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Inshallah, Cairo Will Be More Like Ankara Than Tehran

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Often lost in the debates about Turkey's potential as a model is the fact that Ankara did not transform itself overnight to a flourishing market-democracy. It has been almost a century in the making.

Turkish Lessons, if Any, for Egypt

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Turkey has been cited as a model for the Arab world as it copes with the demands of greater democratization, economic prosperity, and political representation. But comparisons with Turkey should be approached with caution.

Obama's Recess Appointment of Ambassadors to Baku and Ankara Must Be Challenged

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Pres. Obama's unilateral appointments of Matthew Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Frank Ricciardone as Ambassador to Turkey must be strongly chal...

Armenians Sue Turkey Claiming U.S. Air Base Land

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Over the years, Armenian-Americans have gradually shifted their attention from demanding recognition of the Armenian Genocide to pursuing various lega...

After WikiLeaks, U.S.-Turkish Relations in Need of Catharsis, Not Recriminations

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Misreading Turkey today will give credence to the false claims that Turkey can never be part of the West, and allow darker forces to move Turkey's foreign policy in an even more extreme direction.

Has Al Jazeera Lost Its Magic Touch?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why are so many people mad at Al Jazeera www.aljazeera.net and is it still a leading Arab satellite channel? Why have so many anchors and corresponde...

Senators Block Ambassadors to Azerbaijan and Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In a major embarrassment for the Obama Administration, Senators took an unprecedented action last week, blocking the President's ambassadorial nominees for both Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

Look Who's Talking: Turkey!

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Until a few years ago, Turkey had been preoccupied with its own affairs. But recently, Ankara has become an outspoken player in one of the world's toughest and most volatile regions.

Why Turkey Matters

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

Turkey's economy is likely to continue to grow, as will its significance to the region. Whether Turkey's rise will benefit all of its citizens, along with the West, will depend on Washington.

Obama Should Forfeit his Nobel Prize

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In a recent letter to Armenian American organizations, Pres. Obama once again played shameful word games with the term genocide.

Christian Creationism And Intelligent Design Gain Foothold In Turkey

Washington Post | Marc Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With direct and indirect help from American foes of evolution, similarly-minded Turks have aggressively made the case that Charles Darwin's theory is ...

Turkey, Armenia Agree To Establish Diplomatic Ties

AP | AVET DEMOURIAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia and Turkey, bitter foes for a century, took a step toward reconciliation Monday by announcing they would launch final...

Obama, Turkey and History

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

From the podium of the National Assembly in Ankara, Obama spoke not only to Turks, but to the entire Muslim world and he carved out an image of a global statesman.

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.

Turkey: Not the Usual Geopolitical Sandwich

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Obama seems to see Turkey, which has friendly relations with Israel, as potentially a much stronger partner than any other NATO nation, perhaps even Britain.

Turkey's Evolving Role In Middle East Diplomacy

Council on Foreign Relations | Steven A. Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As President Obama arrives in Ankara, he will find a Turkish government eager to play an influential role in the Middle East. While Turkey has m...

Re-Setting the Geopolitical Table: How Obama's Big Trip Is Going

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The G-20 went well. Not as well as advertised, which is par for most any political course, but much better than most of the Gs -- 7, 8, or 20.

Turkey's Delay Tactics in Opening the Border with Armenia

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

While some people are dismissing Pres. Obama's solemn campaign pledge to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, Turkish leaders have taken the president's promise very seriously.

U.S. Prefers to Leave Iraq Through Jordan and Kuwait, Rather than Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Turkish officials have been salivating at the opportunity of presenting the United States with a series of demands in return for allowing U.S. troops to leave through Turkey.

Turkey, US Begin Talks On Iraq-Exit Strategy

Hurriyet Daily News | Zeynep Gurcanli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Turkey and the U.S. have officially began preliminary talks on the use of Turkish soil for the transfer of American troops, arms and other logistic eq...

Israel May Retaliate Against Turkey by Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Enraged by the abrasive tone of Turkey's condemnation of Israel's attack on Gaza, Israeli officials and Turkish analysts are now raising the possibility that Tel Aviv may retaliate.

Turkey Could be Major Political Loser in Israel-Gaza Conflict

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

It is high time that both Arabs and Israelis realize that Turkey is a friend of neither side. When a ceasefire is finally established in Gaza, Turkey could end up as a major political loser.

The "Tarboush" Caused Egypt-Turkey Flap

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2014 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

What an eye-catching headline! The tarboush, a/k/a the fez of Middle Eastern and Arab lore, was pegged as the root cause of the recent flap between ...