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Newsweek Polska - Poland | 28/07/2015

Erdoğan wants to stoke anti-Kurdish sentiment

Despite all appearances Ankara hasn't changed its strategy against Islamist terror, the liberal Newsweek Polska magazine argues: "Turkey has always behaved passively towards the IS and al-Qaeda in Syria - almost as if it had an informal non-aggression pact with them. Erdoğan may now be allowing the Americans to use an airport after having turned down Washington's requests to do so up to now. … But has Erdoğan really reached the conclusion that jihad represents a major threat? No. Because Turkey has launched a major offensive against the Kurds at the same time. … Erdoğan has only half joined the US in the fight against the IS to stop the Americans interfering in Turkey's conflict with the Kurds. … We can expect the following scenario: anti-Kurdish resentment in Turkey will start growing again, the [pro-Kurdish] HDP will fail to gain any parliamentary seats in new elections and the AKP will emerge as the definitive winner."

Newsweek Polska - Poland | 02/07/2014

The end of all presidential dreams

Nicolas Sarkozy's interrogation puts a definitive end to all his dreams of making a comeback, but it also shows what a sorry state France is in, the news magazine the Newsweek Polska writes: "His career is now certainly over. Dreams of a victory in the 2017 presidential elections belong to the past. Because a total of six investigations have been launched against the ex-president. ... That means that Sarkozy is no longer a politician, but a ticking time bomb. However his arrest concerns more than just 'Sarko'. It shows that France itself is in a terrible state. ... Because for the past 20 years it has barely introduced a single reform. And you can forget [President] Hollande altogether. There's no chance of his getting any better at leading the country. ... The way things stand, France doesn't have a single real politician."

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | 01/12/2008

Success of negotiations important

The Polish Environment Minister Maciej Nowicki writes in the daily Gazeta Wyborcza: "The impact of climate change can be felt every day - even in Poland, floods, droughts and hurricanes are taking on the dimensions of natural disasters. It is therefore vital for everyone that the talks at the climate summit should be successful. ... The success of these negotiations is of key importance - for us and for the rest of the world. ... I have observed with concern that there are still sceptics who believe that climate change is just a myth and the result of some ill-defined lobbying initiative. For my part I believe in the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was compiled by thousands of scientists across the globe. They indicate that climate change is a fact and that it is 'highly probable that humans are responsible for it'."

Fakt - Poland | 04/01/2006

Peter Sloterdijk on Conservatism

Talking to Maciej Nowicki, the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk explains why all cultures require a certain amount of conservatism. "We must learn to recognise the advantages of a certain amount of good conservatism. If there were nothing worth preserving in our past, the fight to give the masses access to that which was once reserved for the elite would be absurd. Education is by nature a conservative process because one must adopt a conservative attitude towards all acquired knowledge. You can't belong to a culture that denies its own existence."

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