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  • TURKEY: Ahead of critical 2011 elections, Erdogan retains strong position

     
    As Turkey heads toward national elections next year, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) finds itself in a strong position. A major test for the AKP and opposition parties was the referendum in September — the results constituted a......
  • ISRAEL: Neighbors watchful as Israel demarcates maritime borders with Cyprus

     
    Huge gas fields discovered recently under the Mediterranean seabed have raised high hopes in Israel, a small, high-consumption country seeking alternative energy resources and a greater degree of independence from imports. In a different geopolitical...
  • EGYPT: What it means when protesters wave shoes

     
    When protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square heard President Hosni Mubarak's natioanl address, in which he refused to step down, many took off their shoes and waved them in the air. "The message of the shoes is clear," British blogger k2p......
  • Lauren Winslow & Timur Taluy

    Lauren Winslow & Timur Taluy
    On his first date with Lauren Winslow in 2009, Timur Taluy took her to an Oxnard dive bar. But by the time he proposed, he’d really upped his game. Taluy, whose father is from Turkey, took Winslow abroad in 2010 to meet some of his relatives. In...
  • Saying goodbye to Greece — as hordes of young people do the same

    Saying goodbye to Greece — as hordes of young people do the same
    — I traveled to Greece to see the land of my fathers, to see its beauty and its economic crisis firsthand. But as I arrived, others were leaving. Especially Greece's young people, suffering from unemployment that hovers around 50 percent. "They...
  • Turkey declines disaster assistance from Armenia, other nations

    As it continues to grapple with the aftermath of a massive earthquake, Turkey has declined disaster assistance from Armenia and Israel, two nations with which Ankara has strained relationships, according to Reuters. Ankara's rejection of most offers of...
  • Western Turkey by rail is efficient if not altogether romantic

    Western Turkey by rail is efficient if not altogether romantic
    It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time: touring Turkey by train. Turkey was at the top of my list of countries I had yet to conquer, and trains have long been my favorite mode of transportation. Conjuring images of the old Orient Express, I...
  • Iraqis arrive in Turkey for talks

    The Turkish government cautioned Thursday that it alone would decide whether to launch a major assault into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels, striking a defiant note as a high-ranking Iraqi delegation arrived in Ankara and U.S. ambassador to Iraq...
  • Turkish fighters bomb northern Iraq

    Turkish jets bombed several villages in northern Iraq early Sunday in the most aggressive action in years against Kurdish rebels who take sanctuary in the Kurdistan border region of Iraq. Local officials said at least one civilian was killed and several...
  • Turkey's religious bent

    In his Blowback, "My party is good for Turkey," Egemen Bagis does what can only be described as a hatchet job on Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Bagis, who is a foreign policy...
  • Talking to Turkey, but Islam is listening

    Talking to Turkey, but Islam is listening
    "They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
  • Bloody Israeli Raid On Gaza-bound Ships Sparks Harsh Criticism, Diplomatic Crisis

    Bloody Israeli Raid On Gaza-bound Ships Sparks Harsh Criticism, Diplomatic Crisis
    Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead. Bloodied passengers sprawled on the...