Turkey’s missed opportunity

OPINION by David Lepeska – Four score and a dozen years ago, when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk forged a new republic from the detritus of a fallen empire, he chose as its capital not the great, storied metropolis of Constantinople, but Ankara, hoping to unite his people in the Turkish heartland[…]

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Peace rally bombing raises tensions in Turkey

The bomb blasts in Ankara which killed 97 people at a peace rally on Saturday have raised tensions in Turkey, just three weeks before snap elections are due on November 1. In the predominantly southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Sunday, demonstrators condemned the attack and called for peace. The[…]

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