Al Monitor 23 April 2014
By Fehim Tastekin
On April 20, a solemn couple lit candles and prayed in a church in Derik, a town near Turkey’s ancient city of Mardin, that has come to symbolize religious peace. They were there all alone, for the Surp Kevork Armenian Church has neither a bishop nor any parishioners but them.
Gatestone Institute 20 April 2014
By Peter Martino
Last week, German politician David McAllister, the leading candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for next month's European Parliament election, had a message for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There is no room in the European Union, McAllister said, for "the Erdogan Turkey of 2014." The politician, whose father was Scottish, is the former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Germany's second largest state, and a heavyweight in Merkel's party.
Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum 16 April 2014
By Safak Terzi
Daniel Pipes is one of the prominent conservative names in the United States. He is the founder of the Middle East Forum . … He is also one of the key individuals forwarding idea of the moderate Islam. We had a chance to evaluate recent developments in Turkey by phone with Mr. Pipes as he was in Paris on March 12.