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· July, 2008

Stories about Turkey from July, 2008

Turkey is Typing….Bomb Blasts in Istanbul

While the city of Istanbul enjoyed itself with a Metallica concert, the party died down with the news of a bombing in the Istanbul neighborhood of Güngören, leaving at least...

Arabeyes: Head Over Heels for Muhannad

A strange phenomenon has gripped the Arab world and Arabs seem to agree on something. It is an infatuation with a Turkish soap opera, dubbed in Arabic, and its stunning...

Turkey: Disgusting Bombings

“Every news channel right now is running the breaking news on Istanbul’s bomb blasts, in what the city governor calls a ‘terrorist attack.’ Whoever did it, and whatever message they...

Turkey: First Gay Honour Killing Victim

Turkish Erkan's field dairy posts and photograph and news article of a young man who has now become known as Turkey's first gay honour killing victim.

Bahrain: Obsessed with a Turkish soap opera

A Turkish soap opera, Noor, has become a hit in the Arab world, with reports of fights and even divorces occurring because of the obsession of many women with the...

Armenia/Turkey: Reconciliation?

Unzipped says that while the first 100 days of the new Armenian president, Serge Sargsyan, were a missed opportunity to implement major changes in the country, they were notable for...

Turkey:Ants and Earthquakes?

Metroblogging Istanbul reports on a Turkish researcher who believes that by observing ant behavior that earthquakes can be predicted up to 24-hours in advance.

Turkey: Freedom Train

“My main objection is why the newspaper needs such a campaign,” writes Erkan's Field Diary in response to a recent “Freedom Train” campaign started by the Hürriyet newspaper to draw...

Turkey is Typing…Terrorists and Other Threats to the Nation

The past two weeks have been tough for the Republic of Turkey as they have been dealing with enemies from within. On July 9th, a terrorist attack on the US...

Armenia: Relations With Turkey

The Armenian Observer comments on new moves to promote dialogue with Turkey. The two countries have no diplomatic relations and the border remains closed. However, the blog notes that the...

Armenia: Genocide Literature

The Armenian Odar comments on a blog post dealing with literature on Genocide. In a second post, the same blog provides information on a book by a Turkish Human Rights...

Armenia: Political Football

Unzipped comments on an opinion piece by Armenia's new president published by the Wall Street Journal in which Serge Sargsyan hopes that September's Armenia-Turkey football World Cup qualifying match in...

Kurdistance: Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

Where have all the Kurdish bloggers gone?, asks Deborah Ann Dilley, in this post that revisits the beginnings of Kurdish blogosphere coverage on Global Voices and examines the whereabouts of...

Armenia/Turkey: Cultural Overlaps

Writing on the blog of the US-based Ari Foundation, Selvin Akkus comments on the current state of Armenian-Turkish relations. The blogger says that despite the lack of political will from...

About our Turkey coverage

Arzu Geybullayeva is the Turkey editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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