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Being heard on campus; There’s free speech and there’s freely speaking

Sep 25, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at Columbia University made me think about freedom of speech on America’s college campuses.

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The energy matrix; Turkey is key connector

Sep 18, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In the eyes of President Bush, for he believes he has made the right decision to invade Iraq, his speech on Thursday did not acknowledge any change in strategy. “The success of a free Iraq is critical to the security of the United States,” he said. “A free Iraq will counter the destructive ambitions of Iran.” But Mr. Bush’s ongoing belief in the mission stands at odds with the perception of reality in Iraq on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Setting the stage for civil war?; Dangerous consequences of a pullout from Iraq

Sep 11, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Today marks the sixth anniversary of al Qaeda’s attack on America. In the aftermath of September 11, as the country was shocked and New York and Washington were sifting through the rubble, President Bush promised the nation that “[t]he people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.” Unfortunately, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden continues to be heard in many ways as well. Analysts agree that bin Laden’s latest taped message, the first after three silent years, is less significant for its content than for its timing. Bin Laden continues to pop up to inflame people’s exasperation with the war by talking about how events in Iraq have gotten “out of control.” “[T]he innocence of yours is like my innocence of the blood of your sons on the 11th – were I to claim to such a thing,” he said.

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Blatant corruption; Will Turks push the broom?

Sep 5, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Some stories are not told often enough. Yet the rumors and the whispers of them remain steady in silence. They smell deeply for anyone suspicious but remain in shallow darkness of fear. Those are the stories related to corruption and bribery: the networking between the government and the private sector.

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