Monthly Archives: December 2014

This single tweet got a Turkish journalist detained – Washington Post (blog)

December 31, 2014
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The Daily Star This single tweet got a Turkish journalist detainedWashington Post (blog)The detention of journalists is not exceptional in Turkey: The Committee to Protect Journalists says the country was the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2012 and 2013, and among the 10 worst this year. However, reports of the detention of …Former Turkish…

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Turkey Strengthens Rights of Syrian Refugees – New York Times

December 30, 2014
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New York Times Turkey Strengthens Rights of Syrian RefugeesNew York TimesISTANBUL — Turkey has issued new regulations that grant Syrian refugees secure legal status in the country for the first time, clarifying and expanding rights for more than a million people who are rapidly assimilating into Turkish society. After …The Pulse of the Middle EastAl-MonitorChildren…

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Hamas chief lauds Turkey as ‘source of power’ for Muslims – Al-Arabiya

December 29, 2014
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Al-Arabiya Hamas chief lauds Turkey as ‘source of power’ for MuslimsAl-ArabiyaSenior Hamas leader Khaled Mashal (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu greet the audience during a meeting of Turkey’s ruling AK Party (AKP) in central Anatolian city of Konya December 27, 2014 . (Reuters) …Turkey backs Palestinians on Temple MountYnetnewsMashaal in Turkey: We hope to…

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For Children in Turkish Refugee Camps, School’s Out – New York Times

December 29, 2014
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New York Times For Children in Turkish Refugee Camps, School’s OutNew York TimesSURUC, Turkey — Ahmet Basa, a quiet, wide-eyed 11-year-old refugee from Damascus, Syria, speaks Turkish fluently and has big plans for the future. “I want to be a doctor,” he said, sitting with a teacher after school in the province of Sanliurfa in…

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Outlook Darkens for Syria Refugees in Turkey – Wall Street Journal

December 28, 2014
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Wall Street Journal Outlook Darkens for Syria Refugees in TurkeyWall Street JournalISTANBUL—Turkey’s welcome to Syrian refugees is coming under strain, as international aid dries up and Turks grow weary of the burden to their country caused by the 1.7 million people who have spilled over the border to escape war next door. On a …and…

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There Was and There Was Not – NPR

December 28, 2014
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Daily Sabah There Was and There Was NotNPRIn her new book, There Was and There Was Not, Toumani recounts her attempts to understand Turkey and the Turkish people — people she was always taught were her bitter enemy. She also explores what she calls the Armenian community’s “obsession” …Author Explores Armenian Genocide ‘Obsession’ And Turkish DenialNorth…

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