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Why We Must Reform the European Arrest Warrant

A terrific article by Mitchell Belfer in the Parliament Magazine about why the United Kingdom must reform the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to prevent abuses such in the case of Alexander Adamescu: Despite having not set foot in Romania for years, when Alexander criticised the Romanian government for their unjust treatment of his father, he […]

Newspaper România Liberă Blasts KPMG over ‘Privatized Censorship’

The following open letter to the global accounting firm KPMG was published by the Romanian daily newspaper, România Liberă. Dear Mr Veihmeyer, We, the journalists and editors of România Liberă, issue a public appeal regarding the role of your firm, KPMG International, with regard to a series of repressive and illegal actions in which you […]

Opriţi distrugerea “României libere”!

24 Octombrie 2016 Stimate domnule Veihmeyer, Noi, jurnalişti şi editori la “România liberă”, vă adresăm acest apel public referitor la rolul firmei dvs, KPMG International, în legătură cu o serie de acţiuni represive şi ilegale, în care sunteţi parte, acţiuni care au fost puse la cale de fostul Guvern român împotriva ziarului nostru, cu scopul […]

Victim of Romanian Political Persecution Alexander Adamescu Retains Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media today. WASHINGTON DC, 11 October 2016 — The son of the well-known Romanian businessman Dan Adamescu has engaged the international lawyer Robert Amsterdam to fight back against the politically motivated persecution by the government of Romania. Alexander Adamescu was arrested in London on 13 June 2016 before […]

Canada’s Extraordinary Naïveté toward Fethullah Gülen

The reputation of Canada as an eternally modest, earnest, and polite people is more often an illusion than a fact. Especially when it comes to diplomacy and foreign affairs, we strive to pursue our own nuanced path as compared to our Southern neighbor, and in fact this “smarter” approach to geopolitics is a source of […]

Turkey and Thailand: A Tale of Two Coups

There had been coups before in Turkey but none like that which transpired deep into the night of 15th July 2016. As the helicopter gunships and F16 fighter-bombers flew low over the rooftops of Ankara and Istanbul, and tanks and soldiers seized crucial areas, Turkey’s citizens – despite being fired upon by heavily-armed troops – […]

British Envoy Comments on Gülen’s Role in Coup Attempt

This weekend Hurriyet has published a very interesting interview with Richard Moore, the U.K. ambassador to Ankara, who comments on the recent attempted military coup against the elected government. Moore is emphatic that there was no intervention on behalf of the U.K. or United States, and also elaborates his opinion on Gülen’s involvement. You are […]

Translated Testimony of Gen. Hulusi Akar

Below is a complete English translation of the testimony given by General Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar to prosecutors. This document was originally leaked in the newspaper Hurriyet, and represents a direct link between the coup leaders and Fethullah Gülen. General Akar was held hostage by other members of the […]

How Gülen Has Fooled the U.S.

In reading this excellent article in Hurriyet by Ezgi Başaran on Fethullah Gülen’s false image as a moderate, peace-loving visionary, I couldn’t help but sympathize with the experience described in her introduction: “Approximately two months ago, I was sitting across a table from two British academics who pin themselves as Turkey experts. The conversation became […]

The Real Face of Fethullah Gülen

It is widely known that Fethullah Gülen has invested millions of dollars into creating and sustaining a false public image (the story of how a Foreign Policy poll was rigged is but one example). For the most part, the investment has been successful – the majority of the media reports coming out this past week […]