Primark — whhaaaa…. ??

The other day I went into the Primark to have a look at what they have to offer. I never really went inside, and when walking in Central London around Oxford Street, many tourists hardly manage to hold their huge Primark shopping bags. So, my reasoning was, the shop either has to be very fashionable — which it definitely…

My book on Turkey’s Foreign Policy

My book on Turkey’s foreign policy Is Turkey a Bridge or a Threat? Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Relevant Perceptions of Turkey’s changing Foreign Policy Particularly the last decade has seen Turkey becoming a prominent international actor in the Middle East. It likes to see itself as a conflict-manager and speaks of a zero problem toward…

Kurdish Leader Declares Truce With Turkey – Would be good…

Kurdish Leader Declares Truce With Turkey – NYTimes.com. So, Abdullah Öcalan and the AKP have negotiated some kind of peace deal, The jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan on Thursday called for a cease-fire and ordered all his fighters off Turkish soil, in a landmark moment for a newly energized effort to end three decades of armed…

June 2013 Presidential elections in Iran — basic facts

The Presidential elections in Iran will be held on 14 June 2013.  Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in his second term, after having been elected in 2005 and 2009. He will not be able to run for a third term. Though, allegedly he is grooming a close confidant to succeed him.  Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Ahmadinejad’s…