Tag Archives: Turkey

Cyprus’ Newest (and Ugliest) Ruins

With the world’s current flash points, it may be easy to forget one of the longest running conflict areas: Cyprus. In 1974, Turkey invaded the island nation–home to Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities, some of them mixed–in response to a Greek-instrumented … Continue reading

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What’s in a Stare?

“I believe the country has been touched by the evil eye. Let us pray for it to go away,” said Turkish actor Necati Şaşmaz, after meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to open a dialog on the protests in … Continue reading

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Turkey and Death: What’s so Funny?

Five Catholic priests shot or stabbed in the last four years. A Kurdish-Turkish singer shot in the head just today. Such violence has created a serious threat to Turkey as her secular government fends off the encroachment of hard-line Islamic … Continue reading

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