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Powerful Islamist Org. Ramps Up War on Free Speech in West

Powerful Islamist Org. Ramps Up War on Free Speech in West

The primary objective of the OIC is to pressure Western countries into passing laws that would ban ‘negative stereotyping of Islam.’ The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an influential bloc of 57 Muslim countries, has released the latest edition of its ...

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As alliances crumble, Turkish strongman Erdogan faces elections on shaky footing

As alliances crumble, Turkish strongman Erdogan faces elections on shaky footing

ANKARA, Turkey — After dominating Turkish politics for a decade, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is entering election season on uncertain footing — without the support of key groups that had powered his previous electoral wins and facing divisions within ...

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Ahmet Üzümcü ‘optimistic’

Nobel Peace Prize winner Ahmet Üzümcü ‘optimistic’

The head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, landed in Oslo on Sunday to begin three days of traditional prize events. Ahmet Üzümcü said he’s “optimistic” that ...

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‘Not freedom but treason’: Erdogan slams Turkish media over whistleblowing

‘Not freedom but treason’: Erdogan slams Turkish media over whistleblowing

Turkish PM has equated whistleblowing to “treason” when he slammed a Turkish daily for leaking state documents that included information on government’s profiling of citizens and surveillance on activities of religious groups. “I now see that some media groups are ...

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Pragmatic Erdogan takes a U-turn

Pragmatic Erdogan takes a U-turn

Discovering at the eleventh hour that Turkey was about to be marginalised over Geneva II and regional diplomacy in general, the prime minister has thrown himself whole-heartedly into the thick of it. What a difference 24 months can make. In ...

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Court orders NYPD to pay $360,000 for raid that destroyed Occupy Wall Street library

Court orders NYPD to pay $360,000 for raid that destroyed Occupy Wall Street library

A New York City court has ruled that the city shall pay $366,700 for a destructive raid on Occupy Wall Street’s Zuccotti Park encampment. Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to evict protestors — some of whom had ...

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Egypt Expels Ambassador From Turkey

Egypt Expels Ambassador From Turkey

After Egypt announced the expulsion of Turkey’s diplomat to Egypt on the basis of ‘persona non grata’, Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded by flashing the Rabia sign. Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has flashed the Rabia sign ...

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Crackdown on Teachers’ Day

Crackdown on Teachers’ Day

Hundreds of teachers faced a police crackdown on Nov. 23 as they joined in a march in Ankara to protest the government’s policies on education on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. Seven protesters were injured during the crackdown, while one ...

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Turkish Minister ‘Apologizes’ to Assyrians for Genocide ‘Masturbation’ Remark

Turkish Minister ‘Apologizes’ to Assyrians for Genocide ‘Masturbation’ Remark

  Stockholm (AINA) — Turkish EU minister Egemen Bagis drew sharp criticism in Swedish and Turkish media regarding his remarks about the Swedish parliament’s recognition of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians in World War One. Mr. Bagis compared the Assyrian ...

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Hopes fade for a new Turkish constitution

Hopes fade for a new Turkish constitution

(Reuters) – Turkey’s hopes for a new constitution, meant to enshrine democratic freedoms and further distance it from the era of military coups, suffered a setback on Monday when a cross-party commission admitted defeat in drafting a new charter. A ...

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