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‘We don’t need a bomb,’ Iran says; But public perception spells disbelief and deceit

Sep 26, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad said, “The bottom line is we don’t need a bomb.” However, public opinion worldwide doesn’t believe him.

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Turkey’s papal reaction; Cooler heads and tight security should prevail

Sep 19, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Nearly a year ago, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, touching off protests both violent and peaceful across the Muslim world. As if the tension that already existed and has been exacerbated wasn’t enough, now Pope Benedict XVI has caused a new controversy.

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Turkey on Iraq ‘I wish we had agreed’ Erdogan

Sep 12, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Thousands gathered to protest in front of the Turkish parliament in Ankara last week, while Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan urged his party to send troops to Lebanon as part of the U.N. peace-keeping force. In the end, all of the members of the majority Justice and Development Party voted to approve the measure. The opposition solidly opposed it, as did more than 80 percent of the Turkish people.

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Shared values; Dignity and honor cross East-West divide

Sep 5, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Women hold the key to the debate over whether Christian and Muslim civilizations can coexist in harmony. Yet the tension between the East and West, between modernity and extreme traditionalism, that feeds radical Islam and Islamic revival is not going away any time soon. And it isn’t helped by the fact that ideas and impressions of Western culture and values are spread throughout the world largely through Hollywood.

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