Americana roundup: American think tanks run by women.. Cheap Drones made in China…

How many American think tanks are run by women? from FP Passport by Blake Hounshell   Wealth disparity in America: an inch of bar-graph for the 90%, 4.9 miles’ worth for the top 0.01% from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Cairo and Washington engage in ?twitter war? from Hurriyet Daily News A row erupted between Cairo and Washington … Read more

From Turkey to EU: Turkey?s EU minister- Islam Europe?s reality; Turkish Deputy PM slams judge on trial ban…

Turkey and Israel: reviving strategic ties? from Yahoo News Photos An apology by Israel’s prime minister may ease tensions between Turkey and Israel. But despite pledges from the two country’s leaders to normalize relations, experts caution against high expectations. Islam Europe?s reality: Turkey?s EU minister from Hurriyet Daily News Islam is a reality for the … Read more

Tears not enough, “Turkey Finds It Is Sidelined as Broker in Mideast

Turkey Finds It Is Sidelined as Broker in Mideast from NYT > Turkey by By TIM ARANGO Turkey has found itself largely shut out of the central and defining Arab-Israeli conflict in Gaza.   World hails Israel-Hamas ceasefire, thanks Egypt from Hurriyet Daily News The United Nations, United States and world powers welcomed a ceasefire … Read more

Iran helps freeing the Turkish journalists, another symbolic blow to Turkey’s Mideast policies?

Freed Turkish journalists arrive from Iran from Hurriyet Daily News Two Turkish journalists who went missing while reporting on the uprising in Syria two months ago ************** France: a chance to restart from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by BERİL DEDEOĞLU The presidential elections in France were closely monitored in … Read more

Elif Şafak says once Turkey and France were great friends. A foreign policy roundup.

Turkey and France were once great friends | Elif Shafak by Elif Shafak The tension between the two nations has made us forget they have more in common than populist politicians suggest It is no secret that little love is lost between French and Turkish politicians these days. French president Nicolas Sarkozy has made it … 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

Wikileaks resources…and more… EFF to Council of Europe: Ensure privacy, transparency, and freedom of expression in search engines….

Wikileaks Resources Wikileaks Resources 1. Wikileaks Events Calendar 2. Wikileaks Petitions 3. Support Wikileaks 4. Main Wikileaks Resources 5. Cablegate Resources 6. War Leaks 7. Frequent Falsehoods 8. Twitter Archive 9. Press Archive 10. Video Archive . . . Wikileaks Events Calendar (may take a minute to load) Please note, some events may be duplicated. … Read more

rethinking death penalty may another sign of leaving the EU dream… A FP roundup..

From the Bosphorus: Straight – Renewed death penalty no answer by HDN Turkey formally abolished the death penalty in 2002. It was the right decision then. It is the right decision today. The return of the death penalty by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK The brutal killings of three children in Kayseri as well as one in … Read more

Katinka Barysch questions if Europe and Turkey missed an opportunity at the Arab spring. And a Libya roundup…

  The Arab spring a missed opportunity for Europe and Turkey? by Katinka Barysch from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews Turkey has become a force to be reckoned with in the Arab world. As a fast growing, predominantly Muslim but secular democracy, it inspires people across the Middle East and … 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

Busy Thursday: Turkey helps free the Guardian journalist in Libya, diplomatically steps in Bahrain…

  Turkey steps in to calm Bahrain spat from Hurriyet Dailynews Turkey has submitted a set of proposals in an effort to soothe tensions in crisis-hit Bahrain.   Turkey helps free Guardian journalist in Libya from World news: Turkey | Ghaith Abdul-Ahad released from Libyan prison after Turkish government and foreign ministry joined negotiations … Read more

Israel justifies herself with the Turkel Report….

Israeli soldiers stand guard on a missile ship as the Israeli navy intercepts a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, 2010. An Israeli probe ruled on Sunday that a May 2010 raid on Gaza-bound aid ships that killed nine Turks was in keeping with international law, a finding which “stunned and … Read more