· March, 2007

Stories about Turkey from March, 2007

Afghanistan: 800 Years of Rumi

  30 March 2007

Bonnie Boyd notes that Rumi, the famous poet often associated with Sufism who was born in what is now Afghanistan, was born 800 years ago and she reports on a celebration of his work that took place in Washington, DC.

Turkey is Typing….the Weekly Favorites

  28 March 2007

So rather than stay with one particular topic or theme in this weekly, I thought that I would just give you the insights into my top Turkish blog posts of this week. Let's begin with my favorite short post of the week from Ignore Me if You Can: I’m going...

Kurdistance: Newroz

  21 March 2007

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of the “New Year” or Newroz for the Kurdish people. The holiday is not limited to just the Kurds as cultures from Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Albania, India, Turkey, Zanzibar, and from various countries of Central...

Turkey is Typing….Business and Travel

  20 March 2007

What I thought were the interesting blog posts this week all seemed to revolve around business and travel. I think that it is the coming of spring that makes me what to run away from ordinary life. Of course, if you wish to run away to say…Turkey…blogger Talk Turkey has...

Turkey is Typing: You Tube “Should I Stay or Should I Go”

  13 March 2007

Last week Global Voices reported on the temporary ban the Republic of Turkey put on media site YouTube. The background of the issue stems from a single video posted by a Greek accusing the founder of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as being gay. In response to this video, which was...

Egypt: Turkey Bans YouTube

  9 March 2007

Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey reports that Turkey has blocked YouTube for hosting videos that insulted Kemal Attaturk. “The model secular Islamic state everyone,” he remarks.

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