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Interview with Dr. Andrew Mango: “Turkey’s Walk from 1923 to 2023: A Critique of the Past and Recent Political Challenges”

Interview with Dr. Andrew Mango: “Turkey’s Walk from 1923 to 2023: A Critique of the Past and Recent Political Challenges”

ResearchTurkey –

August 3, 2012
Interview

Probably, not that many non-Turkish scholars have been read, referred to, admired and criticized by the students of political science and history as well as the not-so-academic followers of politics in Turkey as much and intensely as Dr. Andrew Mango had.

Egypt demands extradition of 3 Hamas militants over support for Sinai terrorists

Egypt demands extradition of 3 Hamas militants over support for Sinai terrorists

Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz and Reuters,

9 August 2012

Egyptian intelligence made a request to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, using senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar as an intermediary, to extradite members of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ paramilitary wing, according to an al-Quds newspaper report on Thursday.

What does Iran get for supporting al-Assad?

What does Iran get for supporting al-Assad?

Tim Lister, CNN News,

8 August 2012

(CNN) -- In public at least, the message was defiant. Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sitting alongside Iran's intelligence chief, proclaimed Tuesday "the determination of the people and government of Syria to cleanse the country of terrorists."

Sinai: Egypt sends reinforcements as offensive builds

Sinai: Egypt sends reinforcements as offensive builds

BBC News,

9 August 2012

Egypt has deployed extra troops, tanks and other armoured vehicles to the Sinai peninsula in an escalation of its military offensive in the area.

The reinforcements follow the killing of 16 border guards by suspected Islamist militants on Sunday.

Victims of Terrorism-by-Mistaken-Identity

Victims of Terrorism-by-Mistaken-Identity

Jonah Blank

August 8, 2012

American Sikhs have often been victims of terrorism-by-mistaken-identity. Because the tenets of the faith require unshorn hair, observant Sikh men generally wear turbans and keep their beards long. Perpetrators of hate-crimes against Sikhs (like the murderer of Arizona gas-station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi, in September 2001) often think they're attacking Muslims. This may not make the slaughter any more or less heinous, but it's another example of hatred flowing from ignorance.

Army’s Giant Spy Blimp Soars Over Jersey Shore in First Flight

Army’s Giant Spy Blimp Soars Over Jersey Shore in First Flight

By David Axe

August 8, 2012 |

On Tuesday, not far from the beaches of New Jersey, was a sight hundreds of millions of dollars and years of development in the making: the Army’s football-field-size robot spy blimp took to the air for the first time at a military base in Lakehurst.

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