Stories about Turkey from June, 2007
Turkish Amerikan Turk sheds light on a story which could be giving tattoos a real bad name here.
Today's Turkey is Typing takes us through my list of favorite postings this week: from prostitution as a cause of the holocaust, a curse or two, culturicide, bureaucracy and carpet cleaning, a new edition of the guide to Turkish blogs....and a startling omission about what someone would do for love of a 'smoking hot' bod.
The equality of the sexes has been a topic on the fingertips of Turkish bloggers as of late. Even with reforms to the penal code about a woman's right to veil (or not too), a woman's freedom of body, and stricter repercussions for rape, the equality between man and woman in Turkey is still contested. The legacy of Ataturk's secular reforms when the Republic of Turkey was founded has given the country the veneer of female equality...but with probing questions does the polish wear away?
“With the situation between Turkey, the PKK, and Iraqi Kurdistan heating up, with regular engagements between Turkish and PKK forces along the Turco-Iraqi borderlands and the Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Kurdistan regional president Massoud Barzani claiming that a Turkish invasion of Kurdistan “would be first of all an attack...
Algerian blogger Nouri finds it ironic that US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday cautioned Turkey against sending troops into northern Iraq, as it has threatened, to hunt down Kurdish rebels it accuses of carrying out terrorist raids inside Turkey.