Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.

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The Incredible Turk – 1958 documentary

A fascinating look at Turkey in the 1950s from a US viewpoint

A fascinating documentary from 1958, narrated by Walter Kronkite. Some of the propagandistic statements such as describing Ataturk as ‘democracy minded’ rather than acknowledging his ruthless dictatorship are both humourous and poignant, given the current state of affairs in Erdogan’s Turkey.


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  1. drbhelthi  March 13, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Turks were brought into Germany in the 1950s to supplant the loss of German men during WWII. They assisted in the rebuilding of Germany and established a bond. This bond is evident in the interaction of Merkel with Erdogan. Also evident is Merkel´s adherence to NWO directives, which do not originate in Turkey, and which directives contribute to the destruction of both the European and Arab cultures. Destroying Christian and Moslem cultures in the Western World conveys that which remains to “Israeli Judaism.”

  2. roger  March 12, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    In 1957/58 Life magazine had an article about Turkey mobilizing troops in Israel defense ready to attack Syria from the North meanwhile the latter was about engage Israel. Since 1956 Suez conflict Israel and Turkey relations went from cold to warm, later on, Turkish diplomacy established a commercial representative in Tel Aviv, since then, trade and military links have always been fluid in spite of Mavi Mármara´s staged drama perhaps, to point Erdogan attack on Syria in other direction instead of Israel, as the criminal mind behind the ISIS creature.
    Indeed, Kemal Ataturk, with the excuse of westernizing Turkey, opened the road to the City of London injecting rampant masonry among Turkish military cadres, strong till today, no matter the superficial military “obedience” to a civilian president, proves by 5 years of continuous military support to Erdogan´s Syrian designs are also, Turkish military designs.

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