Stories about Turkey from October, 2009
Armenia: Twitter counters false media report
After a news item in the local press reported that a British MP had been appointed as rapporteur on Armenia and Turkey, Unzipped says that it used Twitter to check the accuracy of the story. Tweeting a question to the MP in question, it turned out that the report was...
Turkey: Obama ‘must show deeds’
Turkish Erkan's Field Dairy writes on Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace: “Mr. Obama gets the Nobel peace prize. I have no problem with Mr. Obama but i feel like there must be more deeds before getting that prize…”
Turkey: Inside the World Bank/IMF Meetings
Having obtained a press pass for the World Bank/IMF Meetings being held this week in Istanbul, Turkey; Erkan's Field Diary gives us a behind the scenes view of the proceedings.
Turkey: Lighting the Eiffel Tower
For the next five days the Eiffel Tower will be lit up in red and white in honor of the Season of Turkey in France. According to The Istanbulian “This nice gesture is a sign of historical friendship between two countries, emphasizing the fact that not all the French people...
Armenia-Turkey: Protests against rapprochement
Days before the foreign ministers of Armenia and Turkey are due to sign two historic protocols likely to establish diplomatic relations between the two neighboring countries, protests against the deal have materialized in the Diaspora. Bloggers comment on the possible rapprochement.