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The Delusions of Caliph Erdogan

The Delusions of Caliph Erdogan

Years ago, when Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the mayor of Istanbul, he gave a fiery speech to a crowd of followers where he proclaimed that “Democracy is merely a train that we ride until we reach our ...

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Islamists yes but Muslim Turks did not and do not deserve a Sultan&Caliph wanna-be Erdogan

Islamists yes but Muslim Turks did not and do not deserve a Sultan&Caliph wanna-be Erdogan

As a Muslim who believes in Quran verse 256 (There is no compulsion in religion) and verse 20:114 which states “O my Lord! Increase (or enrich) me in knowledge”, I have opinions about Islam. As I always say, the Islam ...

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Erdoğan Is Not Turkey’s Only Problem

Erdoğan Is Not Turkey’s Only Problem

Türkan Saylan was a trailblazing physician, one of Turkey’s first female dermatologists and a leading campaigner against leprosy. She was also a staunch secularist who established a foundation to provide scholarships to young girls so they could attend school. In ...

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What do you think about military action to Syria?

What do you think about military action to Syria?

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Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?

Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?

by Robert Fisk – Original article at The Independent UK. ‘All for one and one for all’ should be the battle cry if the West goes to war against Assad’s Syrian regime If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian ...

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A Time for Action in the Middle East

A Time for Action in the Middle East

by Tony Blair The announcement, following the use of chemical weapons in Syria, of an emergency summit in Jordan this week of military leaders from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar ...

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Mediterranean Gas Find: A Chance for U.S. to Break with Turkey

Mediterranean Gas Find: A Chance for U.S. to Break with Turkey

According to a paper published in The Hudson Institute, Washington D.C.,  the U.S. Energy future lies in Israeli, Cypriot, and Greek cooperation on newly discovered natural gas fields. The strategic and energy-rich region beginning in the eastern Mediterranean and stretching ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan: A Smart Man With Jews on the Brain

Turkey’s Erdogan: A Smart Man With Jews on the Brain

It’s time to call Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan what he is: a semi-unhinged bigot. Optimists have argued, these past few years, that Erdogan’s anger at Israel was motivated by a genuine sense of grievance over the notorious 2010 flotilla ...

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Will Turkey Weather the Middle East Storm?

Will Turkey Weather the Middle East Storm?

Kemal Dervis – A cycle of terrible violence has taken over much of the Middle East. Its center has shifted from Iraq (where sectarian strife has recently escalated again) to Syria, but it encompasses Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia as ...

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The Problem Is Authoritarianism, Not Islam

The Problem Is Authoritarianism, Not Islam

Is Islam fundamentally incompatible with democracy? Time and again events compel us to ask this question. And yet it is a question that obscures more than it illuminates. Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia are very different countries, but one thing that ...

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