Articles tagged with: Tayyip Erdogan

Keily Miller
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on : Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2013

Strange Bedfellows

The tumultuous events of the past few months have left onlookers wondering just how natural gas has emerged as the Middle East’s latest rabble-rouser. Once spurned by conventional crude oil producers as the ugly little sister, natural gas has surged to the center of several geopolitical tussles taking place in and around the Middle East. As the Eastern Hemisphere’s major gas holders are drawn into this conflict, all eyes are fixed on a country with no oil or gas production of its own: Tu...

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Nicholas Birch
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on : Tuesday, 18 Sep, 2012

Pointing the Finger

hedef göstermek [heh-DEF geuh-stair-MEK] v. to denounce, to point the finger at; v. a means of informing the public favoured by the mainstream Turkish media, especially at times of political tension. In April 1998, a leading newspaper published extracts from the confession of a captured Kurdish militant leader naming half a dozen men (journalists and a human rights activist) that were alleged to be in the pay of the armed Kurdish separatist PKK. The newspaper's chief columnist wrote a co...

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Nicholas Birch
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on : Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012

Erdogan’s Triumph

When the early seventeenth century Sultan Ahmet I ordered architects to build Istanbul's Blue Mosque, he first commissioned an extra minaret for the Grand Mosque in Mecca. It was a...

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Amy Assad & Emma Richardson
on : Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2012

24 Hours in Syria

Former SNC chief Burhan Ghalioun visited Syria’s northern province of Idlib yesterday to offer support to opposition fighters, in a move that was considered to be the cleares...

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Nicholas Birch
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on : Tuesday, 5 Apr, 2011

Provincial Hero

A brilliant, educated woman has to choose between two men: one a wealthy, cynical Istanbuliot as cosmopolitan as she is; the other provincial, poor but possessed by a burni...

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