Stories about Turkey from November, 2007
A Turkish perspective on the Russian election – at The Turkish Invasion.
Blogian says that Amazon.com has announced the date for the release of the English translation of ”My Grandmother: A Memoir,” a book by Turkish human rights lawyer who discovered her Armenian roots when she was became an adult.
Myrthe at Internations Musings reviews a book of short stories by Turkish-Armenian writer Jaklin Celik.
Turkish blogger Murat Altinbasak keeps us abreast with Turkey's aerial military might in this post.
Blogian quotes from a Turkish newspaper calling for the “‘rehumanization’ of Armenians by Turks and vice verse.” In particular, the Armenian blogger recounts how his Great Grandmother was saved during the Armenian Genocide by a Turkish woman and wonders why there isn't a section for those Turks that saved Armenians...
Unzipped reports that musicians in Turkey are currently on trial for uploading a music clip to YouTube glorifying the murder in Istanbul earlier this year of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist, Hrant Dink. Prosecutors are demanding up to 7.5 years imprisonment for the accused.
A man from the Aegean resort town of Bodrum is facing charges of “insulting the spirit of Turkishness” after being taken into custody by the police Monday for dressing his dog in a t-shirt that said “Turk,” reports Hans A.H.C. de Wit from Istanbul.
What are bloggers in the Middle East saying about the latest developments in Pakistan? The reactions range from launching petitions to stop martial law to satire, from advice to lamenting over badly-timed opportunities.
“Apostasy cannot be considered as a crime in today's world. It is, indeed, a natural right. People should have the right to believe or disbelieve in Islam,” writes Turkish blogger Mustafa Akyol.
Turkish blogger Metin reflects on sex and the Muslim girl in Turkey.
Window on Eurasia writes about “the tangled history of Moscow’s involvement with the Kurds during World War II and in the last years of Stalin’s reign.”
Murat Altinbasak, from Turkey, links to a news article which says that Turkey is “bowing to EU concerns that it overly curbed free speech.”
“Let’s just forget about those million and a half Armenians slaughtered in Turkey in 1915. For a moment. Instead, let’s talk about the slaughter of Armenians – in 2007. In Iraq. Right now,” writes Greg Palast, who links to a podcast, which also features Sureya Sayadi, who speaks out against...
Unzipped reports on the unveiling of a monument to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. Attending was James in Turkey who expresses concerns with the eviction of Turkish journalists from the event.
Following on from an Open Letter to the Armenian Diaspora by Turkish writer and blogger Mustafa Akyol on the subject of the Armenian Genocide, Raffi K at Life in Armenia responds in kind with his own addressed to Turks. Believing that the events of 1915-17 were Genocide, the blogger writes...
Idil Jans, from Turkey, writes about electricity cuts and water shortages in this post.
Turkey celebrated its 84th Republic Day and Metroblogging Istanbul shows us aspects of the celebration in this post.