War of words between Macron, Erdogan as “Turkey holds up NATO military plans over Syria dispute

Exclusive: Turkey holds up NATO military plans over Syria dispute – sources Reuters – Robin Emmott – Nov 26, 7:15 AM BRUSSELSBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey is refusing to back a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland until the alliance offers Ankara more political support for its fight against Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria, … Read more

NATO Summit in Chicago and protests…

Chicago NATO Protests Captured on YouTube [VIDEOS] from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Chicago in anti-NATO protests held while the military alliance?s leadership met there to discuss the future of war-torn Afghanistan over the weekend. Activists and police experienced various run-ins and the entire weekend was captured on … Read more

MSNBC: Scenes from protests at NATO summit in Chicago

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Turkey and Israel have a positive contact after the Fire

not much but a good sign for the moment… Israel Fire Leads to Calls for Help From Abroad from NYT > Turkey by By ETHAN BRONNER Israel is in the uncomfortable position of having to ask for foreign assistance to put out a forest fire that has already left 41 dead. Above the Fray: Why … Read more

PM Erdoğan stops by Lebanon

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri (R) greet their supporters during the inauguration ceremony of a hospital funded by Turkey in Sidon, southern Lebanon, November 25, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/ Sharif Karim Why is Erdoğan so popular in Lebanon? by Ruşen Çakır While watching Prime Minister Recep … Read more

Haaretz: Israel should compensate Gaza flotilla victims

Turkish protesters marching in Istanbul against Israel?s takeover of the Gaza flotilla in May. Photo by: AP Israel should compensate Gaza flotilla victims – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News Israel can take several steps to defuse tensions between itself and Turkey. By Shlomo Avineri The waves caused by the raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish … Read more

It looks like Turkey gives in (in the NATO summit…)

….but decision itself may not be effective at all… just another neocon fantasy, the missile shield… Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul arrives with his wife his wife Hayrunnisa to attend the NATO Summit in Lisbon November 19, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Nuno Andre Ferreira History proves US influence on European Union from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN … Read more

Here comes the Nato Summit; the key issues and more…

MAIN FOCUS: Nato faces decision on change of direction | 19/11/2010 from euro|topics At the two-day Nato summit that begins in Lisbon today, the heads of state and government will be negotiating over a new strategy for the military alliance and a planned missile defence shield with Russia. Commentators believe Nato urgently needs a change … Read more