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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
On Jan. 17, 2007, Hrant Dink, a Turkish Armenian intellectual and the editor-in-chief of the Istanbul-based Armenian daily newspaper, Agos, was assassinated right outside his office in one of the busiest streets in the country.
Michael Rubin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, published a notable piece a couple of weeks ago in the magazine Commentary.
Since the cruel attacks in Paris, which killed 17 innocent human beings, Turks are discussing what really happened and why. And, like on any other issue, there is a spectrum of views.
There is no doubt that the attack on Charlie Hebdo is a cruel crime that all people of all faiths should condemn.
The other day, a controversial inquiry commission in the Turkish Parliament made a very controversial decision: Four ex-ministers of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, who had been accused of massive corruption, should not face trial at the Supreme Court, the commission said.
As I wrote in my previous piece, 2014 has been a horrible year for Turkey, as the bitter political war in the country led to a downward spiral for democracy.
In Latin, they call it “annus horribilis.” In Turkey, we can pinpoint it as 2014. For this past year has really been a horrible one for Turkey.
The other day, an interesting email dropped into my inbox. It included a scanned page from the Los Angeles Examiner dated Aug. 1, 1926.
If you live in Turkey these days and happen to have a TV screen with a remote control, you can witness a fascinating reality of parallel universes
The Turkey of 2014 is very reminiscent of the Turkey of 2010. Again, the government, especially President Tayyip Erdoğan, is slamming a “treacherous” power that has allegedly conspired to overthrow his government.
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