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By KANI XULAM 7/7/2013 “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.” –Pearl S. Buck It was the gentle calm after the violent storm of 9/11. Americans had by then bought many books about the Quran, Muslims and the Middle… Continue reading

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By KANI XULAM 6/23/2013 Let me tell you about a remarkable Kurdish gentleman. Better yet, let him tell you: “The year was 1960. I was ten years old. We had just moved to Mamak, Ankara. One day, I went out to play ball with kids in the neighborhood. They spoke Turkish. So did I. But,… Continue reading

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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

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