Turkey's PM calls court decision on headscarf unlawful  21 January 2011

Turkey's prime minister called on Thursday a ruling of top court on headscarf wearing in an academic exam "unlawful". On constitutional studies, Erdogan said efforts to prepare a new constitution


Erdogan: court's scarf ruling shakes confidence in judiciary

Today's Zaman 21 January 2011

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling the Council of State made on Wednesday that prevented headscarf-wearing women from taking an entrance exam to become academic


1915 and the unsolved Hrant Dink murder

Armenia Diaspora 21 January 2011
By Orhan Kemal Cengiz

When big crimes are committed in a country a new order is also established. Either you confront this crime or it will affect everything you do. After 1915, a new order was established in Turkey.


Erdogan should apologize for calling monument to Armenia-Turkey friendship "monstrous”, Turkish intellectuals say

A group of intellectuals and art critics held a protest action in Izmir, criticizing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling the monument to Armenian-Turkish friendship "monstrous”. (...)


Supreme Court declines to hear Armenian Genocide censorship case

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 21 January 2011
By Christina Pazzanese

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied certiorari in the First Amendment case of Griswold, et al. v. Driscoll. The plaintiffs were appealing a decision by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last


Video: Islam`s 72 virgins described in detail

AbrogatingIslam 19 January 2011

the good old she camel in heat ...


187000 Turkish women in Polygamous marriages: study

Al-Arabiya 19 January 2011

Around 187,000 women in European Union aspirant nation Turkey are living in polygamous marriages even though the practice is illegal, according to a report seen by AFP Tuesday.


'We Are Becoming Islamized'

Spiegel Online 18 January 2011
By Daniel Steinvorth

Three academics at an Istanbul university were sacked after a student made a porn film for his dissertation project. The Turkish painter and performance artist Bedri Baykam, 53,


Author of book on Gülen movement receives much interest in Ankara

Today's Zaman 18 January 2011

American sociology professor Helen Rose Ebaugh, who has written a book analyzing the Gülen movement, met with thousands of readers in the capital on Sunday and signed her book titled "The Gülen


Non-recognition of Armenian genocide to bring another one, says Armenian president

Focus News 18 January 2011

Yerevan. Recognition and condemnation of the Armenian genocide is important, so as to avoid another genocide in the future, said Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, RIA Novosti


Gothenburg man arrested for Oslo Islamist attack

The Local 17 January 2011

Swedish police have arrested a Gothenburg man as a suspect in the attempted murder of the founder of a radical Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group in Oslo, authorities announced on Friday."A man in his 20s


Clashes in Athens over anti-migrant fence

Reuters 17 January 2011
By John Kolesidis and Lefteris Papadimas

ATHENS - Far-right protesters threw stones at a pro-migrant march in Athens on Saturday before being dispersed by bursts of teargas, police said, in the latest sign of tension over the


Turkey’s European dream sours

presseurop 14 January 2011
By Orhan Pamuk

In the schoolbooks I read as a child in the 1950s and 1960s, Europe was a rosy land of legend. While forging his new republic from the ruins of the Ottoman empire, which had been crushed and


Erdogan says Israelis should get rid of Lieberman

News.Az 14 January 2011

Erdogan responded harshly to Lieberman. As Israel continues its firms stance on not apologizing and paying compensation for the 9 Turks it killed in international waters of the Mediterranean, it


Erdogan: there can be no peace without Hamas

Middle East Monitor 14 January 2011

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said that peace cannot be achieved in either Palestine or the region without the involvement of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas. Mr


Turkish leaders hit back at Merkel's Cyprus remarks

Sunday's Zaman 13 January 2011

Remarks made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel putting the blame on Ankara and the Turkish Cypriots for the absence of a breakthrough in Cyprus sparked a reaction from both the Turkish


Angela Merkel has criticized Turkey and shut door to EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Turkey’s position on a Cyprus settlement and promised to put a lot of restrictions in the negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the EU. "We see that


Green Crescent to map Turkish alcohol consumption

Hurriyet Daily News 12 January 2011

A city-by-city map indicating levels of alcohol and tobacco consumption in Turkey will be prepared by the Turkish Green Crescent, the group said in an announcement reported by


Retro-Ottomanism Causing a Stir on Turkish TV

EurasiaNet 12 January 2011
By Yigal Schleifer

In recent years, there has a lot of talk about how Turkey has been charting a "Neo-Ottoman" course in its foreign policy, trying to capitalize on the history and legacy left behind by the


"Organized" Intolerance against "Magnificent Century" Series

Bianet 12 January 2011

The new TV series "Magnificent Century" set in the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in the 16th century created quite a stir in the Turkish media and public. The series was launched on Show

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