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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It is quite popular these days to compare the Gezi protests with the uprisings in Ukraine.
Last Thursday, heavy clashes broke out between pro-Assad forces and al-Qaeda-linked groups on the Akçakale gate on the Turkish-Syrian border in southeastern Turkey.
Last week the Turkish Parliament passed legislation that grants a government agency, the Telecommunications Directorate (TİB), the monopoly on Internet regulation.
Turkey’s aid to Syria has been the hottest topic in Turkey since a Syria-bound truck was stopped in the border province of Hatay on Jan. 1 on charges that it was carrying weapons to Syrian rebels.
Prime Minister Erdoğan paid his first visit in five years to Brussels on Jan. 21. His visit validated the saying that “the world isn’t interested in the storms you encountered
It has been a schizophrenic week for Syrian Kurds. The very day after they declared autonomy in Rojava
Turkey is facing the worst possible scenario a country could face: Getting identified with al-Qaeda.
Last week, the Turkish General Staff’s Military Prosecutor’s Office announced its verdict of the non-prosecution of the “Uludere massacre.”
In a movie I recently watched, an artist holding an art exhibition was told that his paintings were ugly. His reply was surprising: “I know that, but I did this on purpose. I want these ugly pictures to spread like a virus and destroy art from inside.”
The deeper and wider the corruption probe against the AKP gets, its content and implications are becoming more and more international