Posts Tagged “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan”

Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan My column this week in the Arab News speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, truly one of the few real Democratic leaders in the Middle East standing up to rising religious extremism from Muslims in the Arab World, Christians in the West and Jews in radical Israel. A referendum he…

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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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‘Sultan’ Erdoğan the Magnificent

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‘Sultan’ Erdoğan the Magnificent

‘Sultan’ Erdoğan the Magnificent of Turkey By Abdennour Toumi Paris, France — Turkey has won, those who want political stability and economic prosperity have won, and those who are fighting for democracy in the region have won. In a stunning political season, the AK Party and President Erdoğan won a landslide victory in Sunday’s early…

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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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