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· November, 2007

Stories about Turkey from November, 2007

Russia: Election Through Turkish Eyes

A Turkish perspective on the Russian election – at The Turkish Invasion.

Turkey: Hidden Armenians

Blogian says that 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...

Turkey: Armenian Stories

Myrthe at Internations Musings reviews a book of short stories by Turkish-Armenian writer Jaklin Celik.

Turkey: Military Might

Turkish blogger Murat Altinbasak keeps us abreast with Turkey's aerial military might in this post.

Armenia: Rehumanizing the “Enemy”

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...

Turkey: Anti-Armenian Music Video

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...

Turkey: Insulting Turkishness

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...

Pakistan: A Middle Eastern Perspective

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...

Turkey: Apostasy Isn't a ‘Crime’

“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...

Turkey: Sex and the Muslim Girl

Turkish blogger Metin reflects on sex and the Muslim girl in Turkey.

Russia: Stalin and the Kurds

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.”

Turkey: Free Speech Development

Murat Altinbasak, from Turkey, links to a news article which says that Turkey is “bowing to EU concerns that it overly curbed free speech.”

Iraq: The Slaughter of Armenians Continues

“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...

Wales: Armenian Genocide Memorial, Protest

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...

Armenia: Open Letter

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...

Turkey: No Electrcity and Water

Idil Jans, from Turkey, writes about electricity cuts and water shortages in this post.

Turkey: Republic's 84th Anniversary

Turkey celebrated its 84th Republic Day and Metroblogging Istanbul shows us aspects of the celebration in this post.

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