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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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FBI investigates Gulen charter school chain

FBI investigates Gulen charter school chain

June 10, 2014 In an expected turn of events, news reports have confirmed what has long been reported by Substance News and other activists — Concepts Schools charter operator is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for yet ...

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Ambassador Shuffle: Iraq, Jordan, Turkey

Ambassador Shuffle: Iraq, Jordan, Turkey

State Department executive secretary John R. Bass, a former US ambassador to Georgia, is expected to be nominated to be the next US Ambassador to Turkey, U.S. officials told the Back Channel. Bass, a career member of the Foreign Service, ...

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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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Turkey 2014: A New Adventure by Lewis Carroll

Turkey 2014: A New Adventure by Lewis Carroll

The past few weeks in Turkey have been an absurdist’s lesson in how to create a tin pot state. Citizens have watched, appalled, as a problematic but working republic comes under ever-tighter, ever more blatant governmental control. Recently, this control ...

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Turkey’s Wrong Turn

Turkey’s Wrong Turn

The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was in Brussels last week seeking to repair relations with Europe, but the first place to look for a solution is within himself for the political disaster he has created at home. Once ...

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In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has labeled an investigative reporter who has published a number of leaked documents related to a widening corruption scandal a traitor. Mr. Erdogan’s lawyers have also filed suit against a newspaper columnist, once a reliable ...

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Turkey At The Barricades

Turkey At The Barricades

The dreams of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, for the recrudescence of the Ottoman Empire are evaporating under the Istanbul sky. His party The Justice and Development party (AKP), is in disarray; a major corruption and bribery scandal ...

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Turkey: lecturing not listening

Turkey: lecturing not listening

Through all the disappointments that have followed the Arab spring, liberals inside and outside the Middle East have been able to say that Turkey was standing proof that Islam and democracy were compatible. But what has been happening recently suggests ...

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Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

Aug 12, 2013 Michael Rubin, resident scholar for the American Enterprise Institute, opens the Week Eight lecture series Monday in the Amphitheater. In 2011, police arrested a journalist in Turkey, confiscating his drafts of a manuscript detailing potential Islamist infiltration ...

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