Istanbul Riots Erupt for Third Day

Istanbul Riots Erupt for Third Day

Unrest in Turkey’s four major cities, which began on Friday, continued into Sunday.  The riots in Istanbul are erupting into a full-fledged anti-government demonstration. Tens of thousands returned to the streets of Istanbul and the capital city of Ankara Sunday, after a cooling of tensions overnight.  Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blamed the main secular opposition […]

Turkish Riots Toll 79 Victims

Turkish Riots Toll 79 Victims

Two day rioting in Turkey has netted at least 79 victims.  What began as a peaceful sit-in on Friday, escalating into a full blown demonstration. Protestors were angry about the government’s plan to tear down a park and replace it with a reconstruction of a replica Ottoman-era military barracks and a shopping mall.  It is […]

Missiles to Turkey

By James Turnage After apparent attempts by Syria to attack Turkey with Scud missiles, Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense, has signed an order to send two Patriot missile batteries and 400 soldiers to operate them for defense purposes. Patriot missiles are anti-ballistic missiles designed to knock ballistic missiles out of the sky before they […]