Posts Tagged “Kurdistan Workers’ Party”

Breeding intolerance: Turkish soccer fans disrespect ISIS victims

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Breeding intolerance: Turkish soccer fans disrespect ISIS victims

Turkish fans twice in two months disrupted moments of silence for victims of Islamic State attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration of the kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia

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Professor Bayram Balci Analyzes Turkish elections

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Professor Bayram Balci Analyzes Turkish elections

Professor Bayram Balci Analyzes Turkish elections Exclusive to The Arab Daily News: Q&A with Bayram Balçi Professor at l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris. 
 By Abdennour Toumi

 Professor Bayram Balci is a non-resident scholar in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in Central Asia and the…

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Middle Eastern conflicts spill onto Spanish soccer pitch

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Middle Eastern conflicts spill onto Spanish soccer pitch

Inevitably, the mass exodus of refugees from conflict areas was going to provoke the spilling into Europe of multiple disputes in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Spanish soccer is the first to feel the weight of the baggage that has turned vast numbers into destitute refugees. By James M. Dorsey Inevitably, the mass exodus…

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A Turkish stadium harbours a stark message for multiculturalism

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A Turkish stadium harbours a stark message for multiculturalism

By James M. Dorsey A condemned Turkish stadium harbours a dark warning of the long-term consequences of ethnic cleansing or what Turks euphemistically call the population exchange almost a century ago when Turkey and Greece expelled their respective Greek and Turkish minorities. It is a message that has not lost its urgency as Turkey fights…

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Syrian Refugees face White Hill Nightmare

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Syrian Refugees face White Hill Nightmare

Syrian Refugees face White Hill Nightmare By Abdennour Toumi Akçakale, Turkey — Tel-Abyad, a strategically-placed town on the Syrian-Turkish border under the control of the ISO since 2013, was seized in a brief take-over operation by Kurdish brigades of Burkan el-Furat and the united forces of the YPG-YPJ. This success may well signal a decisive shift in…

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HDP Blooming New Turkey

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HDP Blooming New Turkey

By Abdennour Toumi Ankara, Turkey — The countdown is underway as the Parliamentarian election campaign in Turkey heats up, and the question of a prospect for a presidential system has been foremost in every opposition leader’s rally speech. A constitutional amendment or a new constitution could be put in place for the presidential system dear to President Erdoğan….

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