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Erdogan being batshit is nothing new and has been public knowledge for a long time. What makes it worse is that Merkel is trying to get them into the EU and is sending the A LOT of money, as his antics are getting worse, which is essentially green lighting it.


The violence in Turkey right now is like the 90s. Erdogan will get his presidential system and a lot of people believe the HDP will be banned and the co-chairs jailed by summer. 

 

It's bad.

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I know it has been building, it was clear where he was heading at the park / shopping mall riots over a year ago. It's sad to see that people still support him.

It reminds me of what happened in Pakistan a couple years back.
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This is about outside of the region but Bangladesh is considering removing Islam as the official religion. A lot of countries could benefit from a move like that. 

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Moody's puts Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar on review for possible downgrade and cuts Bahrain's rating to below investment level (junk).

UAE has been biggest proponent of an IMF backed move toward gcc-wide 5% VAT. It's probably a good move but horribly timed, coinciding with cuts in subsidies and aide and freeing everything in the market.

Note that Singapore implemented this several years ago at only 3% and gradually has gone up to 7-8%
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Seems like US intelligence helped lebanese army prevent a big operation that was planned in the North by the islamists here. Saudis arent even listening to the states now?...
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What a shit fucking article http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/09/its-time-to-seriously-consider-partitioning-syria/

 

Partitioning Arab lands caused these problems so... let's partition it some more! weyn 32lak...

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When did you become such a colonialist?
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Having spent quite amount of my time in the middle east and Africa there is one constant theme. For the majority of the people in those countries it come down to my tribe, religion, and then country. Until they understand the world is a much bigger place than their backyard they will continue to suffer from the same problems they have now.
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Having spent quite amount of my time in the middle east and Africa there is one constant theme. For the majority of the people in those countries it come down to my tribe, religion, and then country. Until they understand the world is a much bigger place than their backyard they will continue to suffer from the same problems they have now.

No different from Europe really. The tribal backwardness are problems of genetic and evolutionary nature.
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Genetic... Wallah
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What a shit fucking article http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/09/its-time-to-seriously-consider-partitioning-syria/

 

Partitioning Arab lands caused these problems so... let's partition it some more! weyn 32lak...

 

 

If it's going to be done it has to be done with everyone at the table, and include a Kurdish state that includes parts of present-day Syria, Iraq, Turkey and possibly Iran.

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There was pretty heaving fighting between Nusra and Division 13 last night. My guess is that with the ongoing peace negotiations Nusra will become increasingly paranoid of FSA groups especially in Idleb. 

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There was pretty heaving fighting between Nusra and Division 13 last night. My guess is that with the ongoing peace negotiations Nusra will become increasingly paranoid of FSA groups especially in Idleb. 



Typical he said she said .....
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Yet another attack in Ankara killing 32 and wounding 100, just a month after 28 were killed in an explosion last month. Erdogan vows to bring "terror to its knees" , I wonder what the first course of action will be. No claims of responsibility but reports adjusted was the PKK

Apparently the US Embassy warned citizens of palatable attack on the 11th
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Yet another attack in Ankara killing 32 and wounding 100, just a month after 28 were killed in an explosion last month. Erdogan vows to bring "terror to its knees" , I wonder what the first course of action will be. No claims of responsibility but reports adjusted was the PKK

Apparently the US Embassy warned citizens of palatable attack on the 11th


TAK claimed responsibility. You can't call them PKK because they don't take orders from Ocalan. This is the result of Erdogan's unwillingness to meaningfully engage in peace talks and instead start leveling cities.

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