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Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

When a segment of a major fault line goes quiet, it can mean one of two things: The “seismic gap” may simply be inactive — the result of two tectonic plates placidly gliding past each other — or the segment ...

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Happy, hoody 4th of July!

Happy, hoody 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July America! We, Turkish Americans celebrate the Independence Day of our new adopted nation, the one that we chose to immigrate to, and where we are living now.. We chose to live in this great nation not ...

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Is Turkey’s Partition Inevitable?

Is Turkey’s Partition Inevitable?

Jul 1, 2014 World turmoil in 2014 increasingly recalls that of one hundred years ago as national aspirations and trans-national ambitions set the world on a path to war. I do not suggest that the world is on the verge ...

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Erdogan’s Coup

Erdogan’s Coup

Western depictions of Turkish politics have finally begun to catch up with the authoritarian reality. As late as May 2012, Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, could state confidently that “the Justice and Development Party has ...

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Episode In The Dark

Episode In The Dark

As the evening dusk settled over the city of Istanbul and blue waters of Bosphorus, a young fellow was treading along the winding asphalt road towards Yenikoy, an isolated borough of Istanbul on the European side. He had been walking ...

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The Red Line and the Rat Line

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Why Erdoğan is pushing Obama for Syrian invasion? What is CIA’s, MI6’s, MIT and Russian involvement in Syria? Who did the Sarin attack in Aug? Who is behind the gold trade with Iran resulting in the shoebox operation and the ...

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How Atatürk Made Turkey Secular

How Atatürk Made Turkey Secular

The evolution of Turkey in the early 1900s is one of the most baffling cultural and social changes in Islamic history. In a few short years, the Ottoman Empire was brought down from within, stripped of its Islamic history, and ...

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The End of Erdogan

The End of Erdogan

It is hard to imagine how in any society a Prime Minister caught on tape firing journalists because he does not like their point of view or instructing television stations to stop the broadcasting of an opposition leader’s speech in ...

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Turkey elections: On the campaign trail with the man hoping to deliver Erdogan a body blow

Turkey elections: On the campaign trail with the man hoping to deliver Erdogan a body blow

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not only facing the most serious crisis of his 11-year leadership. His slipping popularity also means he faces the possibility of humiliation in his own back yard – with defeat for his candidate in elections for ...

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If the rest of the world really want to help Turkey

If the rest of the world really want to help Turkey

From Dani Rodrik’s weblog: Here is the one paragraph version of what is happening in Turkey. During the last decade in which he has been in power, Erdogan has allowed the Gulen movement to take control over the police, judiciary, ...

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