· November, 2008

Stories about Turkey from November, 2008

Armenia: Chess, Karabakh and Turkish Relations

  29 November 2008

West of Igdir comments on the latest developments in Armenia including a second victory for the country in the International Chess Olympiad, speculation over negotiations to resolve the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh and last week's visit to Istanbul by the Foreign Minister.

Armenia: Rahm Emanuel Concerns

  8 November 2008

And Nothing Else Matters [RU] voices its concern with Barrack Obama's choice of Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff. The blog reminds its readers that Emanuel was one of those opposing a bill recognizing the Armenian Genocide which was to be presented to the U.S. Congress last year.

North Caucasus: Circassian girls

  4 November 2008

The Tbilisi Blues pays homage to Circassian girls, apparently among the world's most beautiful women. The blog posts some early photographs of what it calls Moss-haired Girls and says that many were to be found in the harems of Turkish sultans.

Armenia: Defense Spending

  1 November 2008

The Armenian Economist comments on the size of the Armenian military budget and notes that it pales into insignificance compared to that of Azerbaijan and Turkey, the country's traditional foes in the region. The blog wonders if it wouldn't be better to spend more on education and health care instead.

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