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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
On Feb. 25, 1994, an ultra-Orthodox Jew named Baruch Goldstein entered the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, occupied Palestine, with a machine gun. Seconds later, he opened fire on the Muslim worshippers, killing 29 people and wounding more than 125. He himself was lynched to death by the survivors in the mosque, but only to turn into a martyr in the eyes of his comrades
Last weekend, public attention in Turkey was focused on the limited military operation in Syria. Some 100 Turkish armed vehicles and 570 soldiers crossed the border to relocate the tomb of Süleyman Şah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) territory to a safer Kurdish zone
Since the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC on Sept. 11, 2001, I have seen countless discussions in the West on a peculiar question: “Why do they hate us?”
Özgecan Arslan was a 20-year-old female university student living in Tarsus, Mersin, a town close to the Mediterranean Sea. Last week, she took a minibus as usual to go from her home to school.
On Jan. 10, three American college students were murdered at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Unmistakably, they were all Muslims: Deah Shaddy Barakat (23), Yusor Mohammad (21) and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (19).
Within Turkey’s ruling elite – those who are either in or around the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) – there are very few people left who can dare to say anything self-critical
These days, one of the hottest topics in Turkey is the campaign to shift to the “presidential system” with a new constitution after the upcoming elections on June 6
The political model that President Tayyip Erdoğan has been establishing for Turkey in the past two-three years — and aims to perfect with a new constitution based on a “presidential system” — has been famously controversial.
U.S. President Barack Obama visited Saudi Arabia last Tuesday, to pay respect to the late Saudi King Abdullah.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan was on an “Africa tour” recently, a trip that includes official visits to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.
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