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Turkey, the EU and Cyprus; Friend-or-foe pendulum swings again

Aug 30, 2005 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

On the Senate floor almost a month ago, Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine Republican, criticized the State Department’s endorsement of congressional travel to northern Cyprus. “[T]he decision by the government of Cyprus not to prosecute those who make illegal landings is a gesture of restraint, designed to promote the freedom of movement among the two communities,” she said. She may or may not have meant that Rep. Edward Whitfield, Kentucky Republican, who visited northern Cyprus in May with a congressional delegation was lucky not to have been arrested.

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Turkish anti-American sentiment; Is U.S. on wrong side of the street?

Aug 23, 2005 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Is U.S. on wrong side of the street?
A century ago, it was fashionable to say that people cannot change. Samuel Huntington, in his infamous “clash of civilizations” theory, says essentially the same thing as Rudyard Kipling: “Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”

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Turkey’s Kurdish problem; Washington must oppose the PKK

Aug 16, 2005 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington must oppose the PKK
While Iraqi Kurds prefer federalism to a “unified nation-state” for the future of a Saddam Hussein -free Iraq, among the thorniest issues in writing the new Iraqi constitution have been Kurdish demands. And it was no coincidence that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week visited Diyarbakir, the hotbed of Kurdish nationalism in this country.

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Trouble in Turkey

Aug 9, 2005 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

American policy needs review
Turkey refused to allow the United States to invade Iraq via its land. So why should U.S. troops take action against the PKK terrorists hiding in Iraq? They have done nothing against Americans, and American troops are up to their necks fighting against the Iraqi insurgency. The last thing they need is to make new enemies.
But that idea could not be more wrong.

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