Tag: Turkey

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2016 isn’t going quietly…

It really seems like 2016 is trying to push this world to the very edge before it takes its last gasp on 31st December. The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey live on TV was shocking and brutal. And won't be without its consequences. I tell you what else: scrolling through twitter, I didn't expect ...

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New Year’s Eve by the river

After reviewing everything I liked about 2014, I turned my attention to seeing out what was left of it in my own favourite way. Staying at home in the warmth, with good food and excellent company. So, @FrankDJS and I opted for dinner at home over trudging through London's streets and I cooked us a ...

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Grinching down to Xmas

I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that I've completed my Xmas shopping. Today, cards will be written and I'll ease myself into the last working week of 2014. I managed to avoid all the Black Friday madness and most of the crowds, doing most shopping online or away from the major shops. It ...

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The downside of Xmas food

Yesterday was spent primarily eating. Eating anything and everything that was available. I was our chef de cuisine, so I got to choose, but also cook our xmas feast. And while I'm very pleased with how it al turned out, in retrospect I'm a little disgusted by the sheer volume of food I consumed. It ...

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NATO vs Turkey?

NATO has appointed a new Secretary-General, Denmark's Anders Fogh Rasmussen. But he wasn't "rubber-stamped" into the job, as Turkey attempted to block his appointment. As a NATO member, Turkey has the right to be heard in matters as important as the appointment of a new Secretary-General. Did Turkey have concerns about the Dane's capability? His ...