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The various members of Turkey’s political scene are still fiercely debating the issue of the ban on headscarves in public institutions. Recently the high court ruled that the constitutional amendment that was passed in February allowing women to wear the headscarves in universities is null. The...
Thousands of Armenians commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians in 1915.
The author discusses the situation of Muslims in Turkey, and the increasing levels of restrictions being imposed upon them.
The article reports on the international conference about "cultural common grounds" that was held at Cairo University
The author explains his viewpoint on the Arab-West relationship in light of the Vatican pope’s visit to Turkey.
During his visit to Turkey, which witnessed tension, the Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI praised Turkey’s recent policy changes toward minorities, saying that this was enough to allow Turkey’s entrance in the EU.
In this article, the author discusses Pope Benedict’s visit to Turkey, highlighting its main political implications and problem’s surrounding Turkey’s membership in the EU.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff...
The European Commission recommended the partial suspension of Turkey’s European Union entry because Turkey refused to implement its commitments.
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict will start a four-day visit to Turkey amidst growing protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Tens of thousands took to the streets and chanted anti-pope slogans, expressing their fury at the pope’s remarks on Islām which he made two months ago in a lecture at the University of...
Europe’s rejection to Turkey’s entry into the European Union because of its Islamic values.
British historian William Dalrymple denounces the policies of London and Washington, and warns of the danger of the Western discrimination against Muslims and Islām.
The article reports on public opinion and official stand points on the European constitution and Turkey’s membership in the EU
Namik Tan, a spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, welcomed the report from the European Commission on Turkey’s accession to the European Union, describing it as "balanced and impartial," and indicating that it included some points which his government will address in an official letter to...
The French Parliament adopted a law, imposing jail sanctions against anyone who denies the Turkish holocaust committed against Armenians during the First World War. The law aroused wide arguments in France, Turkey and the European Union in general.
The author discusses the different challenges Turkey is facing with its pursuit of European membership.
The author gives an overview of Pope Benedict’s life and how he distinguished himself in the past as a powerful but controversial conservative factor in the Vatican.
While Europeans seem unwilling for Turkey to join the European Union, European governments seem to recommend it. More profound details about the motivations of both parties are discussed in this article.
On the 15th anniversary of Armenia’s independence from the former Soviet Union, the Armenian ambassador to Egypt, Dr. Rouben Karapelian, gives an interview to al- Ahrām, during which he speaks out about the remarkable economic progress that has been made in his country after its independence and on...
The author argues that the killings of Christians that took place recently in Egypt and Turkey signal religious intolerance.

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