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· August, 2008

Stories about Turkey from August, 2008

Turkey: Questions on Their Nuclear Program

Kurdish blogger Rasti questions the motives behind Turkey's nuclear program: “Although there has been no official proof that Turkey is actively building a nuclear weapons, some experts on Turkey's nuclear...

Egypt: A protest for Turkish TV series Nour

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia, wrote her reactions regarding the recent news stating that a group of high class Egyptian ladies led a protest all over Marina against the Imam of Marina’s...

Northern Cyprus: Similarities with Georgia?

While discussing the plight of unrecognized states, blog Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus states that “If Russia does decide to recognize Georgia’s two separatist regions, they’d be in a diplomatic...

Armenia: Opposition Truce

Unzipped commends the opposition in Armenia for deciding to postpone planned street protests and other political actions ahead of next week's historic football match with Turkey in Yerevan. The move...

Turkey: YouTube Un-blocked?

Several Turkish bloggers are reporting the lifting of the YouTube ban in Turkey, including Internation Musings, however it may take up to 72 hours for Turkish web users to see...

Turkey: Bloggers Banning Themselves?

If you are a long-time follower of the Turkish blogosphere you will have undoubtedly heard about the Turkish ban on Wordpress....and the periodic bans on YouTube, and on the social-networking...

Russia: The Beach Cossack Cometh

Carpetblogger writes about and reflects over the invasion of Russian holidaymakers to Turkish beach resorts such as Antalya.

Georgia War: The Pipeline That Was Not Bombed

Eternal Remont comments on one of the apparently erroneous stories picked up by the media, namely the alleged Russian bombing of the crucial BTC-pipeline, which BP & co – running...

Armenia: Oil, Genocide and Obama

Voices Without Votes takes a look at why many Armenians at home and abroad support U.S. Presidential Election Democratic Party Candidate Barack Obama and how Azerbaijanis and Turks are responding...

Turkey: Dailymotion blocked

Access to the french video-sharing website has been blocked in Turkey since August 2nd 2008. According to Erkan Saka, an Istanbul-based blogger, “the decision to ban the site came...

Armenia: Turkish Football Fans

Ahead of September's historic football match between estranged neighbors Armenia and Turkey, Unzipped comments on rumors circulating in Yerevan that as many as 10,000 Turkish football fans might descend on...

Jordan: Noor and Muhannad T-shirts Unacceptable

From Jordan, Tololy finds it unacceptable that t-shirts for children are on sale, featuring the actors in a popular Turkish soap opera, Noor and Muhannad, that has been dubbed into...

Syria: Red Carpet Reception for Muhannad

Mohammad Online [Ar], from Syria, is annoyed with the red carpet reception a visiting Turkish actor has received in his country. For more on this story, click here.

Iraq: Hello Turkey!

Iraqi blogger Najma, who writes in A Star from Mosul, is finally in Turkey – where she is enjoying a well-deserved break.

About our Turkey coverage

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

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