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Isis? What Isis?

James Mattis and now Brett McGurk/ Resigned when the number one Turk/ Outwitted their chief,/ Whose grasp of his brief/ Was that of an absolute jerk./// James Mattis and now Brett McGurkResigned when the number one TurkOutwitted their chief,Whose grasp … Continue reading

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Fowl move

The man at America’s head/ This year for Thanksgiving Day said:/ ‘Although it sounds quirky,/ Let’s move on from Turkey – / I’m pardoning Saudi instead’. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/trump-pardons-thanksgiving-turkeys The man at America's headThis year for Thanksgiving Day said:'Although it sounds quirky,Forget … Continue reading

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Turning a deaf ear

The POTUS, he says, hasn’t heard a/ Recording depicting a murder/ And leaps to defend/ His bloodthirsty friend/ In terms that get ever absurder./// The POTUS, he says, hasn't heard aRecording depicting a murderAnd leaps to defendHis bloodthirsty friendIn terms … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s BS

The Saudi Crown Prince MBS/ Has ordered some aides to confess/ And shoulder the blame/ To clear his own name,/ But everyone knows it’s BS./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/19/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-prince-under-pressure-to-blame-general-for-presumed-death

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Turkey Roasted

In Erdogan’s big referendum/ On powers and how to extendum/ Observers declare/ The rules were unfair,/ Allowing officials to bendum./// http://www.dw.com/en/osce-turkey-referendum-contested-on-an-unlevel-playing-field/a-38453816 In Erdogan's big referendumOn powers and how to extendumObservers declareThe rules were unfair,Allowing officials to bendum.#Turkeyref — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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Polls Apart

Some Turkish and Dutch politicians/ Are taking aggressive positions/ At each others’ throats/ As upcoming votes/ Intensify febrile conditions./// https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/13/the-spat-between-turkey-and-the-netherlands-is-all-about-winning-votes/?utm_term=.7d3e8076a73f Some Turkish and Dutch politiciansAre taking aggressive positionsAt each others' throatsAs upcoming votesIntensify febrile conditions. — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) March … Continue reading

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Putsch Doesn’t Come to Shove

There is an old fellow from Turkey/ Who’s feeling decidedly perky/ The coup was a flop/ And left him on top,/ Though some find it all rather murky./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36824045 There is an old fellow from TurkeyWho's feeling decidedly perkyThe coup … Continue reading

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Erdogan Gets Precious

Old Erdogan’s ever so solemn/ He won’t stand for any 5th column/ Compare him to Smeagol/ For that may be legal/ But never compare him to Gollum./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/03/lord-of-rings-director-insult-to-erdogan-mistaken-as-gollum-as-charcter-is https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/672526251177938945

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Suffer the Children

As Syria’s child refugees/ Are risking their lives on the seas/ Will our politicians/ Build bigger partitions/ And go on ignoring their pleas?/// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugee-crisis-live-aylan-kurdis-death-drives-international-pressure-for-europe-to-act-as-people-smugglers-arrested-in-turkey-10484471.html As Syria's child refugees Are risking their lives on the seas Will our politicians Build bigger partitions And go on … Continue reading

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‘Eard ‘oo won?

Supporters of President Erdogan Switched to a radical Kurd who won 13 per cent. (If you lament Rhymes like that, here’s an absurder one). ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33047047 Some backers of President Erdogan Switched to a radical Kurd who won 13 per cent. (If you lament … Continue reading

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