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Lessons from the 1980s: Turkey’s Current Nuclear Tender

Taner Yildiz announced on 11 March 2013 that Turkey “should be able to outline the details regarding the companies that will begin constructing a planned second nuclear plant in the country ‘before the end of [March].’” While Yildiz has made … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Nuclear Tender: Status Update

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz announced at a recent panel discussion that Turkey expects to select a supplier for its second nuclear power plant by the “end of January, unless extra time is needed to consider more offers.” According to Hurriyet … Continue reading

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Turkey and Israel take a tiny step towards a military-to-military rapprochement

Today’s Zaman reported on Monday (11 November) that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is restructuring itself to wage a more effective military campaign against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). According to the report: [Chief of the General Staff Necdet] Özel … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t Turkey have its own Patriots?

Turkey, eager to help augment its border defenses, has announced that it will soon submit a request to the NATO alliance for the deployment of Patriot missiles. As I mentioned yesterday, the PAC-3 missile is unlikely to be used for … Continue reading

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The Definition of Insanity: Turkey’s Nuclear Tenders

The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – What can the man who gave the world the theory of relativity – a critical discovery on the road to nuclear energy (and … Continue reading

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