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All Posts Tagged With: "Turkey between East and West"

Kurdish activists and politicians detained in Turkey

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Kurdish activists and politicians detained in Turkey

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the recent detention of Kurdish human rights activists and politicians in southeast Turkey. Yarbil argues that the arrests threaten a fragile reconciliation process.

Posted: January 7, 2010 15:31   Comments: 3
Turkey’s Kurds seek justice for unsolved murders

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Turkey’s Kurds seek justice for unsolved murders

Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers recently traveled to the Kurdish enclave of Diyarbakir in eastern Turkey for a closer look at the allegations that the Turkish government had engaged in a so-called "dirty war" against the Kurds.

Posted: December 16, 2009 14:15   Comments: 35
Ruling threatens reconciliation between Turks and Kurds

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Ruling threatens reconciliation between Turks and Kurds

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, who grew up in Turkey, writes about the experience of reporting from the Kurdish areas of that country. A recent court ruling has reignited clashes between the Kurdish minority and Turkish authorities, and the issue remains a polarizing one in Turkey.

Posted: December 16, 2009 13:23   Comments: 4
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
Ambitious Dane takes the reins at NATO

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Ambitious Dane takes the reins at NATO

As NATO ushers in a new secretary general, the Taliban insurgency is raging in Afghanistan. A NATO resurgence will depend upon the diplomatic skills of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, writes Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven.

Posted: August 5, 2009 08:40   Comments: 0

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