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Bosphorus bloodshed

Nice is a very popular place by Belgians to go on holiday, but Istanbul is also a very great favourite. The most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic centre at the Bosporus, also spelled Bosphorus … Continue reading

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Boost voor Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo mocht door de aanslag een enorme boest krijgen en ontving sinds de aanslag op 7 januari naast een aanwinst van 190 000 nieuwe abonnees die het totaal op 200 000 brengen ook al voor meer dan 2,3 miljoen … Continue reading

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Being Charlie 4

The satirical weekly has courted controversy in the past with its irreverent take on news and current affairs.The attack on the office got word and cartoon victims of the past defending the magazines right to mock or caricature other people. … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 1992

Looking at several pictures of bloggers their postings I enjoy so much of what they are willing to share. They can go places where I perhaps shall never be able to come, but can now have some taste of the … Continue reading

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Caliphs and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government

The great statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, renown as the founder of the Republic of Turkey, had a struggle to liberate the people from the chains of in-doctrinal repression. Greeks had been driven away with their Greek culture of many gods … Continue reading

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Turkey a wolf in the sheep house of the European Union

Smoke and fire to be seen as warning In Turkey, for several days now riot police had repeatedly clashed with protesters throwing bottles, rocks and fire-bombs. Mr Erdogan defended the police action, saying that an environmental movement had been hijacked … Continue reading

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