Posts Tagged ‘Turkey

05
Mar
10

Is the renaming of past events important?

The US congressional has voted on a non-binding resolution recognizing the massacre and deportation of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire as Genocide. 

Turkey which rejects calling the event a genocide has warned that it will harm relations

It refers to an event which happened nearly a century ago under a government that no longer exists. But the response on blogs shows that what the U.S government calls it is important.  Continue reading ‘Is the renaming of past events important?’

28
Jul
08

Talking Points for July 28

Good Morning from Priya in London. Thank you ZK and Katharina for the weekends massive blank page.

A few ideas for today’s programme:
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01
Jul
08

On air: Is patriotism poisoning politics?

In a speech to mark Independence Day Barack Obama said

“We must remember that true patriotism cannot be forced or legislated with a mere set of government programs. Instead, it must reside in the hearts of our people”.

Few would disagree…..he then went on:

“The question of who is – or is not- a patriot all too often poisons our political debates, in ways that divide us, rather than bringing us together.” Continue reading ‘On air: Is patriotism poisoning politics?’

06
Mar
08

Can you justify cross-border interventions?

Look around the world, and this issue is playing out again and again – most recently in Ecuador, Somalia and Gaza this week, on an ongoing basis in Iraq, Afghanistan, and DR Congo to name but three examples.

Just today, the leaders of Ecuador and Venezuela have called for clear international condemnation of Colombia for its raid against rebels inside Ecuador. If FARC were operating in Ecuador, does Colombia deserve to be condemned?

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01
Mar
08

Is Turkey re-interpreting Islam?

Hello from Newshour. Is there a move to radically reform Islam in Turkey? This Saturday at 1230 GMT, we at Newshour will be reporting on work in progress in Turkey to reinterpret some of the Hadiths – collectively the second most sacred texts in Islam. We’ll have a panel of Islamic experts to discuss this project. Continue reading ‘Is Turkey re-interpreting Islam?’

08
Feb
08

Sharia law in the west?

Dr Rowan WilliamsOn the front page of most UK newspapers today is what the Daily Mirror calls “a barrage of criticism” after the Archbishop of Cantebury appeared to back the adoption of some aspects of Sharia law in the UK.

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