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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It has always been “too little too late” when it comes to relations between Turkey and the European Union.
If I had not read Hayko Bağdat’s article last week in daily Taraf, I would not have realized that there are more similarities than meet the eye between the Charlie Hebdo killings and the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
It has been reported that French President François Hollande asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to attend the Jan. 11 march in Paris after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, claiming that his presence would be divisive.
“I am Charlie Hebdo; because I, like many members of my generation, grew up reading and admiring satire, which, by definition, attacks sacred cows – the powerful, the pious, the seemingly pure. Otherwise it is not satire,” a very dear friend of mine wrote on her Facebook account.
Serkan Demirtaş, the Hürriyet Daily News' Ankara bureau chief, wrote yesterday of the shock that the Dutch foreign minister experienced when he heard about the detention of a Dutch journalist by terrorism police, just as he was talking about freedom of press in Ankara with Turkish journalists.
As I started to write this column yesterday at midday, a parliamentary inquiry commission started its meeting to decide whether to send four former ministers engulfed in a massive corruption and graft operation that was launched on Dec. 17, 2013, to the Supreme Council for trial.
The year we have left behind was the 50th anniversary of the deportation of the Istanbul Rums. The year we entered marks the 100th anniversary of another tragedy of another of Anatolia’s ancient population, the Armenians
Half of the Turkish population is unhappy with the ruling AKP administration. There is a group among them who are quite well-off, yet are also the most angry and frustrated
Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, does not beat around the bush. 'On Syria, Turkey needs to cut and run. Built a wall on its border and turn away,' he said
I have to admit, I do agree with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan! He was surprised by the European Union’s critical statement about the arrests of journalists and media representatives that took place Sunday, Dec. 14.
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