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· March, 2008

Stories about Turkey from March, 2008

Jordan: Paris’ Lame Attempt in Turkey

Moey, from Jordan, posts this video of Paris Hilton attempting to belly dance in Turkey.

Slide blocked in Turkey

A Turkish court banned access to Slide, the maker of social networking widgets, for “harboring pictures and articles that are considered to be insulting to Ataturk”.

Kurds Attacked on Newroz

Kurdish blogger Goran reports on Syrian and Turkish attacks on Kurds celebrating Newroz, a traditional festivity which marks the beginning of spring.

Iraq at Five: The World Reacts

Today, March 19, marks five years of "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Initially a plan to oust Saddam Hussein and "end the war before it started," the war in Iraq continues to...

Turkey: Armenian Hanging Clarification

Blogian posts a clarification on his site following information that the photos depicting what were initially described as the hanging of Armenians in Erzurum were in fact the hanging of...

Turkey: Pepsi or Coke?

“When you go to your favorite restaurant (even if it's a fast food one — I know you're out there), do you insist on a Coke or Pepsi, and are...

Turkey: Raising Murderers

Following on from photographs of young children watching mock hangings of Armenians in the Turkish city of Erzurum, Blogian comments on concerns expressed by some Turkish columnists that the nation...

Turkey: Mock Armenian Hangings

Blogian posts some disturbing photographs of the celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Turkish liberation of Erzurum. Claimed by both Armenians and Turks, the city featured re-enactments of the...

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