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Turkey: Military Overthrow Of Morsi 'Unacceptable'

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey, which had formed an emerging alliance with Egypt's ousted Islamist leader Muhammed Morsi, on Thursday slammed the democ...

Turkey Turning to the East

Semra Sevi | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Semra Sevi

With Turkey's prospects for joining the European Union stagnating, the country is reaching out to Muslim and Arab countries as an alternate form of political and economic support. In this light, Turkey can serve as a role model for the Muslim world and for neighboring Arab countries.

Turkey's Women Need Unity in Diversity

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I personally saw many covered women who first supported the Gezi protests, when they became an open target of angry and violent crowds just because they chose to wear pious clothes, felt a threat to their lifestyle and remained quiet, fearing they would lose their democratic right to wear what they want.

WATCH: Couple Weds In Midst Of Turkish Protest

Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings

In the middle of Istanbul's Taksim Square, a protestor wearing a wedding dress and another wearing a suit and tie stood out. They were Barish an...

How Did Protesters in Turkey Get Labeled 'Terrorists'?

Gizem Akyil | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Gizem Akyil

The protests that cannot be diminished by the words of the prime minister, the governor of Istanbul, or others, who simply called the protesters "terrorists." Nor can it be understood by simply comparing it to the Arab Spring.

Erdogan's Conspiracy Theory On Protests In Turkey, Brazil

AP | SUZAN FRASER and AMER COHADZIC | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Turkish police used water cannon to disperse thousands gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday to observe a memorial for fou...

What Gezi Park Means to Me

Harun Yahya | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

No action using terror and violence that raises tensions in Istanbul and the entire country and that damages public order and peace is acceptable in this country, as it would not be in any other democratic country.

Of Protests and Fruit: A Report and Update From Istanbul

Wild River Review | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Wild River Review

In the nearly thirty years since I've been traveling to Turkey, I've seen the country emerge from a military dictatorship and a harsh penal system into an economic and cultural success vying for entry into the European Union.

Turkish Protesters To Stay In Park Despite Warning

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannon took less than half an hour on Saturday to bring to an end an 18-day occupation ...

Turkish PM Vows To Rid 'Troublemakers' From Park

AP | EZGI AKIN and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- "Troublemakers" will be removed from Istanbul's Taksim Square, Turkey's prime minister declared Thursday, rejecting the European Par...

Turkey's PM: From 'Rock Star' To Mixed Reviews

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

By Alastair Macdonald and Tarek Amara CAIRO/TUNIS, June 13 (Reuters) - Two years ago, Tayyip Erdogan was mobbed by adoring crowds in A...

Taksim Is Not Tahrir

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

Equating the protests in Istanbul's Taksim Square with those held two years ago in Cairo's Tahrir Square, and calling the Turkish unrest a "Turkish Summer" comparable to the "Arab Spring" is ridiculous.

Erdogan's Sultanic Verses: Is Taksim Another Tiananmen?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For Turkey's hard-fought reputation as a moderate, regionally influential power, the unfolding drama risks undermining Turkey's stability and carefully constructed balance between modernism and Islam.

Howard Fineman

Can Turkey Still Thrive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- I have a Turkish friend, who must remain nameless. He had lived here in the United States for years until he decided a decade ago to go ...

The Erdogan Problem

The European Magazine | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
The European Magazine

There is an important distinction in describing political systems that most current analyses on Turkey seem to have missed.

The Changing Channels of Political Participation: The Gezi Protests in Turkey

Sinan Ciddi | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Sinan Ciddi

The channels of political participation in Turkey has been radically altered. Individuals equipped only with a smartphone, loaded with Twitter and Facebook apps, seem to have neither the desire nor the patience for using conventional channels to petition their government.

Turkish Police Crush Barricades In Taksim Square

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.11.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets in day-long clashes that lasted into the early hours Wednesday, battling ...

Turkish Opposition To PM: Stop Raising Tensions

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's opposition party leader accused the prime minister on Monday of escalating tensions and dragging the country "into the fire...

'These Protests Must End Immediately'

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, June 7 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan flew back to a Turkey rocked by days...

Turkish PM To Return To Country Amid Protests

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

By Nick Tattersall and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA, June 6 (Reuters) - Turkish police clashed with demonstrators overnight ahead of ...

Turkish Protester Alive But Brain Dead: Report

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

Update June 17, 2013: Ethem Sarısülük's family says he is dead, according to The Hurriyet Daily News and The Telegraph. Update June 11, 2013:...

Fresh Clashes Erupt In Turkey Despite Apology

Agence France Presse | Ceren Kumova | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

Fresh clashes erupted in Turkey early Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minis...

The Politics Of A Kiss: Islam And Intimate Life In Turkey

Roger Friedland | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Roger Friedland

Just like their parents did with the market and the democratic nation-state, one way or another young Turkish Muslims of the future will find a way to make their piety work with their love lives. It may not be in a subway, but they are not going to stop kissing.

Turkey: Protests Grow in Scope

Semra Sevi | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Semra Sevi

While Turkey is different from the Arab Spring countries, for the first time in 30 years a real movement is emerging. Even though the protests started over the government's decision to destroy the symbolic green park in Taksim they are now much more.

Towards a Turkish Spring

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Who are these demonstrators at Taksim Square and those who, in the country's other cities, have followed their lead?