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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey is full of political controversies, and not all of them are really significant. The recent controversy over a luxury Mercedes car bought for the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (“Diyanet” in Turkish) was arguably significant, though.
Daily Hürriyet (in Turkish) recently had a phenomenal letter on its first page titled, “We call on the esteemed president.”
Last week, a new political scandal was created in passing during a “political discussion” show on A Haber TV, one of the many pro-government propaganda channels
There is now less than a month until Turkey’s next general elections, to be held on June 7
You probably know what happened in Garland, Texas, on May 5. The “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” was attacked by two gunmen, who were killed by the police before they could cause any harm.
I am not the greatest fan of the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially with regards to its passionate support for Syria’s bloody tyranny
At the beginning of this week, Turkey had yet another political controversy that was expected by probably no one.
Exactly a century ago, a dark episode began in the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Around 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were arrested in Istanbul and deported to Anatolia, never to return.
About 2.5 years ago, I wrote a piece titled, “Turkey: Fears of Illiberal Democracy.” I argued that with the subordination of the Kemalist military-bureaucratic establishment by elected politicians, Turkey had finally consolidated its electoral democracy.
You probably are getting some heated reactions these days from my compatriots, the Turks. The reason is obvious...
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