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Treaty of Sèvres

Treaty of Sèvres

Betrayal Times Two: Arabs and Kurds

The Kurds field some all-woman combat units in a region not known for it (Israeli Defense Force excepted) and the women, as well as the Kurdish men, are fierce. They’ve had to be; they live in a rough neighborhood. Kurdistan, in the “home of the Kurds” sense, includes parts of…
bubmag
May 18, 2020
Treaty of Sèvres

Grand National Assembly of Turkey Is Founded (1920)

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM, Turkish: Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi), usually referred to simply as the Meclis ("parliament"), is the unicameral Turkish legislature. It is the sole body given the legislative prerogatives by the Turkish Constitution. It was founded in Ankara on 23 April 1920 in the midst…
bubmag
April 23, 2020
Treaty of Sèvres

Triangulation: Erdogan’s Secret Weapon

A former colleague of mine from Turkey, Oya Dursun-Özkanca, has just published an informative monograph on "Turkey-West Relations."  The author examines Turkish foreign policy since the ascendancy of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkish prime minister in 2003 and …
bubmag
January 28, 2020