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All Posts Tagged With: "Gizem Yarbil"

The view from abroad on the end of the Berlin Wall

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The view from abroad on the end of the Berlin Wall

Read how the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall played out in some parts of the blogosphere today. Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano translates Cuban and Venezuelan bloggers, and Worldfocus contributing blogger Vadim Nikitn writes about why the Global South feels nostalgic for the former Soviet Union.

Posted: November 9, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0
Is polygamy good for women?

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Is polygamy good for women?

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the debate over polygamous marriages in some Muslim countries. Explore a map of polygamy across the globe.

Posted: November 2, 2009 11:04   Comments: 10
Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

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Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:42   Comments: 0
Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

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Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers report on how traditional religion and modern democracy are trying to coexist in Turkey, where growing religious groups are championing Islam's ethical and moral values. Secular critics are branding these religious groups as fundamentalist.

Posted: October 21, 2009 16:11   Comments: 28
Do Islamist groups pose a threat to democracy in Turkey?

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Do Islamist groups pose a threat to democracy in Turkey?

Dr. Ömer Taşpınar and Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil discuss the role of several important conservative religious groups in Turkey, including the Gulen movement, which is the largest, and the Mustazaflar-Der, which is influential in the predominantly Kurdish Southeast.

Posted: October 21, 2009 13:30   Comments: 7
Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

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Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

The relationship between Israel and Turkey received yet another blow when a Turkish television drama airing on a state-owned channel depicted Israeli soldiers as brutal murderers. Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, a native of Turkey, tackles the issue.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:47   Comments: 18
Leveling the gender playing field in Turkey

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Leveling the gender playing field in Turkey

Worldfocus correspondent Gizem Yarbil reported on female soccer players in Turkey and shares how women are pioneering a place in the traditionally male-dominated sports soccer and weightlifting.

Posted: September 11, 2009 13:51   Comments Off on Leveling the gender playing field in Turkey
Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

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Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don't do. But despite religious and cultural resistance, some women players are challenging the norm and taking to the field.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:49   Comments: 19
“Moonwalking” like Michael Jackson in Jerusalem

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“Moonwalking” like Michael Jackson in Jerusalem

Michael Jackson's death brought out a chorus of grief from across the globe. Worldfocus producers grew up listening to his music from their homes around the world -- from Jerusalem to Addis Ababa -- and share their recollections of this truly global star.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:53   Comments: 2
Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

From the Field

Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Turkey. He writes from Istanbul about the country's love for one of its most famed figures, Kemal Ataturk, who appears on everything from office buildings to lapel pins and souvenirs.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:51   Comments: 1

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