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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
American writers in Turkey infamously get their ideas from our taxi drivers, so I make a point of returning the favor when I am in the U.S. Usually, you say the name of your country and the taxi driver tells you what that name currently resonates with in the capitol.
Forced migration is different from migration per se. Forced migrants leave their countries due to deadly conflicts.
Looking for a reason why the eurozone was so ineffective in combatting its economic problems?
Years ago, I participated in a World Bank conference on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, near Amman.
Both Arbil and Barcelona are going to hold independence referenda in less than a month. Arbil set the date for Sept. 25 and Barcelona for Oct. 1.
“Not a day has passed in Turkey without a domestic security operation against an active ISIL cell,” a security expert noted the other day. “Just follow the news.” We had been talking about the Barcelona terror attack, but the conversation was coming back to Turkey very quickly.
I recently read Henry Kissinger’s remarks in June about Turkey.
I borrowed the title of today’s column from an old essay by the late Umberto Eco. The Western reaction to the Gülenist putsch attempt in Turkey last year made me go back to it.
“How dare you consider vacationing in Turkey with my children?” said a wife to her husband in the back of a Berlin taxi.
“There is something rotten in the state of Denmark” says Marcellus in the first act of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Living in Ankara, I can relate to that.
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