Tag Archives: Istanbul

Could this be a real Turkish Spring?

The “Arab Spring” uprising was originally intended to oust dictatorships and bring in democracy. Unfortunately it rapidly turned into a nightmarish winter with the rise of Islamists, sometimes through the very democracy that the protestors were demanding. But could the … Continue reading

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The Rachel Corrie court case and media repercussions

Rachel Corrie, an American citizen, belonged to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), volunteering in Gaza at the height of the Second Intifada. She was accidentally run over and killed by an IDF bulldozer, and the ISM and Corrie’s family have … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities – Istanbul vs. Jerusalem (Part II)

Continuing on from my post of yesterday, Turkish journalist Burak Bekdil has published a second article in his two-part series comparing the legal and political statuses of Jerusalem and Istanbul, or more generally Israel and Turkey.  This article too is … Continue reading

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