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Covering customs in Turkey; Do women wearing headscarves need constitutional protection?

Nov 27, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The practice of women wearing headscarves is not unique to Islam. It exists in all Abrahamic religions. Yet in the Judeo-Christian world, it is no longer used by the mainstream to signify religiosity. It does exist and everyone respects it, but in terms of day-to-day life it is seen as an outdated custom – a marker of a different era.

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Brokering Mideast peace; Take Turkey as an example

Nov 20, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The Annapolis meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is destined to make history. But there is already confusion over what kind of history – from the timing to the substance, there are rumblings that the Bush administration’s failed Middle East policies have reached a new level of desperation, that the president is concerned with his legacy and that administration officials are bewildered that they can’t figure out what’s gone wrong.

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Turkey’s unified front; Will it continue to trust the United States?

Nov 6, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“I looked the man in the eye… I was able to get a sense of his soul,” said President Bushafter his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As awkward as it sounded then, Mr. Bush’s soul is precisely what Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan must have been trying to understand at the White House yesterday.

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