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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The photo featured happy faces – Turkish and European. Last week, three EU bigwigs were in Ankara: Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign affairs chief; Johannes Hahn, a chief enlargement official; and Christos Stylianides, commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan argues that the American continent was discovered by Muslim sailors some 300 years before Christopher Columbus – and that Muslims had even built a mosque atop a hill near the Cuban shore.
It’s less than two months since the third sequel to the “headlines” series was published in this column, but apparently it is time for a fourth sequel. So, here we go again with more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
American author Henry Miller once wrote, “The American ideal is youth – handsome, empty youth.” The Turkish ideal, too, is youth: just replace “handsome” with “devout.”
There is every evidence that Kenyans may be conspiring with intergalactic forces and all but a few of the world’s U.N. member nations to stop Turkey’s enviable rise and rise
President Erdoğan keeps hosting very important heads of state who want to see all Muslims dead – last week, the guest was Pope Francis and this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin
This columnist is often shocked when others are shocked when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Islamist-self speaks like an Islamist.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again declared his refusal to recognize the legitimacy of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and reproached countries that have accepted Mr.. el-Sisi as a legitimate leader.
No doubt, Ahmet Davutoğlu the human being is an honest, hard-working and modest man of academia.
I sensed this was coming when I discovered a Turkish book, “Goethe and Islam,” which proudly announced that “in addition to the controversy regarding whether Johann Wolfgang Goethe was Muslim, there is now proof that the German writer … was not only Muslim, but also Turkish.”
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