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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkish police on Thursday subdued a man who arrived near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office in the capital Ankara carrying a fake bomb, an official said.
Across the waves lie energy discoveries and deadly conflict
Four female lawmakers in Turkey attended a parliamentary session on Thursday wearing headscarves for the first time in 14 years after a ban on the Islamic dress was lifted in September.
Here's advice to the members of Congress as they are asked to endorse an American-led attack on the government of Syria: Start your consideration by establishing priorities, clarifying what matters most to the country. The Obama administration rightly points to two urgent matters: stopping the Iranian nuclear buildup and maintaining the security of Israel. To these, I add a third: re-establishing the U.S. deterrent credibility laid low by President Obama himself.
Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the safe and reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty.
Tokyo has been considered a slight favorite but has been on the defensive in the final days of the campaign amid mounting concerns about the Fukushima leak.
Israel could be forgiven for having a siege mentality — given that at any moment, old front-line enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders.
Missile strikes make weak presidents feel strong, but accomplish little else
Last summer, when the so-called "Arab Spring" was in full bloom, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey was riding high.
The Turkish criminal courts have increasingly been used to further Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist agenda through hate-speech prosecutions.
In a landmark trial, scores of people — including Turkey's former military chief, politicians and journalists — were convicted on Monday of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government soon after it came to power in 2002.
President Obama is definitely, positively, unquestionably going to nominate Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan — soon.
Mass protests in Brazil and halfway around the world in Turkey are the latest manifestations of the coming of age of a politically aware global middle class that, armed with little more than Twitter and Facebook, is demanding greater government accountability, basic rights and a more equitable distribution of resources.
A commander in one of Iran's volunteer military units said that the world will know when the conflict in Syria ends — it will be marked by the fall of Israel.
Rebellion has shaken Turkey since May 31. Is it comparable to the Arab upheavals that overthrew four rulers since 2011, to Iran's Green Movement of 2009 that led to an apparent reformer being elected president last week, or perhaps to Occupy Wall Street, which had negligible consequences?
In an address to his party's legislators on Tuesday, Erdogan said some European countries should save their appraisals for their own often negative approach to Turkey's membership or for what he called their indifference to events in Syria and Egypt.(AP Photo)
Erdogan has announced a package of proposals aimed at democratic reform that include lifting some restrictions on the use of the Kurdish language, as well as a further step to liberalize the wearing of Islamic headscarves.