TR foreign policy confused, as Arab unrest threatens Turkish moves…

Arab Unrest Threatens Turkey?s Newfound Influence by By ANTHONY SHADID Turkish political and economic influence, which has grown in the Middle East in recent years, is jeopardized by regional turmoil, especially in Syria.   Iran and Turkey after Egypt: time for regional realignments? by acturca U.S.-Europe Analysis (The Brookings Institution) Number 51, April 19, 2011 … Read more

Qaddafi forces murder 2 photojournalists. a Libya roundup

TIME tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, photojournalists killed today in Libya by Xeni Jardin Two Photojournalists Reportedly Killed in Libya [UPDATED] by Lauren Indvik EU foreign policy: moving on from Libya, Justin Vaïsse and Hans Kundnani from open Democracy News Analysis – by Justin Vaïsse and Hans Kundnani Historically, internal divisions have caused … Read more

Libya et al roundup: Turkey good at evacuation, but not that successful with the rebels

Libyan rebels blame airstrike lull on Turkey – Washington Times NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (L) shakes hands with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Umit Bektas   Turkey pursues its Libya mediation efforts despite setbacks   Ankara politicking for post-Gadhafi era in Libya from Hurriyet Dailynews Amid ongoing … Read more

Libya roundup: Turkey to run Benghazi airport…….

  Turkey to run Benghazi airport: PM ANKARA, Mar 28, 2011 (AFP) – Turkey will take over the running of the airport in Libya’s rebel bastion of Benghazi to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian aid, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Ottoman Tripolitania by M.A.M Under the Ottomans, the Maghreb was divided into … Read more

Turkey; from denying a role for NATO to assume a leadership position in NATO led intervention. A Libya roundup

Turkey and France clash over Libya air campaign from World news: Turkey | by Ian Traynor Tension mounts over military action as Ankara accuses Sarkozy of pursuing French interests over liberation of Libyan people Turkey has launched a bitter attack on French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s and France’s leadership of the military campaign against Libyan … Read more

Libya roundup. Turkey does not like French zeal for intervention…

When things were good between Sarkozy and Gaddafi… Nato to take control in Libya after US, UK and France reach agreement by Nick Hopkins, Nicholas Watt, Ian Traynor ? Nato to assume day-to-day military command in Libya ? Obama and Cameron: Substantial progress made Britain, France and the US have agreed that Nato will take … Read more

Turkey’s zigzags on Libyan crisis. A Libya and a Turkish foreign policy roundup.

The four New York Times journalists, who had been captured by Libyan forces while covering the conflict there, pose with Turkey’s Ambassador to Libya Levent Sahinkaya (C) at the Turkish embassy in Tripoli in this undated handout released March 21, 2011. Libya released the four on Monday, nearly a week after they had been captured, … Read more

Sarkozy seizes the moment, French-led intervention begins in Libya

Still here in Turkey, many people rely on scepticism on western intentions, while “muslim” Gaddafi murders muslim Libyan citizens…. France send warplanes against Libya after Gaddafi’s forces enter Benghazi from Wash Post Europe by Liz Sly, Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan Sarkozy confirms no-fly zone, says Libyan leader attacked civilians with “murderous madness”; rebel warplane … Read more

Gadhafi backs down for the moment, Brutality in Yemen…

Libya airstrikes could start ‘within hours of resolution’ by Mark Mardell (the Reporters) The United Nations seems on the brink of taking a momentous decision. After hanging back for days the Americans have now not only backed the British and French resolution on Libya but beefed it up. The fact that the French foreign minister, … Read more

Dictators at work in Bahrain and Libya. Darker moments in Arab spring… a roundup

High stakes over Bahrain from – Op-Ed Columns by Post The U.S. is on a collision course with Saudi Arabia and other traditional monarchies in the Gulf.   A regional strategy for democracy in the Middle East from – Op-Ed Columns by Zalmay Khalilzad The U.S. needs a proactive plan that responds to … Read more

Gaddafi murders continue in Libya, Bastille Day in Egypt

  2011-03-06 [UPDATE] Bastille Day in #Egypt, Egyptians Storm Secret Service, US Secretary of Defense, Gates En Route; #Amndawala Leaks launches on Facebook and Twitter from WL Central by carwin biloquist 2011-03-05 Bahrain Clashes Last Night in Hamad Town, Unconfirmed rpts of Pro-Gov ‘Thugs’ with Al Qaeda flag threatening residents. What is happening in Libya … Read more

Burcu Bostanoğlu: Libya et. al.: Rumblings from the margin of the world

Whether named as a military dictatorship, an autocratic rule, a despotic state, or kleptocracy; the regime in Libya is becoming visibly senile. Does this mean democracy will soon be blossoming in the Maghreb and the Mashrek of the Arab world? Only the most naive utopian can believe in such accelerated progress. But as of now, … Read more

A Libya et al. roundup. “Who depends the most on Libyan oil?; “Challenges for foreign journalists in Libya…

Was Turkish PM Erdogan the final recipient of the Qaddafi human rights prize? from FP Passport by Joshua Keating The Turkish opposition is criticizing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his relative silence on events in Libya saying he is ?doing well by the award? given to him by Muammar al-Qaddafi last November. If current … Read more

Plagiarist Saif Gadaffhi case highlights funding trap for EU universities

Saif Gadaffhi, plagiarist – UPDATED from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Saif Gadaffhi’s not just the scion of a lunatic dictatorial legacy, and not just the ironic recipient of a PhD from the London School of Economics in ‘The Role of Civil Society in the Democratisation of Global Governance Institutions’ — he’s also a plagiarist! … Read more

About Libya, Guess why EU is anxious?

Libya protests: EU wary of influx EU ministers hold crisis talks on the uprising in Libya, amid concern about expatriates there and illegal migration from North Africa. Libya: Gaddafi Son’s Excuses for the People’s Uprising from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini Written by Amira Al Hussaini This post is part of our special … Read more