Abductions of Turkish Citizens in Lebanon. Turks might begin to realize what they are up to… A FP roundup…

Ankara issues travel warning to Lebanon after abductions

from Hurriyet Daily News
Ankara issues a warning for Turkish citizens against travelling to Lebanon after the latest abductions as one kidnapped Turk calls on Turkish gov?t for help


Turkey can take no more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: FM

from Yahoo news
Istanbul, Aug. 20 (Xinhua-ANI): Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that his country cannot take more than 100, 000 Syrian refugees and proposes a UN buffer zone inside Syria to shelter them.


EU silent on chapter readiness

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan?s claim that all of Turkey?s 35 EU chapters are ready to be opened and closed thanks to his government?s recent reforms fails to receive any response from the 27-state union


?Gender issues: Europe?s main challenge to internalizing Islam?

from Hurriyet Daily News
As European culture becomes more secularized, the biggest point of contention about Islam in Europe is striking a balance between the sacred and the profane, Professor Hakan Yılmaz says.


Turkey: Ankara Getting Sucked into the Region’s Sectarian Divide? | EurasiaNet.org

Super turbo state Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
A year ago the German magazine Stern described Turkey as ?Turbo-Staat Türkei? (Turbo State Turkey), a reflection of the country?s vibrant economy ?

The paper war

from Hurriyet Daily News
According to statements made following U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?s visit to Turkey, the two countries


The paradox of Turkish foreign policy

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish media naturally highlighted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?s flattering remarks concerning Turkey?s role in Syria ..

Kurdish campaign in Turkey provides useful distraction for Syria

from Yahoo news

Kurdish militants, who?ve been at war with the Turkish state for the past 30 years, tried out a new tactic this summer. As they cut the main road from the? Click to Continue »

Turkey?s Kurds: Violent times | The Economist

by Turkish Digest
Turkey?s Kurds
Violent times
A worrying escalation of violence in Turkey?s mainly Kurdish south-east

Aug 18th 2012 | ANKARA

Alawites in Syria and Alevis in Turkey: Crucial Differences :: Gatestone Institute

by Turkish Digest
Alawites in Syria and Alevis in Turkey: Crucial Differences


Hamburg becomes first to legalize Muslim feast

from Hurriyet Daily News
Authorities in Hamburg have become the first in Germany to officially recognize Islamic holidays so Muslim employees and students can observe them at home.

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