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Strange Bedfellows

The tumultuous events of the past few months have left onlookers wondering just how natural gas has emerged as the …

Pointing the Finger

hedef göstermek [heh-DEF geuh-stair-MEK] v. to denounce, to point the finger at; v. a means of informing the public favoured …

Erdogan’s Triumph

When the early seventeenth century Sultan Ahmet I ordered architects to build Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, he first commissioned an extra …

Provincial Hero

The far from liberal leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has managed to capture the minds of Turks and westerners alike. His exaggerated public image as a people’s champion from humble beginnings has obscured some of his more treacherous policies. A worrying transformation is taking place, and one that somewhat mirrors the policies of Russia’s Vladimir Putin in which, with the support of the people, the promise of glory and power take precedence over the democracy.