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Albright had it right; Of headscarves and hegemony

Jul 15, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In principle, U.S. foreign policy toward Turkey is consistent whether Republicans or Democrats are in office. The particulars of Turkey’s democracy, however, sometimes tests the relationship. The role of the Turkish military, as guardian of secularism, also defines the country’s unique understanding of democracy. In recent memory, Turkish armed forces have attempted to intervene in politics twice – on Feb. 28, 1997, and April 27, 2007. Both times, they came close to the brink of a coup because Islamic fundamentalism posed a threat to secular democracy. Both times, the headscarf issue spawned the intervention.

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Sorry History

Jul 1, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Over the course of centuries, many groups of people have claimed to be “chosen” by God. But the Jews are the only ones targeted for it, argues Avi Beker, the former Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress. In his wisely researched, well-documented new book, “The Chosen,” Mr. Beker, a visiting professor at Georgetown University, compiles all the stereotypes, conspiracy theories and accusations about Jews throughout history.

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