Take, for example, the inflammatory comments Hamid Dabashi shared on social media recently, in which he irresponsibly compared President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with, all at once, Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Franco of Spain, Ioannis Metaxas of Greece and Juan Peron of Argentina.
Although the refugee deal between Turkey and the European Union demonstrated that both partners needed each other, the "Böhmermann-case", the chronic antagonism towards the Turkish government in the German mainstream media and the "Armenian genocide" resolution passed by the German parliament are some of the factors that have caused severe strain in the long-standing relationship between Germany and Turkey.
”At least since the 1990s, there has been a steady stream of news stories, columnists, and op-eds making the latter argument, namely, that the Gülenists are merely an extension of US intelligence within Turkish bureaucracy, military, police, business, and media.
Une telle perspective est nécessaire à cause des nouvelles trompeuses qui sont disséminées à travers le media international.
Immediately after the coup attempt, the efforts of the Central Bank officers and economic management team helped to ward off the initial shock waves.
The post-coup environment will witness a process of purification whereby Gülenist elements embedded in the state bureaucracy, academia, business circles and the media will face legal investigations and prosecutions.
How did the markets react? On the weekend immediately following the coup attempt, Turkey’s government and relevant institutions promptly announced a strong package of preemptive measures and assured that financial stability would be maintained, whatever it took.
Relocation of the units with modern weapon system should be undertaken immediately.
Bereits vor dem Appell Erdoğans waren erschreckende Aufzeichnungen auf verschiedenen Nachrichtensendern und Social-Media Plattformen zu sehen, bei denen es klar erschien, dass es sich um einen Putschversuch handelte.
Thus, the best way to approach Islamophobia is, first, to understand that it is a global and multifaceted phenomenon in a globalized world: media coverage and “common sense” could give the first impression that Islamophobia is a social phenomenon almost exclusively affecting Christian and Western (especially European) countries in which important Muslim minorities reside.
Given its friendly ties with Iran and the Saudi Kingdom, Turkey can be a reliable mediator to reconcile these age old enemies.
Although the leading figures in the AK Party called their political vision ‘conservative democracy’, the Iranians perceived the new government as being formed of those with an Islamic agenda and welcomed this government in their immediate neighboring country, which stressed the importance of improving relations with regional countries in almost all aspects.
On the international front, The United States of America heavily bombed Afghanistan that was harboring Al-Qaeda and invaded Irak in 2003 (without the authorization of the United Nations) whereas France immediately intensified its bombing of the so-called and self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (I.