Ankara relations with Washington on "downward spiral"

London Daily News 01 December 2010

Turkey "permitted" weapons related material to transit for Iran nuclear programme, Wikileaks cables from US Emabssy in Paris reveals. International News Desk. Secret diplomatic cables leaked by


The long twilight of the U.S.-Turkey alliance

Foreign Policy 30 November 2010
By David Kenner

When Barack Obama took the podium before Turkey's parliament in April 2009, in his first overseas trip as president, he delivered a speech that echoed much of the happy talk that has characterized U.S.


EU border guards: illegal crossings drop

necn 30 November 2010

ATHENS, Greece — The European Union's border agency said Tuesday it has seen a significant drop in the number of illegal immigrants crossing into the EU from Greece's northeastern land border with Turkey since


Wikileaks: Report - US Ambassador about Turkey

The Armenian Weekly 30 November 2010

ANKARA, Turkey —In a report about Erdogan and the AK Party after two years in power, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman notes that the study of history in the country is subject to “to rigid taboos, denial,


US embassy cables: US steps up pressure on Turkey over Iran

The Guardian 29 November 2010

Summary: During February 18 "Shared Vision and Structured Dialogue" meetings in Ankara, Turkish MFA Undersecretary Sinirlioglu: -- Appealed for "simultaneity" between Armenian Protocols ratification and the


Lebanese Armenians riot in Beirut over Erdogan visit

Ha'aretz 26 November 2010

Hundreds of Lebanese of Armenian descent clashed with army troops during a protest Thursday over a visit to Beirut by the Turkish prime minister. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on a two


Erdogan: Turkey will not remain silent if Israel attacks Lebanon

Ha'aretz 26 November 2010

Turkey PM warns Lebanese leaders that Israel may be planning an attack, calls on 5 permanent members of the UNSC to pressure Israel over its nuclear program. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan


UN chief warns Cyprus talks could collapse

Jerusalem Post 26 November 2010

NICOSIA, Cyprus — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday warned that talks to end Cyprus' 36-year division would suffer a major setback unless progress is reached early next year. The United


Sheep-rustling Turks forced to re-enact their daredevil thieving 25 November 2010
By Alastair Plumb

You've got to admire this kind of inventive thievery – you know, as well as thinking it's a very bad thing, and something-what-should-not-have-been-done, but the fact remains, could you nick a sheep from the back


Turkey, Bosnia cement partnership during Izetbegovic's visit

Sunday's Zaman 24 November 2010

In his first visit to Turkey after being elected to the trilateral presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic met with President Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and Parliamentary Assembly


Cypriot Parliament Leader Calls for Armenian Genocide Recognition

Asbarez Armenian News 24 November 2010

NICOSIA–The President of the Cypriot House of Representatives, Marios Garoyian, has called on the international community to recognize the Armenian Genocide, saying that Turkey, the perpetrator of this crime,


US reports says Turkey restricts religious freedom to protect secularism

Hurriyet 22 November 2010

Parts of the Turkish Constitution regarding secularism "restrict" the right to religious freedom in the country, according to a report released by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday. The department's


Turkey rejects EU's Cyprus offer to open talks on new chapters

Sunday's Zaman 22 November 2010
By Ercan Yavuz

Despite mounting pressure from the European Union to open its ports and airports to the Greek half of Cyprus, Turkey will not be doing so until a settlement on the divided island is reached, a senior state official has


Call for recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Famagusta Gazette  22 November 2010

Marios Garoyian, President of the House of Representatives, has called for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, saying that Turkey, the perpetrator of this crime, can no longer go


Armenian appointed vice-mayor in Turkey

News.Az 22 November 2010

Raffi Hermon Araks appointed vice-mayor in Turkey. Mustafa Farsakoglu, the Mayor of islands adjacent to Istanbul broke with Turkish tradition appointing member of city council Raffi Hermon Araks, Armenian


Jewish Professors Call To Recognize Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON — A group of Jewish professors in the United States and Israel has called on the Jewish State to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks during and just after World


Political Islam has many faces in Turkey

Asia Times 18 November 2010
By Justin Vela

ISTANBUL - During the now infamous Mavi Marmara crisis between Turkey and Israel last summer, a board member of the Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), the Turkish aid organization that sponsored the Free


NATO's Turkey Problem

Wall Street Journal  18 November 2010

The quarrel between Ankara and NATO over the proposed missile-defense initiative suggests that Turkey is becoming the Alliance's "opt-out" member in operations in Muslim countries. The governing Justice


Political Landscape: Pelosi hoped to recognize Armenian geocide

Glendale News Press 18 November 2010

This year House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated she would do everything in her power to bring to a vote the legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks in


• Just what is a ghetto, really?

EuropeNews 17 November 2010
By Henrik R. Clausen

In Denmark and elsewhere, there has been a lot of discussion about so-called 'ghetto areas', where out-of-control crime, unemployment and disrespect for the authorities makes for some interesting challenges. Unfortunately, we do not seem to quite understand the nature of the problems yet. This essay presents some alternativ views of their nature.

In Denmark, the government as well as the left-wing opposition parties have launched ambitious plans for dealing with the "ghetto problem". These proposals seek to spend a lot of taxpayer money on a wide variety of initiatives, including tearing down what is deemed 'excessive' apartment blocks, assuming that this will eliminate the other problems.

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