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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
“The first time I met her; she had no idea about the issue of my expertise. I gave her a briefing. When we met six months after, I found a woman who had done her homework, asking me all the right questions.”
Today, I am leaving my column to Amberin Zaman, a colleague and a friend who I have known for more than two decades, and who has recently been targeted by government supporters.
The question in the title was put to me by a foreign reader of the Hürriyet Daily news. It was posed last month, right after the joint commemoration by France and Germany of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
Turkey’s most polarizing leader will now be sitting in a chair that was designed to be above polemics with a mission to reconcile political forces, rather than pit them against each other.
The Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the year I started to work as a junior diplomatic reporter. Turkey recognized all the newly independent states
Do you know what a beach chair Atatürkist is? Let me explain. It is a freshly created concept. It probably comes from a cartoon.
This week Lesbos is inundated by Turkish tourists due to Bayram and whichever corner you go on the island, which is one of the biggest in Greece, you can hear Turkish
Under normal circumstances, we should not have categories like moderate Islam or radical Islam. Yet, as long as there are fanatics killing not only non-Muslims
“There’s never a dull moment in Turkey”: A cliché sentence I have heard so often from a newcomer to Turkey. Indeed, it’s a cliché, but it also reflects the truth.
One of the points in the foreign policy areas where I give credit to the AKP government has been its decision to improve relations with the KRG
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