By Ibon Villelabeitia

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s threats to send warships to gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean mark a new projection of Ankara’s growing power in the region, challenging Cyprus’s drilling plans and casting a shadow over Israel’s preparations to exploit huge deposits.

But Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s tough tactics risk isolating Ankara in the region, fanning tensions with the United States, its ally, and hurting its bid to join the

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE78J4RQ20110920?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

 

 

The Arab Spring tour taken this month by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey demonstrated the good and the bad of his increasingly confident leadership.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/opinion/turkeys-leadership.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

 

 

Turkey’s prime minister is championing Abbas’s UN appeal – yet still has to resolve the Kurdish issue back home

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/21/erdogan-palestinian-kurds-abbas

 

 

Turkey must take a realistic and pragmatic approach if the Arab world’s current ‘Ottomania’ is to lead to a better future

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/22/recep-tayyip-erdogan-arab-hero-turkey

 

 

No sooner had the young members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo finished cheering for the new Muslim ”leader” Recep Tayyip Erdogan than the joy of the Brotherhood elders and patriarchs was extinguished. This time, the new Ottoman sultan had entered Cairo in a Western suit and not in the sultan’s jubbah and turban. He came to give lectures in the public squares of Cairo, and not to besiege its walls and fight the last Mamluk Sultan (Tuman Bay II), who was defeated and hung up at the city gate (Bab Zeweila) by Ottoman Sultan Selim I.

http://www.asharq-e.com/news.asp?section=2&id=26631

 

 

As Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Arab leaders to heed popular demands for change, in Turkey’s southeast violence and political protests are spreading among Kurds.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-09/erdogan-risks-kurdish-flare-up-weakening-turkey-role-model-for-arab-spring.html

 

 

Prime Minister Erdogan’s victory brings aspirations of unity and increasing regional power for Turkey.

http://english.aljazeera.net//indepth/opinion/2011/06/201161310911608762.html

 

 

While other European politicians battle to avoid the blame for economic downturn, Mr Erdogan claims the credit for economic success

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/14/turkey-editorial

 

 

Valet i Turkiet visar att premiärminister Erdoğan måste söka breda lösningar för att ändra grundlagen. Sam­tidigt har kurderna radikaliserats. Om inte Erdoğan snart har något att erbjuda kurderna kan det börja koka i sydöst.

http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/kurdfragan-utmaning-for-erdoan_6241278.svd

 

 

 

 

 

 

from Pierre Bourdie

I need only cite Mahmoud Darwish, the great Palestinian poet, who declared in a language that could have been that of Kafka on the Jews of his time: ‘I do not believe there is any other people in the world who have been so required each day to prove their identity as are the Arabs. No one says to the Greeks: ”You’re not Greek”, or to the French: ”You’re not French”.’ Nothing seems more legitimate to me, both scientifically and politically, nor more fruitful, than to return to the particularity of the Arabs – or, more precisely. of the Pales-tinians, Kabyls or Kurds – not to fetishize it in any form of essentialism, of positive or negative racism, but rather to find in it the basis for a radical questioning of the particularity of a condition that raises in its most universal form the question of human universality.

ur Om televisionen

Bourdieu – Dölja genom att visa, sid 32

… hur televisionen paradoxalt nog kan dölja genom att visa, nämligen genom att visa andra saker än vad den borde om den gjorde vad den anses göra, det vill säga informera; eller genom att visa vad den bör visa men på ett sådant sätt att den inte visar det eller gör det betydelselöst, eller genom att konstruera det på ett sådant sätt att det ges en innebörd som inte svarar mot verkligheten.

– Ord och namngivning

Bourdieu

(Med vanliga ord kan man varken ”skrämma upp borgarna” eller vanligt ”folk”. Det fordras något extra. Paradoxalt nog är även bildens värld beroende av ord. Ett foto är ingenting utan en bildtext som talar om hur det bör avläsas – legendum – alltså ofta nog just legender, som kan få en att se vad som helst. Att namnge är som bekant att synliggöra, skapa, att få något att bli till. Och ord kan väcka starka känslor: islam, muslimsk, islamistisk – är slöjan muslimsk eller islamistisk? Tänk om den helt enkelt vore ett stycke tyg och inget mer? […] För dessa ord åstadkommer saker, de ger upphov till fantasmer, rädslor, fobier eller helt enkelt falska föreställningar.)