Monthly Archives: September 2012

Convention speech and Erdoğan’s dream

Turkey’s powerful prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will be delivering a keynote speech at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) convention on Sunday, 11 years after he first formed Turkey’s 39th party, in August 2001. His young party … Continue reading

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Iran prime culprit for slashed hajj quotas

As the hajj season, the world’s largest annual gathering of Muslims, looms closer, devout Muslims worldwide have wrongly been billed by Saudi Arabia for something that has nothing to do with them, but rather they are suffering the consequences of … Continue reading

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Role of Iran and Syria in THKP/C terrorism against Turkey

Iran and its ally Syria, both countries knowledgeable on how to wage proxy battles using terrorist groups in other countries, are now revisiting their Turkish assets in terror portfolios they have been investing in for decades. It is a well … Continue reading

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Early warning for Muslim bashing

The violent incidents and mass rallies over a provocative film, apparently made by hard-core Islamophobes in the US and featuring hate filled speech and insults that defame the Prophet of Islam, who is revered by some 1.5 billion Muslims around … Continue reading

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Campaign to repatriate stolen Turkish artifacts

In May, I was in Berlin as part of the German government’s guest program to take a peek at the investigations into the neo-Nazi murders of 10 people, eight of them ethnic Turks. On the last day of our visit, … Continue reading

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Iran’s terror and trade war against Turkey

It is not just the terror card that the overzealous mullah regime in Tehran has resorted to playing openly against Turkey; there is an undeclared economic war being waged by the Persians against Turkish interests, which ultimately aims to cut … Continue reading

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Turkey hails Egypt’s comeback

The return of Egypt to its well-deserved regional role after a brief hiatus amid revolutionary changes that have taken place in this most populous Arab country in the Middle East is certainly a welcome development that is now being hailed … Continue reading

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