Forget Trump for a minute. What was Turkey’s Erdogan up to at NATO summit?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2018


All the attention before, during and after the NATO summit has been focused on Donald …

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The French president’s China problem is more common than people think

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2018


Emmanuel Macron has a China problem. But it’s got nothing to do with the country …

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What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Turkey’s elections and when did he know it?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2018


On Thursday, April 19 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey suddenly announced that presidential and …

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The sultan and the tsar: A modern fairy tale from Ankara

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Once upon a time in Ankara, the sultan of Turkey and the tsar of Russia …

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Both East and West are tilting towards strongmen rulers in a ‘democratic rollback’

by Rashmee

Posted on April 3, 2018 / The National


Now that Xi Jingping is constitutionally allowed to remain China’s president for life, he …

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A rejected film festival in Germany; Islamising kindergarten: Erdogan’s Turkey

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2018


  Could it be oversight, cost-cutting, or part of a new cultural war with the …

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In Turkey, an ominous question: Can war ever be good for public health?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Can war ever be good for public health? It’s a ludicrous question when the horrendous …

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Recep the Resolute, Turkey’s new sultan

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Orhan Pamuk, Nobel literature laureate and one of the greatest contempo­rary chroniclers of Istanbul, once …

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Recep, the Resolute: The rise of Turkey’s new sultan with an agenda?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 18, 2017


Everyone’s talking about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s narrow win in the referendum, which allows …

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Turkey’s threat to turn on migrant tap is, like much of Erdogan’s words now, absolute nonsense

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2017


Turkey’s irascible, intemperate and irrational president (now vying with America’s Donald Trump for the title …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK