Monthly Archives: May 2012

Turkish Policy Gobbling Up the Middle East Makes Enemies of Everyone

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Barry Rubin May 21st 2012 “Countries may vary, but civilization is one, and for a nation to progress, it must take part in this one civilization. The decline of the Ottomans began when, proud of their triumphs over the West, … Continue reading

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NRP: In Turkey, Debating A Woman’s Right To Bear Arms

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by PETER KENYON In Turkey, hundreds of women die each year at the hands of a husband or family member, in a society that critics say too often ignores violence against women. After years of frustration, one organization has shaken … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Report slams Erdogan’s government

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Amnesty International slammed the Turkish government in its annual report on several counts ranging from the Kurdish issue to children’s rights. The report, which was released yesterday, said promises made by the Turkish government were not upheld. Civilians were instead … Continue reading

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AFP: FURY OF TURKEY’S WOMEN AS PM LIKENS ABORTION TO MURDER

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ANKARA (AFP) – Some 300 women are to protest to the Turkish government Tuesday after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked fury among women’s rights advocates by likening abortion to murder. Activists have expressed outrage at the premier’s remarks, branding … Continue reading

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The Update: The curtain goes down on modern Turkey, 29.05.2012

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The Kemalist revolution can be blamed for an endless list of crimes, mostly imaginary, yet one must not forget it dragged a society in a three hundred year stupor to the modern age within a generation.  After the Meiji restoration … Continue reading

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Instant obsolescence of the Turkish model

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With the Turkish lira in free-fall, Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks less like a prospective Ottoman caliph than a garden-variety Third World strongman whose patronage machine ruined the national currency. The Turkish prime minister’s “neo-Ottoman dream” (Amir Taheri) for a “new … Continue reading

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How many schools are there in Turkey ? How many mosques?

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How many schools are there in Turkey? 67.000 How many hospitals? 1220… How many health care center? 6.300… Well then, how many mosques? 85.000 There is only 1 hospital per 60.000 people, but 1 mosque per 350 people. How many … Continue reading

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