Passengers on Turkey’s leading airline have the opportunity to take advantage of 94-Turkish Lira flights during the holy month of Ramadan. According to a recent press release from Turkish Airlines, or THY, the campaign will involve all domestic flights to and from Istanbul between Aug. 11 and Sept. 6, as passengers will be able to pay only 94 liras, including all taxes, for a one-way trip.
Dianawest.net 2 August 2010
By Diana West
This week's column: The battle over whether to admit Turkey into the European Union seems eternal, at least among the EU's rulers. Among the peoples of Europe, when granted the rare chance to go to the ballot box -- increasingly window-dressing as far as the EU's soft totalitarians are concerned -- there is little argument.
Global Politician 2 August 2010
By Prof. Barry Rubin
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s July 27 speech in Turkey will not live on in history. But it should, as an example of the decline of Western diplomacy, of suicide by Political Correctness, as a textbook example of how not to conduct international affairs.
It crossed my mind that the speech was written by the Foreign Office for the express purpose of making Cameron look foolish, but then I realized that he and his top advisors probably have no idea why it was such a disaster.
Dear Prime Minister David Cameron,
You say you want Turkey to be member of EU. I personally think that you just want the rest of Europe to have the same problems with Muslims as you do. But that is my personal guess - here are the hard facts:
Video clip of Cameron endorsing Turkish EU membership. Visiting YouTube to see readers' comments is encouraged.
Eurasia Review 29 July 2010
By Daniel Greenfield
It is sadly unsurprising that Prime Minister Cameron's highly publicized trip to Turkey went with no mention of that country's continued denial of the Armenian Genocide, and its suppression of Kurdish and Armenian minorities.
Indeed when Turkish leader Erdogan discussed his threats of ethnically cleansing Armenians in the UK, Gordon Brown made no more comment on the matter than if Erdogan had been discussing his favorite television programs. It is in keeping with that conspiracy of silence, that Cameron made no mention of the thousands of political prisoners in Turkish jails, there often for merely expressing an opinion at odds with the state
Pottstown Mercury 29 July 2010
By Tony Phyrillas
The recent controversy over whether singer Jennifer Lopez would perform at a luxury hotel in Turkish-occupied Cyprus brought much-needed attention to a tragedy that is fading from most people's memory
Thirty-six years ago this month, Turkey invaded the tiny nation of Cyprus, killing thousands and forcing 200,000 Greek-Cypriots from their homes before establishing a military occupation of the northern third of the island. Lopez was offered $3 million to headline the grand opening of a luxury resort in the occupied portion of Cyprus. That led to a grassroots campaign by bloggers and on Facebook to persuade Lopez to