· May, 2008

Stories about Turkey from May, 2008

Armenia: Bigoted Journalism

Blogian comments on the misrepresentation of the words of a journalist partly of Turkish descent speaking in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, by the local pro-opposition A1 Plus news agency. The blog says that a combination of factors such as anti-Turkish sentiment and sexism might have something to do with what...

Armenia: Historic Football Match

Unzipped says that a football match staged in Armenia between the country's Under-19 football team and one from Turkey was a historic occasion. Although neighbors, Armenia and Turkey have not established diplomatic relations.

Armenia: Royal Visit to Turkey

Unzipped covers the Queen and Prince Philip's first visit to Turkey since 1971. As the official state visit has been taken as signifying the importance of Anglo-Turkish relations, the blog makes reference to concerns that it could also impact on the international campaign to have the 1915 massacre and deportation...

Armenia: Iranian Trade Relations

The Armenian Economist reports on the state of trade between Armenia and Iran. The specialist blog says that actual economic turnover between the two countries is very low and pales into insignificance when compared with the amount of trade between Iran and Turkey.

Middle East: Police Meet Workers on May 1

  2 May 2008

May Day is the day workers around the world rally for better working conditions and higher wages. In the Middle East, bloggers mark the day with posts and photographs reporting what happened, what the day means for them, and why it is a reason for celebration.

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