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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The advent of Today’s Zaman was certainly good news for the Hürriyet Daily News. Developing a rival is always good for any establishment that enjoyed being the sole player for decades in a given sector.
A lot of the credit must goes to Turkish citizens, said Kamal Malhotra, the U.N.’s envoy to Ankara regarding Turkey’s hosting of at least 1.6 million Syrian refugees.
It is no secret that the low voter turnout in the August presidential elections among voters abroad caught the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) by surprise, and proved to be a disappointment.
Listening to our colleagues from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, we, a group of Turkish journalists and academics, felt we were not alone in our frustration with issues like a lack of public reaction to corruption allegations
'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Tolstoy’s line from his novel 'Anna Karenina' was reminded to us by Fabio Ostermann
Those in the West who love criticizing Turkey should take a step back and admit that Turkey is giving a huge humanitarian lesson to the world
When you are in it, you might sort of get used to it. That’s why sometimes it becomes important when someone holds a mirror.
Pope Francis will be visiting Turkey this weekend. This will be his sixth trip outside of Italy after he became pope in 2013. The fact that Turkey ranks among the first countries Pope Francis is visiting already tells us a lot.
“When it comes to foreseeing the refugee crisis, I’d give the Turkish government a score of 2 out of 10. But in terms of the humanitarian aspect, I’d give it an 8 or even 9 out of 10,” Murat Erdoğan, the head of the Migration and Politics Research Center at Ankara’s Hacettepe University, told me.
“I don’t run in the Istanbul marathon. It really isn't an athlete-friendly event. Just trying to reach the starting point is a hassle, while trying to get to your house after the finish is another hassle,” a friend told me.
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