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It is very unfortunate to observe a physical attack against the leader of the main opposition party Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. We all know that one thing is certain. This attack has made it crystal clear that the long-standing political polarization in the country can bring rather dangerous outcomes. The harsh rhetoric adopted by the political figures… » read more

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The “Post Modern Coup”

The coup known as “post modern coup” is a milestone in Turkish democracy history, as it divided the political islamist actors (National Outlook) into two different camps and one of them has turned into a party now known as the AK Party.… In 1997, a soft coup broke out in Turkey known as the February… » read more

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Khojaly Genocide

        On 26 February in 1992, a brutal operation broke out in Azerbaijan.The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries (Azerbaijan and Armenia) began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the… » read more

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      Sultan Abdulhamid II had been the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Sultan Abdulhamid had been the 113th caliphate of Islam. During the 33 years of his rule (1876-1909), Abdulhamid had faced serious internal and external challenges. Sultan Abdulhamid had lost his throne after the March Incident in 1909 ( A palace… » read more

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      The Hugo Chaves adiministration had been the golden years of Venezuela. Iti s known that, the rule of Hugo Chaves had been subjected to many military coup attempts because Chaves did not welcome foreign companies and he made the natural resources gain national identity. Chaves had the support of poor majority and… » read more

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On 24 January 1993, Ugur Mumcu, the investigative journalist, who had brought corruption cases and mafia-politics links into daylight, died when he started the engine of his car, which then exploded in front of his house in Ankara, fragmenting his body into pieces. Mumcu had been receiving death threats because of the files he had… » read more

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  Leftwingers in Germany commemorate the 100th anniversary of murder of the communist writer and thinker Rosa Luxemburg. Two days ago, it was the death anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919). Rosa Luxemburg is known as a Marxist thinker and a revolutionist. After getting married and moving to Germany, Luxemburg’s ideas had got a major impact… » read more

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    Today is the 745th death anniversary of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. Every year, an international commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of Rumi’s union with God is held in Konya between December 7 and17. What Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi tells us through centuries is first and foremost tolerance and love When we use or hear the… » read more

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Women’s fight for suffrage started early in the 20th century in Ottoman Empire – then ruled by a monarchy – but they faced many other challenges after the country switched to a parliamentary system as they failed to have suffrage added to the new constitution in 1924. Before Atatürk´s reforms, it is known that, peasant… » read more

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