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Turkish President Gül: There Is No Stepping Back From Freedoms

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

Late last week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodogan stated that, after local elections on March 30, he would pursue a further crackdown on in...

Afghan Mother Reportedly Beheads Daughter-In-Law When She Refuses To Be A Prostitute

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

A young woman who refused to be forced into prostitution was beheaded in Afghanistan last week, a murder that illustrates the continuing cycle of viol...

Turkey and Saudi Arabia: The Buildup to Syria

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Turkey and Saudi Arabia sit on opposite sides of the spectrum, the first a Sunni state defined by its secularism, the latter a Sunni state defined by its sect, and yet the countries have never been closer.

Turkey: The First Mideast Revolution

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Erdogan's third electoral victory fell short of allowing him to rewrite the obsolete constitution without consensus from other parties, but his victory means years more democratic and economic progress for the vitally important nation of Turkey.

Obama Undermines His Credibility by Not Saying "Genocide" in Ankara

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

It is not clear if Pres. Obama was deceived by the Turks' warnings to third parties not to interfere in the Armenian-Turkish negotiations.

Major American-Jewish Organizations may no Longer Back Turkey in Congress

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

American-Jewish organizations, which had for years supported Turkey's agenda on the Armenian Genocide in the U.S. Congress, were incensed by Turkish condemnations of Israel.

Turkish Ambassador Admonishes Pres.-elect Obama on Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Turkish officials are getting increasingly apprehensive over the repeated promises made by Sen. Barack Obama during the campaign to recognize the Armenian Genocide.