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Religion and the war on terror

Oct 24, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In Muslims’ heated debates over anti-Americanism, one of the key recurring questions is whether America has a majority Christian population or is a Christian state. And comparisons between President Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad abound.

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Debate needed; What happened in Armenia?

Oct 17, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

A few months ago, I came across an article in the Middle East Quarterly entitled “Armenian Massacres: New Records Undercut Old Blame.” Its author, Edward J. Erickson, a retired U.S. Army officer, categorically dismissed the claims of genocide perpetrated against the Armenians by the Ottomans during World War I. “In bitter internecine fighting, many civilian Turks, Armenians, and other ethnic groups were massacred indiscriminately,” Mr. Erickson wrote.

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Turkey’s future; Trying to fulfill Ataturk’s vision

Oct 10, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Last Monday, President Bush met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House. Mr. Erdogan’s earlier statements had raised hopes among Turks that the president is going to make an exclusive announcement on the fight against the Kurdish separatists, PKK. In the meantime, Turkey’s top military officer, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, accused Mr. Erdogan’s party of encouraging Islamist reactionary movements in Turkey.

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Future of two nations intertwined; America needs fully liberated Iraq and vice versa

Oct 3, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

When I was in Iraq in January, just as I was taking a photo of an Iraqi father who was taking his two sons to thank the troops guarding a polling station in South Baghdad, a huge “boom” shook the ground and scared the kids. A suicide bomber had attacked the polling station, where we had arrived less than a minute before. Several people were severely injured, and one killed the woman standing with her husband who had been standing just behind the bomber. Her husband, covered in her blood, was crying and screaming, “Ali’m .. Ali’m .. Ali’m.” Imam Ali is the leading imam for Shi’ite Muslims.

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