Monthly Archives: August 2012

How Davutoglu Ruined Turkish Foreign Policy

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) speaks with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius as he poses for a picture with counterparts during the third meeting of the “Friends of Syria” group in Paris July 6, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Jacques … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Misguided Foreign Policy

By Micah N. Levinson A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt’s “speak softly and carry a big stick” foreign policy enhanced American power and prestige around the world. Today, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan imperils his country’s chances of regional preponderance … Continue reading

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Turkey: Is Alcohol Apartheid Coming to Istanbul?

by Dorian Jones A waitress serves beer in one of Istanbul’s cafes. Though the city is known for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment, some districts controlled by the Islamist-rooted AKP are largely off-limits for serving alcohol. (Photo: David Trilling) The Muslim … Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: The Shadowy World of the Islamic Gülen Movement

By Maximilian Popp Millions of Muslims around the world idolize Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, who likes to present himself as the Gandhi of Islam. His Gülen movement runs schools in 140 countries and promotes interfaith dialogue. But former members describe … Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: Fetullah Gulen: The most dangerous Islamic movement in Germany

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This week’s Der Spiegel is on to the Gulen Movement: “It has two faces: one that the world faces, and one that is hidden from the world.” Fetullah Gülen – eine mächtige islamistische Gruppierung 8. AUGUST 2012 Millionen Muslime weltweit … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Turkey Retires Charged Commanders

By DAN BILEFSKY August 4, 2012 The Turkish military has retired all 40 generals and admirals currently on trial on charges of plotting to overthrow the Muslim-led government, Turkish officials said Saturday, in the latest move by the government to tame … Continue reading

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