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Babylon & BeyondHuge gas fields discovered recently under the Mediterranean seabed have raised high hopes in Israel, a small, high-consumption country seeking alternative energy resources and a greater degree of independence from imports. In a different geopolitical...
Babylon & BeyondWhen protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square heard President Hosni Mubarak's natioanl address, in which he refused to step down, many took off their shoes and waved them in the air. "The message of the shoes is clear," British blogger k2p......
Associated PressIsraeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead. Bloodied passengers sprawled on the...
Tags: Israel, Demonstration, Ban Ki-moon, Politics, Terrorism
Associated PressANKARA, Turkey -- The Turk who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from prison on Monday after more than 29 years behind bars and proclaimed that he was a messenger of God and that the world will end in this century. Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, waved to...
Tags: Russia, Vatican City, Jesus Christ, Documentary (genre), Crimes
VARTAN OSKANIAN is minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Armenia.ANKARA HAS LET a rare moment pass. Three weeks after the assassination of acclaimed Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, it appears the Turkish authorities have grasped neither the message of Hrant's life nor the significance of his death. In the...
Tags: Human Rights, Genocide, Death, Politics, Arts and Culture
Turkish-American relations are in crisis. But the House resolution declaring the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide is only one cause -- and that's just a sideshow. Turkish-American relations have been deteriorating for years, and the root...
Tags: Iran, Israel, Genocide, European Union, Democracy
LAST WEEK, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) engaged in what has become a biannual congressional ritual: Introducing a nonbinding resolution instructing the president of the United States to call Turkey's Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a genocide....
Tags: Genocide, Politics, Democratic Party, Crimes, White House
"They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
In his Blowback, "My party is good for Turkey," Egemen Bagis does what can only be described as a hatchet job on Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Bagis, who is a foreign policy...
Special to The TimesThe Turkish government cautioned Thursday that it alone would decide whether to launch a major assault into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels, striking a defiant note as a high-ranking Iraqi delegation arrived in Ankara and U.S. ambassador to Iraq...
Tags: Death, Politics, National Security, Abdullah Gul, Baghdad (Iraq)
Special to The TimesTurkish jets bombed several villages in northern Iraq early Sunday in the most aggressive action in years against Kurdish rebels who take sanctuary in the Kurdistan border region of Iraq. Local officials said at least one civilian was killed and several...
Special to The TimesKurdish separatists said Monday that they would stop their cross-border attacks on Turkish forces if the Ankara government dropped its threats to launch an offensive on their remote mountain enclaves in Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkey, stung by a weekend raid by...
Tags: David Petraeus, Iran, Jalal Talabani, Genocide, Saddam Hussein
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