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· September, 2008

Stories about Turkey from September, 2008

Ukraine, EU: A Closer Relationship?

The EU's plan to finalize an Association Agreement with Ukraine in 2009 was made public at the EU-Ukraine Summit in Paris on Sept. 9. The media and bloggers greeted it...

Armenia: Turkish Visitors

Unzipped quotes news reports saying that 300 Turkish citizens visited the Genocide Memorial and Museum in Yerevan on the sidelines of this month's World Cup qualifying football match between Armenia...

Yemen: Sixteen People Killed in US Embassy Attack

Sixteen people were killed when the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, was attacked with a car bomb and rockets today. One blogger was minutes away from the explosions.

Turkey: Genocide Stories

Project Common Humanity, a new blog established by researcher and writer Ziya Meral, asks its readers to submit stories of Turks who saved their Armenian neighbors during the 1915 Genocide.

Turkey: “Armenian Istanbul”

Sundry Translations and Other Tangentialia translates Mark Grigorian's LJ entries (RUS – here, here, here) on Istanbul's Armenian dimension.

Russia: Pipeline “Victory”

Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's “major victory on pipelines”: “[…] the Russian government will now have full and uncontested control over pipelines between the Caspian basin and the West...

Turkey: Ads Honoring the Turkish National Soccer Team

Fathers playing fooseball, mothers at tea, and more can be seen in this collection of ads in honor of the Turkish National Soccer Team as complied by Erkan's Field Diary.

Armenia: Relations with Turkey — What Next?

After the historic visit by Turkish president Abdullah Gul to Yerevan at the weekend to watch an Armenia-Turkey World Cup qualifying match with his local counterpart, Serge Sargsyan, Security in...

North Cyprus: The Opera Comes to Town

“One thing that's definitely in short supply here in North Cyprus is opera, so I'm thrilled that no less than 21 opera stars are performing in Kyrenia on September 14th,”...

Turkey: Armenian Sport in the Ottoman Empire

“For the first time in the history of Turkish Olympic Games, two Armenian sportsmen Vahram Papazian and Mkrtich Mkryan represented Ottoman Turkey in the Fifth International Olympic Games in Stockholm...

Turkey: The Secret to Youthful Skin

Carpetblogger shows us the secret to youthful skin: ant egg oil.

Armenia: Football Diplomacy & Relations with Turkey

A number of World Cup qualifying matches were played worldwide on Saturday, but many were interested in what might instead prove to be a historic political rather than sporting event....

Turkey: Diplomacy Via Sports?

Talk Turkey remarks on the historic World Cup qualifier match that will be held between Turkey and Armenia: “Although there have been opposition in Turkey about this historic visit, and...

Turkey: Drawing Parallels to Tough Political Women

Erkan's Field Diary compares vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin to former Turkish Prime Minister Tansu Çiller stating that “she of course confirms a cliché. In order to move up as a...

Armenia: An Unprecedented Football Match

A Fistful of Euros comments on this weekend's World Cup qualifying match between Armenia and Turkey in Yerevan. Although there are no diplomatic relations between the two countries, and as...

Armenia: Nagorno Karabakh Independence Marked, Anti-Turkish Protests Planned

While the international media concerns itself with the two breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia, bloggers reminds their readers that yesterday marked the 17th anniversary of the...

Turkey: Dreading the Ramadan Drums

“Last year, we thought it was an opportunity to experience a Davulcu charming dying cultural tradition. This year, it's 30 days of being woken up by drums beneath our open...

Turkey: Sharing the Same Name

An already controversial Turkish Olympic champion (he publicly prayed after winning the gold) shares the same name as a recently apprehended serial rapist.

About our Turkey coverage

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


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