March 17, 2013 “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Barack Hussein Obama Dear President Obama, Like the sudden fall of Berlin Wall you showed up unannounced in my life. Like most Americans, I was not prepared for your spectacular entrance— exploding upon the national scene as the star-studded keynote speaker at the… Continue reading

By Haluk Gerger (1) December 1997 Occasional Paper No. 28 Published by Middle East Research Associates (MERA) Amsterdam/Holland Turkey is living through the gravest crisis in its history. The once universally revered project called the ‘Kemalist Republic’, with its strong international support and wide emulation in the Third World, seems to be painstakingly vulnerable to… Continue reading