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The Turkish Election

22 July 2007 The Turkish Election By Gwynne Dyer The best thing about the outcome of the Turkish election on Sunday is that now the army can’t make a coup. It may still want to: it was certainly making menacing noises about it recently. But after almost half the voters (47 percent) backed the incumbent …

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The D – Day Package

11 September 2006 The D – Day Package By Gwynne Dyer “More people have died between Africa and our coasts than in the Lebanon,” said Manuel Barroso, president of the European Union, in Brussels last week-end. “The massive arrival of illegal immigrants to the EU, mainly to the Spanish, Italian and Maltese coasts, is a …

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The “Unstoppable”Wave

30 September 2005 The “Unstoppable”Wave By Gwynne Dyer It is rapidly getting worse on the Spanish-Moroccan border. Three times in the past week, mobs of “refugees” have assaulted the fences that surround Ceuta and Melilla in an attempt to break into the European Union, and at least eight of them have died. Organised groups of …

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Spain’s Response

11 March 2004 Spain’s Response By Gwynne Dyer Taking the relative size of Spain and the United States into account, Thursday’s terrorist atrocities in Madrid amounted to about half a 9/11: almost 200 dead and over 1,400 injured in a population of less than 40 million. Spain’s people and government are very angry, and they …

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The Detritus of Empire

31 October 2002 The Detritus of Empire By Gwynne Dyer Morocco is very reasonable about the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla which Spain has controlled for over four centuries (although it says it would like them back eventually). France never quibbles about the Channel Islands, which have been under English control for almost a thousand …

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