Monthly Archives: September 2014

Halki, pope, patriarch and Gülen

The way Turkey’s chief political Islamist and new president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has approached the reopening of the Halki seminary, a school that had trained Eastern Orthodox clergy for the Patriarchate for more than a century until it was forcibly … Continue reading

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Davutoğlu loathes free speech

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision to boycott the judicial year’s opening ceremony by the Supreme Court of Appeals because the head of the union of bar associations, who is critical of Erdoğan’s authoritarian policies, is to be given time to … Continue reading

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