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Iranian motives, U.S. intentions; Changing course in Middle East?

Nov 28, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Developments in and about Iraq and U.S. involvement in the region over the course of the last few weeks have served as an ever-growing chorus of both fear and possibility of what the situation in the Middle East is becoming.

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Single-party rule; Like Americans, Turks demand results

Nov 21, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The midterm election results are a pretty clear indication that voters were looking for a change; they were making a statement about the war in Iraq. But sometimes change can be even worse than the status quo.
Turks voted for change four years ago, as a statement against corruption. Yet when they voted out the old politicians, they were not endorsing political Islam via the Justice and Development Party that came to power.

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Turkey’s EU accession; Ankara should reach out to China, Japan

Nov 14, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Two things happened last week that are crucial to understanding the realities of the new world order shaping up in and around Turkey.
First, the European Commission’s much-anticipated annual Turkey report was made public, stating that unless Turkey fully recognizes Greek Cyprus in less than two months, accession talks will come to a hold. With this final push on Cyprus, Europeans should be expecting Turkey to voluntarily withdraw its pursuit of EU membership.

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Cultural dynamics; Turning pages in U.S., Turkey

Nov 7, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Voters head to the polls today after weeks of obsessive punditry, predictions and attempts to make broad statements about how various groups will cast their ballots.

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Cultural dynamics; Turning pages in U.S., Turkey

Nov 7, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Voters head to the polls today after weeks of obsessive punditry, predictions and attempts to make broad statements about how various groups will cast their ballots.
Will evangelicals vote Republican? Will Muslims choose Democrats? How will Hispanics with whom President Bush has made significant inroads cast their ballots? Or will they choose to stay at home? What’s more, is it fair to focus on ethnic and religious differences of people to predict how they will make up their minds at the ballot box? Why is there such a growing trend all around the world?

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