Alper Sinan Akyürek

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After the Vote, Does the Kurdish Dream of Independence Have a Chance?

ERBIL, Iraq — After a century of yearning, the Kurds of Iraq have managed, at last, to pull off a vote for independence, but not without antagonizing nearly everyone in perhaps the world’s most volatile region.<p>The question now is whether an arid, landlocked proto-state dependent on hostile …

Middle East

It’s Official -- Bernie Sanders Is Staying In The Race And Will Not Concede

Contrary to the conventional wisdom saying that Bernie Sanders would never have been able to force a contested Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton has less than 2,383 <i>pledged delegates</i>. Thus, Bernie Sanders has recently confirmed his desire to continue, as stated by <i>Time</i>:<p><b>Bernie Sanders Vows to</b> …

Yet Another Failed Attempt to Discredit Bernie Sanders, Courtesy of the New York Times

Democratic Party liberals have made quite a show of their desire for Bernie Sanders to leave the presidential race so that, the story goes, Hillary …

Joe Scarborough: Why even vote for Bernie Sanders when the race is already “rigged” for Hillary Clinton?

“Why does the Democratic Party even have voting booths?” he asked<p>On Morning Joe Monday, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were exasperated by just how rigged the Democratic primary system must be for Vermont Sanders to have won 8 or the last 9 primaries and still fallen further back in …

Mark Cuban finalized the Rajon Rondo trade backstage at Stephen Colbert's farewell singalong

And other sports people were there, too!<p>The Mavericks' bold trade to acquire Rajon Rondo wasn't finalized in some conference room. No, Mark Cuban was backstage at this:<p>The Colbert Report finished a decade-long run in style, with a cameo-laden Randy Newman singalong followed by Stephen Colbert …