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I'm a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, which I joined in early 2012. Before that I was at the Wall Street Journal for 12 years, in London covering European politics, diplomacy and security; then in Brussels as deputy bureau chief for the Brussels and Germany bureaus, editing the reporters and writing about Eastern Europe; and then as bureau chief in Istanbul in 2011/12. Before joining ...

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Sectarian Tension Builds in Turkey as Erdogan Crackdown Widens

bloomberg.com — The crowds gathered outside President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Istanbul home waving Turkish flags near midnight Monday were cheering more than the failure of a putsch two days earlier. They were celebrating their religious conservative party's gain of complete control over the Turkish Republic.

Ireland hits Brexit alarm in biggest foreign crisis in 50 years

nzherald.co.nz — By Marc Champion, Dara Doyle The prime minister is under pressure, economists are slashing growth forecasts and companies are warning of Brexit's dire consequences. London? No, Dublin. The intertwining of trade and finance means no other country is feeling the fallout from the UK's vote to leave the European Union more than Ireland.

Divided Northern Ireland Faces Brexit Hangover

bloomberg.com — Celebrating the battle that ensured Protestant rule of Northern Ireland more than 300 years ago, residents of the Cregagh housing project in Belfast belted out "Simply the Best" and burned Irish flags and a figurine of the Virgin Mary on a bonfire that towered over the neighborhood's row houses.

Brexit fallout affecting Ireland more than any other EU country

independent.co.uk — The prime minister is under pressure, economists are slashing growth forecasts and companies are warning of Brexit's dire consequences. London? No, Dublin. The intertwining of trade and finance means no other country is feeling the fallout from the UK's vote to leave the European Union more than Ireland.

Ireland Hits Brexit Alarm in Biggest Foreign Crisis in 50 Years

bloomberg.com — The prime minister is under pressure, economists are slashing growth forecasts and companies are warning of Brexit's dire consequences. London? No, Dublin. The intertwining of trade and finance means no other country is feeling the fallout from the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union more than Ireland.

Coup Was ‘a Gift From God,’ Says Erdogan, Who Plans a New Turkey

bloomberg.com — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised "a new Turkey" after Friday's failed coup. Its shape had already been emerging but the amateurish takeover attempt, which Erdogan called "a gift from God," gives him additional tools to realize it.

Chaos plays into Erdogan’s hands after a career shaped by coups

stripes.com — The political career of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been shaped by military coups, real or imagined, for more than four decades. Friday's attempt is probably the most consequential, and potentially empowering, of them all.

Chaos Plays Into Erdogan’s Hands After a Career Shaped by Coups

bloomberg.com — The political career of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been shaped by military coups, real or imagined, for more than four decades. Friday's attempt is likely to prove the most consequential, and potentially empowering, of them all.

Baltics to Black Sea: NATO Unity May Be Tested by Next Challenge

bloomberg.com — Leaders at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit that ended Saturday sought to demonstrate unity among the 28 alliance members as they face multiple threats and uncertainties, from Islamic State to Russia to Brexit. In that, they appeared to succeed.

NATO Has Bigger Problems Than Brexit as German Ambivalence Rears

bloomberg.com — At the last North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Wales two years ago, the villain of the piece was clear: Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just months earlier had annexed part of Ukraine. This time Putin is having to share the stage with one of the alliance's own, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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Jul 20, 2016

RT @borzou: "Gulen movement behind coup but weren't alone. alliance inside the military, but members sold each other out."  http://m.dw.com/en/turkeys-coup-plotters-sold-each-other-out/a-19410387#fromDesktop 

Jul 20, 2016

Sectarian Tension Builds in Turkey as Erdogan Crackdown Widens  http://bloom.bg/29LgJBm  via @business

Jul 19, 2016

The #TurkeyCoupAttemp failed, but Erdogan's "people's coup" is fanning sectarian tensions -  http://bloom.bg/29LgJBm  via @business

Jul 19, 2016

RT @georgemagnus1: Judges, civil servants, now uni heads in mass firings/arrests. Govt trashing own instit'ns won't end well for Turkey  https://twitter.com/benjaminharvey/status/755406471362449409 

Jul 19, 2016

Belfast is least prepared for Brexit, which is irritating the old sectarian divide. My piece.  http://bloom.bg/29JHVAq  via @business

Jul 18, 2016

Brexit has Ireland facing its “most serious” crisis in 50 years  http://bloom.bg/2a25NUx  via @business

Jul 17, 2016

flag-waving crowds when I arrived at Istanbul airport yesterday, but city quiet now. Amazing how quickly such things can ebb and flow.


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