In Response To MASSIVE New Campus Mosque, Turkish Students Demand Jedi Temple

World | Ivan Plis
An entertainer dressed as Darth Vader from "Star Wars" walks down the corridor to pose for the media during the opening of Lucasfilm's new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler, in Singapore

Turkey finds students’ lack of faith disturbing

Paris Anti-Terrorism Rally Offers Political Cover To Terror Allies

Opinion | Paul Miller
French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by heads of state attends the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris

Representatives from Qatar, Turkey, and Palestine mar the solidarity demonstration

Israel deports flotilla activists after world outcry - Reuters

World | interns

Officials sending 682 passengers home to 35 countries Wednesday as the country vows to stop other ships from reaching Gaza

'Peace' activists promise more boats to break Israeli blockade - AP

World | admin

Pro-Palestinian activists promised Tuesday to send two more boats to challenge Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip as the U.N. calls for an investigation

Wayward policy toward Turkey a benefit to Iran

Energy | Tülin Daloglu

It would be a grave mistake for the UN Security Council to further separate countries like Turkey and Brazil from the heavyweights of the Western world, and give them the message that they have no say in global peace and security. Iranians will surely celebrate such side benefits

Turkish ambassador's return to U.S. delayed

US | AJ

Turkey will not send its ambassador back to Washington until the Obama administration and Congress make it clear that they will not judge Turkish history, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday

Committee vote may have given Turkey a leg up

Opinion | Tülin Daloglu

Has Congress considered any measure as often over the last four decades as the “Armenian Genocide” resolution? Again and again the bill has returned to Capitol Hill, only to fail each time.

Turkey’s position in facing a nuclear Iran

Opinion | Tülin Daloglu

Iran’s defiance to cooperate with the world powers over its nuclear program clearly adds to an already dangerous situation. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs sent a clear warning on Tuesday that “time and patience is running out” for Iran to come clean on its nuclear program. But President Obama is right to declare that “the door is still open” for to Iran engage in serious negotiations. So far, both sides have blamed one another for the lack of a breakthrough in talks. Given its ever-increasing profile in the Middle East, Turkey is now trying to break this impasse. The question is, though, whether the current Turkish leadership has the capacity to play the game adequate to Turkey’s significance in the region.