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Identity and the new constitution

Andrew Finkel offers a subtle analysis of state definitions of national identity in Turkey on the blog, Latitude this week. The idea behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s famous dictum, “How happy is the one who says ‘I am a Turk,’” seemed … Continue reading

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Arrest Made in Samatya Attacks

In January, Amnesty expressed concern that Turkish authorities had dismissed the possibility of racial motivation prematurely in a string of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.  It called on “Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial … Continue reading

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Who Murdered Sakine Cansız?

Reposted from Amnesty International – USA’s blog, Human Rights Now: On the night of January 9, three women were murdered in the offices of the Kurdistan Information Office in Paris.   According to press accounts, the three were killed execution style, … Continue reading

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A Dark Christmas for Armenians in Turkey

A shadow hangs over the Armenian community of Istanbul as it celebrates Christmas this January 6.  On December 28, one of its oldest members, Maritsa Küçük, was brutally murdered in her home. Details of the murder are still limited, but … Continue reading

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