Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19698/all en Israel warns foreign journalists not to participate in Gaza flotilla http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110626/israel-warns-journalists-not-participa <p> Journalists said they should be allowed to cover a legitimate news story, but Israel said that the media would be involved in an illegal breach of its naval blockade of a hostile territory ruled by a terrorist group</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110626/israel-warns-journalists-not-participa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Greece Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Turkey Conflict Zones War Europe Ireland Israel and Palestine Middle East Turkey Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5660662 at http://www.globalpost.com Region loses patience with Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/region-loses-patience-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turkish foreign minister in Damascus to deliver “decisive message”. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Annasofie Flamand and Hugh Macleod </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As Turkey&rsquo;s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today both parties are under pressure. The Turks will convey to Assad that they mean business when they ask him to stop his security forces attacking civilians. As for Assad he will have to convince the Turks that he is serious about reforms and dialogue.</p> <p> But that will be difficult. In the past Syria has promised much and delivered precious little and losing it&rsquo;s friendship with Turkey would leave it isolated, with only Iran as a friend.</p> <p> However, rather than taking a reconciliatory attitude, Syria has assumed a defiant position. On Sunday Davutoglu was warned by advisors to Assad that he &ldquo;<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/08/us-turkey-syria-idUSTRE7773J320110808">would be given short shrift</a>&rdquo;. The warning came after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said his minister would deliver a &quot;decisive message,&quot; having seen past efforts to halt the violence, which activists say has now killed over 2,000 people, ignored.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/region-loses-patience-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syria Turkey World Leaders Diplomacy Middle East Turkey The Casbah Tue, 09 Aug 2011 17:24:10 +0000 Annasofie Flamand and Hugh Macleod 5672784 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE: Turkish military kill 49 Kurdish rebels in large offensive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111020/report-turkey-sends-10000-troops-against-kurdish-rebels <p> Turkish President Abdullah G&uuml;l descibed the military offensive as retribution to the PKK-led attack that left at least 24 Turkish soldiers dead</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111020/report-turkey-sends-10000-troops-against-kurdish-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Kurdistan kurds Turkey Conflict Zones Military War Iraq Middle East Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:51:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5678751 at http://www.globalpost.com Earthquake survivors protest in eastern Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111110/earthquake-survivors-protest-eastern-turkey <p> Protestors in eastern Turkey called for the resignation of the provincial governor over what they say are insufficient relief efforts, Al Jazeera reported.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111110/earthquake-survivors-protest-eastern-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Turkey Aid Middle East Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:28:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5680962 at http://www.globalpost.com Tens of thousands protest in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111113/tens-thousands-protest-syria <p> Tens of thousands of Syria&rsquo;s supporters gathered Sunday in Damascus to protest the Arab League&rsquo;s decision to suspend the country&rsquo;s membership over the government&rsquo;s violent crackdown on dissenters, the Associated Press reported.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111113/tens-thousands-protest-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arab league Arab Spring Syria Turkey World Leaders War Politics Middle East Sun, 13 Nov 2011 17:19:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5681195 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey to Syria: 'No regime can survive by killing or jailing' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111115/turkey-no-regime-can-survive-killing-or-jailing <p> Turkey has become Syria&rsquo;s latest neighbor to voice disapproval against the regime&rsquo;s violent government crackdown on the opposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111115/turkey-no-regime-can-survive-killing-or-jailing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syria Turkey Conflict Zones Politics Middle East Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:05:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5681376 at http://www.globalpost.com France and Turkey in war of words over Armenian genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/france-and-turkey-war-words-over-armenian-genocide France and Turkey in war of words over Armenian genocide<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/france-and-turkey-war-words-over-armenian-genocide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian genocide Erdogan France Home Le Monde Liberation Regions Sarkozy Turkey World Leaders Zaman France Europe Politics Turkey Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:56:02 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5685038 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria and Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/syria-and-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> War of words on British left over how to deal with Syrian uprising against Assad regime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Guardian is well-known as a newspaper on the left of the political spectrum. As a sideline, and wholly unrelated to his work for the paper, The Guardian&#39;s Middle East editor Brian Whitaker runs the website al-Bab, to &quot;introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity - fascinating though it may be.&quot;</p> <p> It is worth checking out al-Bab from time to time but <a href="http://www.al-bab.com/blog/2012/blog1201.htm#syria_and_the_zioamerican_plot">today</a> especially so. Whitaker introduced me to a new term &quot;Zio-American plot.&quot; That&#39;s what Syria&#39;s official news agency calls the uprising against the Assad regime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/syria-and-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assad Ba'ath party Brian Whitaker Britain Brookings Institution Home neo-cons neo-conservatism Recep Tayyip Erdogan Regions Syria The Guardian Turkey zio-American zionism Americas Europe Middle East Turkey United Kingdom United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:20:44 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686442 at http://www.globalpost.com Unveiled in Turkey: Vogue for the veiled http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/unveiled-turkey-vogue-the-veiled <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alâ, a new magazine for the modern, fashion-conscious Muslim woman, is proving that veils can still be avant-garde. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Roze Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I am a sucker for a good religious double-standard.</p> <p> So I was overjoyed to see that the <a href="http://www.turkishnews.com/en/content/2012/01/29/ala-turkish-fashion-magazine-created-for-women-who-wear-headscarves/">new Turkish magazine Al&acirc;</a> &mdash; the so-called Vogue for the veiled &mdash; has been doing so well. With only six issues under its belt, the magazine has been so successful that it&#39;s needed to increase circulation multiple times.</p> <p> Each issue today sells about 30,000 pieces, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093129/Al--Turkish-fashion-magazine-created-women-wear-headscarves.html">the Daily Mail reports.</a></p> <p> Al&acirc;, which is&nbsp;Turkish for &quot;the most beautiful of the beautiful,&quot; only shows models in headscarves and only advertises clothing that conforms to Islamic customs. The magazine was started last year by a 31-year-old devout Muslim, Ibrahim Burak Birer, in order to fight the &quot;dictate of nudity&quot; seen in other magazines.</p> <p> &ldquo;Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, it&#39;s all about sex and naked skin,&rsquo; <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093129/Al--Turkish-fashion-magazine-created-women-wear-headscarves.html">Birer said in the Daily Mail</a>. &ldquo;The motto is that sex sells. But we, and millions of women around the world, believe that fashion can also be different.&rdquo;</p> <p> And in Al&acirc;, described as the avant-garde of &lsquo;veiled&rsquo; fashion, fashion truly is different.</p> <p> Veils do, after all, come in a variety of beautiful colors and materials, and one never has to worry about a bad hair day.</p> <p> The main problem is that the more attractive the hijab, the more attractive the models generally look in it. And the other way around. Some of the women portrayed in the magazine &mdash; with their beguiling, smoky eyes and slightly open mouths &mdash; look outright (do I dare say it?) sexy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/unveiled-turkey-vogue-the-veiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hijab religious double standard Travel/Tourism Turkey vogue for the veiled Entertainment World Religion Offbeat Turkey Wanderlust Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:04:00 +0000 Iva Roze Skoch 5689670 at http://www.globalpost.com Cargo ship sinks off Turkish coast, 10 missing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/120131/cargo-ship-sinks-turkish-coast-10-missing <p> The 10 missing are believed to be Polish crew members. Two other crew were rescued during the search operation and taken to hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/120131/cargo-ship-sinks-turkish-coast-10-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Turkey Europe Turkey Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:53:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689748 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarkozy orders new genocide law after top court rules bill unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120228/sarkozy-orders-new-genocide-law-after-top-court-rules-bill <p> French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told his government to draft a new law making it a crime to publicly deny the Ottoman Empire&rsquo;s genocide of Armenians, following the striking down of a previous bill on Tuesday by France&rsquo;s Constitutional Court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120228/sarkozy-orders-new-genocide-law-after-top-court-rules-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe France Turkey France Europe Turkey Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:16:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693919 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Helicopter crash kills 12 NATO troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120316/afghanistan-helicopter-crash-kills-12-nato-troops <p> The cause of the crash has not yet been established, and a NATO official said there had been no reports of insurgent activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120316/afghanistan-helicopter-crash-kills-12-nato-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Turkey Turkey Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:13:48 +0000 Luke Browne 5696357 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish ex-army chief Ilker Basbug goes on trial for 'terrorism' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/120326/turkish-ex-military-chief-ilker-basbug-goes-trial-terrorism <p> Ilker Basbug is the highest-ranking officer to face charges over ties to the hard-line nationalist Ergenekon network, which prosecutors say tried to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan&rsquo;s government in 2003.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/120326/turkish-ex-military-chief-ilker-basbug-goes-trial-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Turkey Turkey Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:20:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5697718 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey passes controversial school reform bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/120331/turkey-passes-controversial-school-reform-bill <p> The education reform bill extends compulsory education from eight to 12 years, but also allows children as young as 10 to attend religious &ldquo;imam hatip&rdquo; schools, which were originally set up to train Islamic clerics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/120331/turkey-passes-controversial-school-reform-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Turkey Europe Turkey Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:40:10 +0000 Luke Browne 5698663 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey starts drilling for oil in northern Cyprus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120426/turkey-starts-drilling-oil-northern-cyprus <p> At Thursday&#39;s opening ceremony, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the well &ndash; named &ldquo;Turkish homeland&rdquo; &ndash; would be the first of a &ldquo;drilling package&rdquo; on Cyprus and would be &ldquo;a cause for peace&rdquo; on the island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120426/turkey-starts-drilling-oil-northern-cyprus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyprus Turkey Business Europe Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:54:57 +0000 Luke Browne 5702027 at http://www.globalpost.com