1. J

    Beast from the East

    No, not Jaycey, LOL. Not yet sure how this beast will affect us but it does remind me of all the stories I have heard over the years about the 1947 winter. A LOOK BACK: Winter of 1946-47 : MarkVoganWeather.com In particular, a lovely older lady in my village recounts her story often. A...
  2. A

    Promenade going through Old Town Side and East Beach soon.

    After all the rumours I have been hearing about the extension of the Side promenade, I have had it confirmed by Joanne of Guven Hotel in Old Town Side - a lovely typically Turkish b and b for only £12 per night and no single supplement - they have a log burning fire in the winter there too. So...
  3. S

    Turkey looks East for military hardware

  4. yalimart

    More Middle East Tension

    Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha - BBC News Not sure which way this will go, with the west as the Qataris own so much of it. But not looking good for the region. Martin
  5. T

    2017 peace in the middle east

    Hi to all in Side Turkey. I wish you peace this Christmas and new year and hope that peace prevails in the Middle east in 2017. All men and women of all faiths have to hope that better times are coming to us all and we can forgive each other in 2017, and let our children grow up without hatred...
  6. B

    Sectarian divide in Middle East countries

    The Arab World is at war with itself - Al Jazeera English I think that the above article sums up some of the many problems in the Middle East. Bill.
  7. V

    East Midlands Airport to Bodrum 2016 ???

    Looks like the 30% Thomas Cook cutback on flights to Turkey has happened at east midlands airport. Already booked a flight from this airport but when I went back onto the site this evening to check for any changes, it now shows no availability throughout summer 2016. Just waiting for...
  8. bal canavar

    TROUBLE BREWING in South east Turkey

    If there wasn't enough trouble in Turkey, trouble is brewing in the Southeast. The election has left a lot of unresolved anger and a feeling of fustration of the result , plus the ruling parties bombing of pkk positions under the guise of bombing Daesh. Towns and villages in the SE the...
  9. mollag

    A middle east refresh

    For anyone who may be confused by what's going on in Syria and the wider Middle East...... President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels (who are good) started winning (Hurrah!). But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called...
  10. W

    What should the west do in the middle east

    I have started this thread as I do not wish to hi-jack or encouurage digression from the Migrant Quota thread. The Muslim world has a deep resentment of US and Western troops being in Muslim countries as we all know. The claim of the US being in Iraq and Afghanistan etc is to protect Muslims...
  11. IbrahimAbi

    Refugee crisis, why not Middle East

    An interesting BBC article on why the Syrian refugees choose to migrate to Europe rather than the Gulf countries. basically they can not get in, and there is almost no chance of qualifying for nationality. Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states - BBC News
  12. B

    The Middle East and Turkey.

    The Middle Eastern century that wasn't - Al Jazeera English An interesting, and to me, an eye-opening article. Bill.
  13. B

    Popes visit to Middle East

    Pope visits Holy Land amid tensions - Middle East - Al Jazeera English Will this visit help ease relations between the different factions in the Middle East? I think that it will just stir up old rivalries. Bill.
  14. B

    Choice in the Middle East.

    Avoid false choices in the Middle East - Opinion - Al Jazeera English This seems like a very balanced article regarding what is happening in the Middle East, but I am not sure what the writer means when he talks about the West "taking meaningful steps". Does he mean...
  15. H

    Al-Monitor : the Middle East news portal

    ...useful? Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East A NEW LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EAST Al-Monitor is a new media website providing original reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East and offering in-depth analysis through its Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon...
  16. E

    Bodrum to East Mids for sale

    Flight for sale TCX5627, Bodrum to East Midlands 18th June depart 02:45, includes, 20kg hold luggage and meal, flythomascook. Original price 135 EUR If interested please get in touch, any sensible offer accepted.
  17. Jaycey

    Peace in the Middle East?

    Unlikely ... the Palestinians have a new secret weapon ...
  18. Tommie

    East Midlands Trains drivers' strike

    Note that East Midlands trains drivers may be on strike on the 3rd May. This will affect you if you are travelling to/from Luton or East Midlands airports. They were on strike yesterday. East Midlands does not look too bad but I can't see any trains scheduled for Luton. BBC News - East...
  19. T

    Middle East: Changing Images

    Just a few years ago, at the start of this century, if I came across the term “Middle East” in conversation or writing, there was one image that would break into my mind uninvited. It was of a bunch of young gunmen driving around in the back of a Toyota pickup which occasionally stopped and they...
  20. RedBloodedHound

    South East Turkey.

    BBC News - Turkish air strike kills 23 Kurds near Iraq border
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