplomatic credibility of the US sustained damage

Where does WikiLeaks take us?


WikiLeaks had previously released documents about Afghanistan, which also led to turmoil; however, the situation is very different now because we are faced with a large number of documents that target the entire world

The WikiLeaks bait

The documents leaked by the WikiLeaks website have created much controversy. These documents were originally retrieved from an information network accessible by only 3 million people.

Turkey and the ?embarrassy? cables


The American diplomatic cables leaked by or through WikiLeaks help clarify many questions regarding Turkey, and help us analyze the mindset of those diplomats, their personal capacities and their choices of sources and contacts. We also learn a great deal of the real thinking of the main actors in the regional neighborhood, and assess the level of delicacy in Ankara?s foreign policy

WikiLeaks revealed reasons for Sarkozy’s dislike of Turkey
Information-Analytic Agency
Another document dated as of December 2009 demonstrates Sarkozy’s dislike of Turkey. The letter sent by US Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin to Hillary

What WikiLeaks revealed: From soporific to sizzling
The Economist
Another cable assesses Turkey’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu as an ?exceptionally dangerous? Islamist influence. Beaming after an apologetic meeting

This Country (and Wikileaks) Has Turned Me to Indie-Synth

from İstanbul Altı by Asher

If the AKP was the guy in a teen drama, it?s safe to say he would not be the hero. I picture him more as the shifty, smooth operator. For some reason I?m not wholly sure about, George Wickham of Pride and Prejudice comes to mind.

USA Wants to Keep Nuclear Weapons in Turkey

from Bianet :: English
A cable published on WikiLeaks confirmed that the USA has nuclear weapons in Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Gordon from the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “”If the nuclear weapons will be withdrawn from the 3 countries, it might become politically very difficult to retain Turkey’s stock of nuclear weapons”.

WikiLeaks in Turkey — Cui bono?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ANDREW FINKEL
My study window used to provide a view of the steps outside our house, which meant that I could see through the net curtain anyone trying to ring the bell. This was particularly bad news for a little girl with a mischievous streak who thought it great fun to creep up the stairs, ring the bell and then run away.

A day of shame

We are so busy with WikiLeaks; all the newspapers, including Today?s Zaman, are publishing stories and analyses about it, as they must. But on the other hand it is heartbreaking to see that once again due to the hectic pace of political developments we have forgotten about the real problems of life, like the situation of the disabled citizens of this country.

WikiLeaks and Turkey

We have been talking about WikiLeaks and almost nothing else for the last week. It seems Turkey?s relations with its neighbors will not be negatively affected by the leaks, thanks to the calm attitude of the ruling politicians, while opposition politicians have been unable to benefit from it, even though Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu made an attempt.

Tremors caused by WikiLeaks


WikiLeaks has sent tremors throughout the world. Needless to say, this effect was reflected in the media. Authoritarian governments and tightly controlled media in China and across the Arab Middle East have suppressed virtually all mention of the documents, avoiding the public backlash that could result from such candid portrayals of their leaders? views

Saving Ergenekon through WikiLeaks

Circles close to Ergenekon, a clandestine crime network with alleged links within the state and suspected of plotting to overthrow the government, seem very pleased with the release of US diplomatic cables by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

This is not the dirtiest of US laundry

Only a tiny portion of the US diplomatic cables acquired by WikiLeaks has been published so far. The debate in Turkey seems to have focused on conspiracy theories rather than on the content of the leaked documents. The usual suspect in our conspiracy theories is a familiar one: Israel. The fact that there are many documents against Iran, rather than that there are none against Israel, is the strongest proof the conspiracy theorists present.

A blurred era and WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks is a vehicle for the relaying of information; the information it relays is of a nature that could actually help create a new construct of power.

WikiLeaks meeting called by Turkish prime minister

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the WikiLeaks cables at a meeting with two senior Cabinet figures in Ankara on Thursday.
WikiLeaks has unsettled everybody
Toronto Star
Relations between Turkey and the US have been harmed by the WikiLeaks cables. By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter True, some of the 250000-odd WikiLeaks

WikiDrips: Turkey’s PM is to blame for deteriorating ties
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)
according to a confidential cable by the US embassy,” Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reports in a dispatch about material in the WikiLeaks trove

First Come Leaks, Then Conspiracy Theories
Wall Street Journal
ISTANBUL?In Turkey and beyond, the release of US diplomatic cables on website WikiLeaks has sparked a round of conspiracy theories

Turkey Finance Minister Retaliates Against Wikileaks’ Allegations
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The WikiLeaks cables may have ensnared diplomats and heads of state across the globe, but in Turkey, the ?revelations? have also hit the

Wikileaks Reveals Kurdish Secrets
Other secret cables leaked by Wikileaks alleged that Turkey’s Kurdish guerilla movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was involved in drug

Turkey: Speculation about Israel?s role in Wikileaks revelations :: European Jewish Post

Turkey’s Erdogan slams WikiLeaks cables as “slander”
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference with Croatia’s Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor in Ankara November 26, 2010.

Vivid stories among WikiLeaks diplomatic cables
Seattle Times
Another tale that would have gone unremarked without WikiLeaks is the 2009 saga of the horseback escape from Iran to Turkey of then-75-year-old Hossein

WikiLeaks in Turkey — Cui bono?
Today’s Zaman
It was published as an assertion in this newspaper that, ?The main target [of WikiLeaks] is Turkey and its ruling Justice and Development Party [AK Party]

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