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Turkish Foreign Policy During the Arab Spring and in the Age of ISIS

In the article “Turkey and the Arab Spring: Between Ethics and Self-Interest,” Ziya Önis argues that understanding Turkey’s response to popular uprisings in the Middle East is predicated on the tension between Turkey’s foreign policy mired in ethical rhetoric and the careful negotiation of its economic and strategic interests. 1,511 more words

Troubled Turkish lira continues to tumble, hits 2.60

The Turkish Lira continued to drop to record lows on Thursday, falling to 2.60 against the ever-strengthening US dollar amid a period of intense pressure applied by the government upon the central bank. 121 more words

Human Rights

Batılıların Etyen Mahçupyan’dan alabilcekleri ders

Etyen Mahçupyan Avrupa Parlemento’sunda Yeni Türkiye adlı konferans verdi. Katılımcılara Türkiye’de son 20 yılda değişen değerler hakkında konuştu ve bazı değişimleri ‘devrim’ diye tanımladı.

Etyen Mahçupyan Ermeni asıllı bir Türk’tür. 747 more words

Wat westerlingen van de Armeense-Turk Etyen Mahçupyan kunnen leren.

Etyen Mahçupyan was te gast in het Europese Parlement voor een conferentie over de Nieuwe Turkije. Hij sprak de deelnemers aan over de veranderingen in Turkije de laatste 20 jaar en noemde een aantal dingen zelfs een revolutie. 733 more words

Russian and Turkish conspiracy theories swirl after Paris attacks

Barely 24 hours after Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17 people killed by Islamist extremists, the country’s president struck a much more confrontational tone. 574 more words



#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.06:Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has branded corruption allegations against four ex-ministers as part of a “coup attempt“ and has denied that the government made attempts to spare them prosecution, Reuters reports. 63 more words


Is Gulen a scholar or spy?

Fethullah Gulen, former imam, preacher, and author, is the Gulen Movement’s leader. He is accepting of an ‘Islamic thinker’ by his supporters.

Fethullah Gulen was born on April 27, 1941 in Turkey’s eastern city, Erzurum. 570 more words