Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: The Prize and Peril of Kirkuk

Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: The Prize and Peril of Kirkuk

Geopolitical Weekly  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 –

In June 1919, aboard an Allied warship en route to Paris, sat Damat Ferid Pasha, the Grand Vizier of a crumbling Ottoman Empire. The elderly statesman, donning an iconic red fez and boasting an impeccably groomed mustache, held in his hands a memorandum that he was to present to the Allied powers at the Quai d’Orsay. The negotiations on postwar reparations started five months earlier, but the Ottoman delegation was prepared to make the most of its tardy invitation to the talks. As he journeyed across the Mediterranean that summer toward the French shore, Damat Ferid mentally rehearsed the list of demands he would make to the Allied powers during his last-ditch effort to hold the empire together.

He began with a message, not of reproach, but of inculpability: “Gentlemen, I should not be bold enough to come before this High Assembly if I thought that the Ottoman people had incurred any responsibility in the war that has ravaged Europe and Asia with fire and sword.” His speech was followed by an even more defiant memorandum, denouncing any attempt to redistribute Ottoman land to the Kurds, Greeks and Armenians, asserting: “In Asia, the Turkish lands are bounded on the south by the provinces of Mosul and Diyarbakir, as well as a part of Aleppo as far as the Mediterranean.” When Damat Ferid’s demands were presented in Paris, the Allies were in awe of the gall displayed by the Ottoman delegation. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 07 October 2014

  • PPP protests GECOM PRO appointment
  • Dynamic Airways to resume flights
  • GT residents uncomfortable with cleanup exercise
  • Another missing report in file for Complaints Authority
  • Protests for Local Gov’t Elections continue
  • Sports
PPP protests GECOM PRO appointment   Posted: 07 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PD
Dynamic Airways to resume flights   Posted: 07 Oct 2014 02:08 PM PDT
GT residents uncomfortable with cleanup exercise    Posted: 07 Oct 2014 02:07 PM PDT Continue reading

Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

Uploaded on Jun 13, 2011 – Many of the”future medical ideas” he talks about here are now a reality.

http://www.ted.com At TEDxMaastricht, Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient’s bedside.