Tags » Pseudo-Ottoman

ECHR Calls on Turkey to Amend Religious Courses: The End of Turkey's Sunnification???

‘The Turkish education system is “still inadequately equipped to ensure respect for parents’ convictions” and violates the “right to education,” the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has concluded, in a case stemming from Alevi complaints about mandatory religious classes. 925 more words

Current Affairs

Renewable Energy in Turkey: A World Bank Project

In today’s world such institutions like the IMF (or the International Monetary Fund) or the World Bank have become common currency, popping up at regular intervals in the global news cycles, and not just because of DSK’s philandering proclivities. 1,003 more words

Current Affairs

Twitter Censorship and Guilty Tweets: Tayyip Erdoğan Strikes Back

Cenk Uygur and the Young Turks’ team talk about Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempt to throttle the freedom to tweet as you please . . . (20 April 2014). 514 more words

Current Affairs

Birthday Celebrations, Pious School Children and State-Sponsored Pilgrimage

On Sunday, 12 January, the Islamic world celebrated the Prophet’s birthday (known as Mevlid Kandili in Turkish) and in Turkey this meant that mosques were working overtime. 628 more words

Current Affairs

Turkish FM in Armenia: Davutoğlu in Yerevan

Turkey’s Foreign Minister, the wily pseudo-Ottoman architect Ahmed Davutoğlu went to Armenia on Wednesday, 11 December. And in reponse, the ArmeniaNow reporter Gayane Mkrtchyan writes that the “Foreign Ministry of Armenia has refuted the information published by the Aravot daily claiming that Armenia has drafted another roadmap for normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations and passed it over to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu through ‘diplomatic channels’. 559 more words

Current Affairs

Turkey, the Gülen Movement, and Taraf

Some time ago, in the summer of 2010 actually, a well-known Turkish journalist and columnist wrote down that one has to wait for news from Pennsylvania before being able to do anything in Turkey . 1,093 more words

Current Affairs

Turkey’s EU Ambitions: When Recep met Angela

‘One of the issues turning heads in Turkey is its stalled EU membership bid. And tensions are running high – as Maria Finoshina reports (26 Oct 2013)’. 204 more words

Current Affairs