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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The question in the headline above might sound like a matter of abstract theology rather than current events

Comment(s) 2/10/2016

‘Traitors’ in the ruling party

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey has lots of burning issues today, from the insurgency in the southeast, to the civil war in Syria, to the ever-increasing number of refugees

Comment(s) 2/6/2016

My new favorite imam

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

There was a heart-warming news story in the Hürriyet Daily News yesterday titled: “Stray cats make their home in historic Istanbul mosque”

Comment(s) 2/3/2016

The next battle: Presidential system

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The other day, President Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to a large crowd at a big hall in Ankara

Comment(s) 1/30/2016

How Turkish CNN ‘insulted’ Erdoğan and got sued

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

There are plenty of TV news channels in Turkey, but among them, CNN Türk stands out

Comment(s) 1/27/2016

The Islam of terrifying fear

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I read a disturbing story in the New York Times: In a village in eastern Punjab Pakistan, Anwar Ali, a fifteen-year-old boy, cut his own hand

Comment(s) 1/20/2016

How Turkey’s academics became ‘terrorists’

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yesterday morning, when I sat down to write this piece, a dozen academics in the province of Kocaeli were detained by the police

Comment(s) 1/16/2016

The latest high in Turkey’s political madness

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yesterday a suicide bomber hit Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square, killing at least ten people, mostly international tourists

Comment(s) 1/13/2016

We need more sushi Muslims

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I saw it in my inbox yesterday morning. It was a photo of a Muslim family from Iraq: A father, a mother and a sweet young girl

Comment(s) 1/9/2016

Muslims don’t need an Iran-Saudi war

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

As if the Middle East did not have enough tension, a new one has been added with the new year: An Iran-Saudi clash, which has already deep roots, that further escalated with Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric and activist Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr

Comment(s) 1/6/2016

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