A former professor of Barack Obama, Roberto Unger, has turned against his one-time student and publicly urged voters not to re-elect him and posted a video on YouTube detailing the reasons why. Throughout the last election, the prominent Brazilian politician was on the president’s speed dial, but now is urging American voters to turn away from the […]
The most popular foreign resident in the tiny Turkish port of Kusadasi is a lean, blond, blue-eyed American known locally as Kemal Baldwin. Kids follow him through the streets, and adults come to him for solution of all kinds of problems
The Syrian colonel sits cross-legged on a patch of moist soil.
Everybody, it seemed, had heard the stories, and could relay the same horrific details about Syrian soldiers allegedly raping women and girls with cruel impunity. There were ugly accounts, told by many refugees from the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour, some of whom had crossed into nearby Turkey, and by others who remained in a strip of Syrian territory hugging the Turkish border
There was little possibility that the frail Syrian woman in her 70s could make the arduous, illegal trek across the steep, mountainous territory separating Syria from Turkey, but she nonetheless stood with a few young men who were hiding on the Syrian side, waiting for a Turkish soldier to move away from an opening in the coiled razor wire before dashing through it. After about a half an hour, she gave up.
The Syrian colonel sat cross-legged on a patch of moist soil, in a borrowed plaid shirt and pale green trousers, surrounded by dozens of men who had fled from the besieged northern Syrian city of Jisr al-Shughour to an orchard a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. He says his name is Hussein Harmoush, and shows TIME a laminated military ID card indicating that and his title
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Leather-clad punks and squatters fighting the police, leftist bohemians and amateur philosophers, Turkish immigrants creating a world of their own Kreuzberg lures those seeking chaos and adventure. Before the Wall fell, in 1989, all of Berlin had a special edge to it, a sense that life here was dangerous and vivid and played for high stakes; Kreuzberg hasn’t quite lost that feeling
Turkey’s foreign minister denied any government link to a controversial historical drama being broadcast on Turkey’s state television network.
Israeli officials are seeking a meeting with Turkey’s ambassador to protest a show on Turkish television that reportedly depicts Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian children. Turkey has been Israel’s strongest Muslim ally in the Middle East, and the move comes as relations between the countries have soured in recent days over the latter’s decision to exclude Israel from scheduled military exercises