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Turkey’s Birthday Revelers Dispersed With Tear Gas

Eki 30, 2012 | Turkey’s Birthday Revelers Dispersed With Tear Gas için yorumlar kapalı

Demonstrators run as police use tear gas to disperse them in central Ankara October 29, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas ) The first “spring” in a majority-Muslim population came 89 years ago in Turkey. As the successor to the Ottomans, the young Turkish republic rose from the heartland of the Empire with an exceptional geography, positioned strategically among Europe, the Caucasus and the Middle East. […]

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Turkey Held Hostage in Syria

Eki 23, 2012 | Turkey Held Hostage in Syria için yorumlar kapalı

No revolutionary uprising in the Arab world has been as sectarian as the Syrian crisis, but the uniqueness of the Syrian case is partly because it was inevitable for Syria to muddle into this dark religious divide. The most serious split is between the Alawites and the Sunnis. Although there has always been talk of […]

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Syria-Turkey conflict

Eki 17, 2012 | Syria-Turkey conflict için yorumlar kapalı

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Is Egypt’s Trial of NGOs Setback for Democracy?

Eki 1, 2012 | Is Egypt’s Trial of NGOs Setback for Democracy? için yorumlar kapalı

Amid the euphoria of the Tahrir Square revolution last year, the US-Egyptian relationship hit a hard bottom when the Egyptian police raided the Cairo offices of 10 NGOs in December, including four American ones — the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI), Freedom House and the International Center for Journalists. A total of 43 staffers, of which 19 were American citizens, were accused by mismanaging the NGOs by not filing the registration paperwork fully in accordance with Egyptian law, and therefore receiving illegal money from outside the country and spending it illegally on political campaigns.

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