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June 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Political protests continue in Turkey

Protests are part of democracy People stand and read books during a silent protest at Taksim Square on June 20, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests began in May, with environmentalists upset over plans to build in Gezi Park, and has grown into a broader demonstration against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government. [Baris Acarli/Getty Images] Having met…


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April 1, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Obama mediates resolution between Israel and Turkey

Move is constructive for relationship between U.S. and Middle East President Obama is flanked by Israeli leaders Shimon Peres, left, and Benjamin Netanyahu, on March 22 in Israel. (LIOR MIZRAHI / GETTY IMAGES) I join Americans of Turkish descent, members of the Pax Turcica Institute, to welcome Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent apology and offer of compensation…


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