Nick is playing email Diplomacy over at Diplomacy 2000. Have a look at his game (it's called Jack Russell) and watch him getting creamed as Turkey! Actually he seems to be doing OK at the moment, but I'm not sure if I would give much for his long-term chances.
This is an excellent site, they run a great service. It's like playing by post, but with shorter deadlines and much less hassle. I played a very enjoyable game of Gunboat (ie Diplomacy without diplomacy) earlier this year, also as Turkey (I won!)