“a 60-year alliance shows signs of crumbling…”Turkey hits bottom in OECD gender equality… Dispatches from Turkey…

washingtonpost.com – Oct 29 – The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are starting to question whether the two countries still can be considered…
Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) October 29, 2014, p. 1 Istanbul ‘Turkey is still the lowest performing country from the OECD on the overall Index,’ reads the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Gender Gap 2014 report. Turkey has shown slight improvement in narrowing its wide gender gap, though it still languishes in the lower reaches of the

ISTANBUL, Turkey—Istanbul University is more than 700 miles away from the Syrian front lines.

But these days tensions from the bloody civil war can be felt on the leafy campus.

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Policy Analysis (Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies) October 2014 Emad Y. Kaddorah * Turkey is facing critical choices over immediate military intervention in its own backyard.[1] It can either respond to escalating calls and demands for direct intervention; prioritize its own reading of the internal and regional developments and put its national interests
SWP Comments, 2014/C 44, October 2014, 7 Pages                                        Deutsch Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Günter Seufert * European and American commentators warn that Turkey is drifting back into authoritarianism, citing excessive police violence against demonstrators, restrictions on freedom
Gulf News (UAE) Monday, October 27, 2014, p. A4 By Mohammad Akef Jamal * This has begun to worry more than one country in the region wary of the international campaign by the US against the extremists. Wars waged by Daesh ( Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) in both Syria and Iraq have
France Inter, mardi 28 octobre 2014 Un jour dans le monde  par Nicolas Demorand L’image était saisissante, celle des djihadistes de l’Etat islamique hissant leur drapeau noir sur une colline de Kobané. Le contre-champ de cette image était lui aussi saisissant : les militaires et les blindés turcs, l’arme au pied, ne faisant rien pour

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