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Turkey's Erdogan Sworn In As President

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

ANKARA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of r...

Putin, Erdogan and Orban: Band of Brothers?

András Simonyi | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
András Simonyi

The contagion of the illiberal model (recently openly praised by Viktor Orban in a public speech as the real alternative to the "failed liberal western system") is yet another wake up call for us to understand the realities of the world, which is a mess.

Turkish PM Erdogan Launches Presidential Bid

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday nominated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to run in Turkey's first directly elected presi...

Topless Activists Surprise Turkish PM

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

Topless female activists were arrested after showing their disdain for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan during Sunday's highly contested municipal elect...

I Cannot Write

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 05.16.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Holding the same passport as some people in Turkey makes me feel unbearably futile these days.

Reclusive Turkish Imam In Pennsylvania Accused Of Attempting To Bring Down Prime Minister Erdogan

Religion News Service | Jacob Resneck | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

ISTANBUL (RNS) Has a reclusive Turkish cleric exiled to Pennsylvania hatched a plot to bring down the government of his former ally? That’s the n...

Turkey's Simon Cowell and The Dangers of De-Newsification

Emre Kizilkaya | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Emre Kizilkaya

If there is anything that could be called the Turkish Dream, then it might have been materialized in the life of Acun Ilicali, Turkey's self-made TV m...

Part II: Speaking Turco-tweetish More Fluently

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

When you use a proper hashtag, you can be heard and make a difference as we are seeing nowadays. If you have something to say, it's the place to be. Honestly, I believe everybody in Turkey needs it right now!

Turkey's Body Politics: Can Turkish Democracy Survive?

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Roger Friedland

Everyone was keeping an eye on Turkey, hopeful that this country would show the way that liberal democracy and political Islam might together find an alternative path to modernity.

Speaking Turko-tweetish

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Twitter's importance as a tool for freedom of speech was confirmed last spring in the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, when a civil movement emerged against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AK Party).

Yes to Headscarf and No to Headscarf!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

In Turkey, the headscarf has been commonly considered a symbol of backwardness by secularists. They fail to understand women's motivations for wearing headscarves.

Turkey's New Bosporus Rail Tunnel Connects Europe And Asia

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

ISTANBUL -- ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is for the first time connecting its European and Asian sides with a railway tunnel set to open Tuesday, completi...

Reactions From Turkish-Americans in the U.S.

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Turks in the U.S. have a very unique place. It seems that we are the only ones who took out full-page ads in a national newspaper, the New York Times, to protest against Erdoğan, and we are the only ones who thought of organizing a demonstration in support of Erdoğan, too.

What the 'Chapulling' Movement Means for the Future of Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

If the chapulling movement protesters remain peaceful citizens uninvolved in party politics and continue to make their demands in a peaceful way, they can be effective in reshaping the fabric of society. That would mean a new era for Turkey.

Turkey's New Role or Awakening the Sleeping Levantine Giant

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

The reemergence of Turkey in Arab politics has many in Turkey and the region asking if veering Ankara's politics back towards the Levant is a wise policy.

Turkey Looks To Curb Abortion, C-Sections

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's health minister said Tuesday that the government wants to reduce the number of abortions, days after the prime minister lik...

Why Stability in Syria Matters

Claude Salhani | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

The 14-month long spate of internal violence in Syria has friends and foes equally worried over the fate of the country's future, the stability of the region and the ever-present danger of the violence spreading from Syria to its neighbors.

Erdogan’s Kurdish Challenge

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
Akbar Ahmed

There is a dichotomy at the heart of Turkey's newly forming identity. It cannot be a champion of human rights and compassion abroad while ignoring them at home.

WikiLeaks: Turkish PM Furious Over Leaked Cable

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Wednesday reacted furiously to claims in a leaked U.S. State Department memo t...