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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
While Pax Ottomanica was based on military might, Pax Turcica in Anatolia has been based on forgetfulness. It was too painful and too complicated for the would-be nation builders in Ankara to deal with the memory of a massive empire.
April is the best time to see Washington D.C., when the cherry blossom herald the blooming spring and the weather is perfect for strolls along the Potomac river.
Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying “the one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.” Recently, for some reason, Turkish journalists have been taking this duty upon themselves.
Looking for an area to really impact the G-20? Look no further than the IMF.
On March 18, 1915, British and French naval forces launched a campaign on Turkish positions in the Dardanelles. They failed. The date has been ingrained in my head since childhood
They do! That, at least, is what a recent survey says. According to the OECD, only 3 percent of people in Turkey say that they are underqualified for their current jobs.
We have been here before. It was no more than a decade and a half ago that our country’s politics steered our economy into the ditch.
Denmark has had no majority government since 1982. Turkey, on the other hand, has been ruled by a tight single party majority since 2002. That is 33 years of debate and deal-making in Denmark and 13 years of parliamentary hegemony in Turkey
Özgecan Aslan was a 20-year-old university student. She was killed in a private bus after an attempted rape in Tarsus, between Mersin and Adana on the southern coast of Turkey. The perpetrators of the monstrous crime disfigured and burned her body. They have all been arrested. Yet the slogan “Have you heard Özgecan’s cry?” is still echoing across massive protests all over the country
The EU has approached the Greek debt problem as a technical one up until now. Greek governments used to share that perspective.
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