Reading Time: 3 minutesThe first components of a formidable Russian air-defense system arrived in NATO-allied Turkey on Friday, triggering a slide in the local currency amid a growing rift with the US.The powerful S-400 system could potentially thwart American stealth capabilities by gathering sensitive information on the F-35 combat aircraft program, officials say.
After a prolonged countdown towards the contentious delivery of the Russian S-400 to Turkey, per announcement by Turkey’s government officials, the first batch of system parts arrives in Turkey today, July 12, 2019. Meanwhile, Israel media hints at the “Real” reasons for the grand geopolitical oddities that have been taking place in the midst of […]
Reading Time: 4 minutesEarly on Sunday evening, two hours after polls closed, people in Istanbul rubbed their eyes as the pro-government candidate, former prime minister Binali Yildirim, conceded the race for mayor of the city.Jubilation quickly spread on the streets and onto social media, though observers fear further chaos.
Under tremendous economic and political pressure, Turkey ponders using the latest Russia-Syria offensives in Idlib as an excuse (aka justification) to back down from its S-400 deal with Russia. In the last few days Syrian and allied Russian warplanes have intensified bombardment of Syria's Idlib province, sending tens of thousands of Syrian residents fleeing toward […]
It was only a municipal election, yet, after more than three weeks it continues to reverberate loudly within NATO’s second-largest power and across the region.At a time when relations between the US and Turkey are going from bad to worse, some
Tango movement connecting people in Turkey, not only to those in Argentina, but to people in China, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, Lebanon … countries all around the world! Dance is a universal language & a bridge!
In Turkey Healthcare is treated as health services- a fulfillment of one of the most basic human needs. Unlike the United States, where healthcare is a Business. A very expensive mega business. Comparing and contrasting the two models, and a sincere interview with two expats- Terry and Jane. Our universal need, and the right to […]
Turkey has been rapidly moving up on the “Hot Expat Destinations” list for over two decades. Especially in the past five years there has been an increasing trend of people moving to Turkey. The top three nationalities moving to Turkey are US Americans, British and Dutch. Here’s why Turkey as a top destination:
Paspatur, Fethiye’s historic Old Town, is one of those places that people, whether locals or tourists, feel connected to in more than one way. It has that vibe about it: The narrow, vine-shaded and umbrella-topped alleys and courtyards filled with quaint shops selling local crafts and carpets, leather goods, spices and gifts, as well as […]
The love of Grilling Meat, Barbecue (BBQ), is a world-wide phenomenon transcending regionalities, cultures, race, and religion. Think Barbie, Braai and Asado to Gogi-Gui and Mangal: It’s all BBQ to me! This is what I mean by Bridging the Gap. Our universal love of grilling-barbecuing meat- as a bridge: Making the politically-motivated divides and gaps […]
Hello Everyone. Sibel Edmonds here with Newsbud reporting on the ground from Turkey. This will be another quick video for those of you with a keen eye and critical mind for geopolitical indicators, games and warning signs. In my last video on the New Zealand mass shooting incident I mentioned the “Blinking Red” indicators and […]
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The infamous conclusion of the Greco-Turkish War in 1923. A decision, mutually made by two governments, costing tens of thousands their roots, their culture, their home. A decision not based on the consent of the governed, but a handful who governed. As humans we all treasure our roots, our birthplaces, our communities- those we live […]
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Cruising along Dalyan River’s ancient site and reflecting upon this mystical tapestry of life that once occupied this area, and the secret of the King Tombs in the rocks!
From vegetables and fruits to nuts and eggs, this is where Turkish people go to find and purchase the best quality, freshest and the most affordable produce weekly! Join me in exploring all things that bridge the illusionary gaps & divides, and bring us together for a better world and Peace! Subscribe to Newsbud YouTube […]
Sibel Edmonds introduces the art of making Turkish filled pastry- Gozleme. Mexicans with their awesome quesadilla, French with their delicately filled crepes, Arabs, Greeks and Serbs with their Boreks, can all relate to this fast and easy-to-make, affordable and delicious Turkish delicacy. We are bridging the gap with Gozleme!
The amazing loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles weighing from 200-400 pounds with a length of up to 4 feet are on the IUCN Red list of endangered species. The threats to these turtles include pollution-especially plastic bags, propellers, small-scale and large-scale fishing (primarily fishing hook ingestion and fishing line entanglement) and feeding by humans. The Sea […]
Do you believe in the power of One? I do. One is a very powerful number- whether one decision made that leads to a much larger impact, or, one person joining other “ones.” That’s how real positive changes happen. Watch this remarkable real-life story of how a handful of conservationists, galvanized by “One” English 'Turtle […]
Sibel Edmonds introduces Turkey’s National Drink-Raki (aka Lion’s Milk!), and explains its similarities to Ouzo and Arak. From the right way of preparing and drinking this potent beverage to what type of mezes (tapas) to pair it up with for the ultimate experience: Decoding Raki! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with […]
Sibel Edmonds decodes the art of meze and traditional Meyhane dining, and provides you with everything you need and want to know about Meze, Meyhane Dining, Raki, Ouzo, Turkish food and much more! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with our universal love of food and dining rituals!
Many refer to Fethiye, located on the Southern Aegean Coast, as the Aegean Pearl. A pearl of a coastal town, surrounded by majestic mountains, Fethiye is so many things to people from so many different walks of life. In this episode I present a short awe-inspiring documentary on Fethiye, using “No Words”, created by two […]
My new one-of-a-kind series, Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, religion, nationality or gender. Join me in exploring […]
A somber highlight from my coming series: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One: The infamous conclusion of the Greco-Turkish War in 1923. A decision, mutually made by two governments, costing tens of thousands their roots, their culture, their home. A decision not based on the consent of the governed, but a handful who […]
A brief highlight from one of my coming episodes: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One. My series encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, […]
Palestinians wounded during protests find their injuries are only the beginning of their ordeal.
National Security Adviser John Bolton received a cold shoulder in Turkey on Tuesday as he attempted to reduce the impact of President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to withdraw from Syria. The diplomatic confrontation appeared to reinforce old fault lines between NATO’s largest and second-largest armies.
The Syrian government, having perpetrated numerous war crimes over the past six years of civil war, is likely the biggest winner of President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull US troops out of Syria.
The siege of Gaza is causing misery for married couples.
Despite gruesome killing of a journalist, Israel does not want to abandon Mohammed bin Salman.
Relations between the US and Turkey — a key American ally and home to NATO’s second-largest army — hit a new low on Friday, with the presidents of both countries rhetorically declaring economic war on each other.
Union said it would go on strike if Zim-chartered vessel entered Radès.
But activists are demanding a full inquiry into covert trade with Israel.
Unions leaders call on Tunisian dock workers not to unload Israel-chartered Cornelius A.
The cargo vessel Cornelius A is Turkish-flagged but appears to operate on behalf of Israeli shipping line Zim.
Limak Holding stays out of project “due to its sensitive nature.”
Turkey, NATO’s second-largest member, is bracing for further violence and chaos following the victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an election that cemented his near-dictatorial powers.Celebratory gunfire rang across the streets of Istanbul and other Turkish cities early on Monday after his victory, with about 52.5 percent of votes, was announced (observers said fraud was minimal).
How Israel rigged Irish boycott poll.
Belgium, Ireland summon Israeli ambassadors to protest Gaza massacre.
More than 100 have been killed during Great March of Return protests as Palestinians mark 70 years of dispossession.
Participants pull out of the film festival after calls for boycott.
The US, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Israel are all on a collision course with each other in Syria as each maneuvers aggressively to get the most from the endgame of the brutal Syrian civil war, now approaching its seventh anniversary. The danger of a big-power conflict starting by accident rather than intention has not been so high in decades.All five regional and global powers, except the US, have had an aircraft shot down inside (or from inside) Syria in the space of about a week.
Israel has bombed Syria at least 100 times since 2011.
Following several days of intense artillery bombardment and air strikes, the Turkish army launched a ground invasion of the Syrian Kurdish canton of Afrin on Monday.WhoWhatWhy reported on the likelihood of such an operation last August.
Amid multiple spiraling crises both to the east and to the west, a key NATO ally is moving closer to a geopolitical and civilizational choice.
Victims says they will appeal decision not investigate Mavi Marmara attack.