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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It was no surprise when President-elect Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Thursday that Turkey’s new prime minister would be Ahmet Davutoğlu, who has been foreign minister since 2009
If you are an observer of Turkish foreign policy, do yourself a favor and read the long interview in yesterday’s Hürriyet Daily News with Ambassador Murat Özçelik.
One of Turkey’s answers to American “televangelists,” Islamic theologian Nihat Hatipoğlu, initiated a debate last week with his reckless remarks about atheists.
As expected, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won the presidential elections last Sunday, Aug. 10. His vote, around 52 percent, was in fact a bit lower then what he and his supporters expected.
As Erdoğan himself and his supporters openly say, this will be unlike any presidency Turkey has seen — since Atatürk
This Sunday, millions of Turks will go to ballots to vote for their next president. This will be the first time that the presidency, the top post in the republic, will be elected by popular vote.
Politicians such as Bülent Arınç, who represent a secular state and address a diverse society, should refrain from such sermonizing remarks
Eid Mubarak! Or, in English, may your feast be blessed. That is what we Muslims say to each other during these days, when we are celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and a leading voice within the Israeli liberal left. The other day, he had a piece in daily Haaretz, where he regularly writes
Had a Martian descended on our Earth right at this time and looked at these numbers, he would probably conclude that a shockingly unfair battle was going on
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