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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey is ambivalent on the siege of Kobane. The city lies in the Ottoman Governorate of Syria and was built in 1912 around a train station along the Baghdad Railway.
The world has changed. In the past, the most powerful seven countries were enough to govern the rest of the world.
I’ve had a song by Sting stuck in my head for the past two days. Remember the one that goes, “Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could/For all those born under an angry star/Lest forget how fragile we are.”
People talking about the prospects of the Turkish economy these days keep bringing up the country’s deficiency in skills.
I was just looking at the results of Metropoll’s latest survey on the ISIL. The results are clear: Four out of five people in Turkey consider ISIL a threat
We do not call them Islamic banks in Turkey. Banks are banks, administrative apparatuses. In the past, they were termed “Special Finance Institutions” and only after the 2005 amendments to the Banking Law are they now called “Participation Banks.”
I was reading the key findings of the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Trends 2014 survey the other day. One of them is Turks’ growing discontent with immigrants.
I am often asked about the housing prices in Turkey lately. My questioners often want to confirm their sense that the housing bubble is going to burst, that a year or two down the line and they’ll be able to say “I told you so.”
Turkey is currently in a political transition process – a very orderly one so far. Let me tell you what we know as of this Friday. We have a new President, a new prime minister and a new council of ministers
I think I first heard it from Bernard Lewis – the Turks’ endless fascination in moving westward. He writes of the move from Central Asia into Anatolia and the Balkans and then ties it to modern Turkey’s bid for the European Union.
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