Tag Archives: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Excerpts from President Obama’s remarks

WP Politics By xxxxxx The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the last week, the … Continue reading

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Under Ataturk’s gaze: On the ground in Taksim Square

by Samuel Ramos Originally published by rabble.ca at the following link: http://rabble.ca/news/2013/07/under-ataturks-gaze-on-ground-taksim-square Although Turkey is officially a secular country, the many mosques in this city are equipped with loud speakers that call you, six times a day, to prayer. They … Continue reading

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‘Turkish-Israeli military cooperation would open up a can of worms in the Arab world’

Russia Today The re-creation of a historical alliance between Israel and Turkey against a “common enemy” would be seen as “bad news” across the Arab world, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT, adding that the move could also terribly damage … Continue reading

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Turkish and Arab political Islam ‘differ in secularism’

Turkey’s secular system is the main factor that differentiates Turkey from the Arab countries in terms of political Islam, according to a former Turkish foreign minister. ‘Had Egyptians endorsed a secular Constitution, they would have been somewhere else,’ says Yaşar … Continue reading

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Kurdish Hungry for Freedom

  Five MPs from Turkey’s main Kurdish political party, the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), and the Mayor of Diyarbakır have gone on hunger strike to support a protest by more than 700 Kurdish prison inmates. The prisoners’ hunger strike … Continue reading

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