Live Lecture April 8 - Turkey More western than the Middle East But not as western as Europe Capitalist system integrated into world dynamics fast GDP

Live Lecture April 8 - Turkey More western than the Middle...

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TurkeyMore ‘western’ than the Middle EastBut not as ‘western’ as EuropeCapitalist system, integrated into world dynamics, fast GDP growthStrongest democratic, fully Muslim countryUN, NATO, WTO member (EU?) US ally, Team West ally, formerly Israeli ally!21stcentury power struggles: Battle for influence in the Middle EastTeam 3: the PersiansShiite, Iran power core + the Crescent tentative deal product of years battle between Iran and team westDeal to stop hating one another and open up their country to nuclear inspectorsUS hates Iran- haven’t talked since 79Team west, arab and isreal hate and distrust iran because we are all conviced they’re trying to build a nuclear weaponIran has signed the treaty and they’re allowed to have nuclear energyBy signing the treaty they’re saying they can’t develop weaponsP5 plus 1 and Iran said that they’ll let the inspectors come in and stop producing enriched iranium, then Iran gets lifting of sanctions in returnStop buying oil from you, invest in you (illegal- we have an embargo and sanctions against them)Everyone wants the deal to go through and to ensure they don’t get a weaponCould open up a new era between iran and the rest of the world Lifting sanctions on Iran will cause oil prices to drop even lowerWho do you think they’re selling oil to? Iran is top 4 exporters of oil year in and outChina buys it!If it’s good for China, we’ll do itGreat firewall of ChinaChina is a one party state and control the information their citizens getChina is building their own platform- Russia is nextNorth Korea doesn’t have computersTurkey has started to shut down aspects of twitter and facebookRussia doesn’t shut down social media, they shut down youBoyer loves Greece Racked up a bunch of debt, European banks said give back the money and help you restructure your economyAusterity measures to slash gov. benefits so you can pay the money backGreece says f u back We’re going to do this in creative ways: Nazis stole a trillion from us in WWR, so Germany you actually owe usWhat was Greece for today? PM of Greece went to Moscow today and met Putin and talked about the fact that Europe sucksRussia’s giving Greece money
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