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Turkey's New PM Keeps Erdogan's Government Largely Intact

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

ANKARA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kept key members of Turkey's economic management team in place and named Ankara's point ma...

No Death Is Ordinary: Soma Work Massacre in Turkey

Nukhet A. Sandal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Nukhet A. Sandal

The recent mining tragedy in Turkey has cost hundreds of lives, and the death toll is rising by every hour. This is everything but an ordinary accident. Death is not in the nature of the job, but it is the result of decisions conveniently not taken.

Loss of Dreams: The Turkish Model Falling Apart

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Imam Abdullah Antepli

The dream of Turkey becoming the first modern, homegrown, indigenous Muslim democracy has been lost. The dream of being a beacon of light to the rest of the Muslim world and beyond is gone and just the opposite is increasingly becoming an undeniable reality.

Turkey Arrests 8 In Massive Corruption Probe

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Eight people detained for questioning this week as part of a massive corruption probe targeting allies of Prime Minister Recep...

Democracy and Bread: Turkey's Link Between the EU and the Middle East

Egemen Bagis | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Egemen Bagis

We can not and will not condone any political system that falls short of addressing the full democratic aspirations of its people. This includes the brotherly Egyptian people and certainly the oppressed and proud Syrian people.

Turkey's Dangerous Diplomacy

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

I greatly fear that Turkey's fraying democracy and new foreign policy approach will lead the country on a dangerous collision course with its allies in the West.

The Meaning of Muslim Brotherhood Pragmatism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The goal would be to temper the Islamicization of society and to ensure a moderate, balanced set of laws that does not ignore Islam but provides spaces for true democratic norms and protections for free speech and minorities.

Turkish Cypriots Voice is Heard Loudly, Even if Turkey Wants to Close its Ears

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thanos Dimadis

In one of his recent statements, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, referring to the Cyprus problem, once again insisted on denying real...

Turkey and the Muslim Bomb

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

Erdogan might see himself as a leader who will bring justice to the region by diplomacy, but he'd better be careful in case he gets a 'Muslim bomb' just next door.

The Jerusalem Post Should Fire Caroline Glick for Making a Racist Video

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

The deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick, claims credit for a racist video of Jewish Israelis singing "there's no people dying" about the flotilla attack. She should be fired for making fun of the dead.

Not Turkish? Inconceivable!

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

Under Turkey's new regulation, it's forbidden to use sperm banks abroad and women trying to have babies through non-Turkish donors could be charged with up to three years in prison.

Taking Dictation, Turkish Style

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

It looks like the Turkish government`s "raid" on the media is not going to end until all the journalists are brought into the same line, the AKP line. And the birds of different colours will be cruelly shunned.