• US gunman kills three young Muslims; parking spat cited

    A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on Facebook was charged with killing three young Muslims in what police said on Wednesday was a dispute over parking and possibly a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree

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  • Anti-Syrian racism in Turkey

    Dogus SIMSEK ‘Suriyeli’ (Syrians) is a name given to people escaping from the civil war in Syria. Called‘Suriyeli’, they are seen as criminals, beggars, burglars and prostitutes, unable to adapt to Turkish culture. They are numbers, devoid of their unique stories. Some have crossed the

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  • Punishing one’s own citizens

    Beril DEDEOGLU This has become a habit: Every time Israel does something that makes the Muslims around the world angry, it is the Jews who live in different countries who pay the price. In almost every country, Jews are considered as being somehow related to Israel, and Turkey is no

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  • Haram headlines

    Ekrem DUMANLI Pro-government media have again all printed the same headlines this week. Their publications have recently been giving the impression that they are acting like a choir. This time, their scenario was based on things that are haram, or forbidden in Islam. They published headlines

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  • Political corruption disrupts economic balance

    Mumtazer TURKONE The government's recent efforts to make Bank Asya, a private bank affiliated with the Hizmet movement, go bankrupt are alone enough to show how political corruption has thrown off the country's balance. In the face of the graft and bribery investigations which became public

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  • Gov’t violates right to equal opportunity in education

    The Ministry of Education has excluded some private schools from government incentives without any justification, violating the right to equal opportunity within education. Representatives from private education institutions are frustrated because private schools affiliated with the Hizmet

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