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- Ancient Ephesus Ruins in Turkey (Kusadasi.biz)
Provides pictures, descriptions, and panoramic (3D) views of the ruins. 10-03
- -07-23-07 Turkey Votes (USNews.com)
"As a mandate on the role of at least some religion in Turkey's secular political order, the outcome of Sunday's nationwide parliamentary election could not have been clearer. The governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and known for its strong Islamic leanings, took almost half the total vote, improving upon its 2002 performance by slightly over 12 percentage points. But if the vote left the old-guard secularists of the Republican People's Party (CHP) with even less political clout, it is far from certain that the results will resolve the tensions that precipated the early election." 07-07
- -04-06-09 Obama Addresses the Muslim World from Turkey (Time.com)
"Addressing Turkey's parliament on his first visit to a Muslim nation as President, Barack Obama reached out to followers of Islam everywhere. 'Let me say this as clearly as I can: the United States is not and will never be at war with Islam,' he said to applause. 'In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.' Obama said the U.S. has been enriched by Muslim Americans, including members of his own family."
"The President spoke strongly in favor of Turkey's effort to join the European Union — an issue that has divided the bloc, with heavyweight members like France and Germany firmly opposed to the prospect of a large, mainly Muslim member state." 04-09
- Turkey, the Kurds, and Abdullah Ocalan (Guardian Unlimited)
Provides news stories and documentaries related to the Kurdish struggle for independence from Turkey. 9-01
- Turkey (Lonely Planet)
Provides information about the people, land, economy, history, culture, and tourist information.11-01
- Turkey (Library of Congress)
Provides a history of the country, including culture, government, economy, and more. Also includes geographic information. 1-02
- Turkey (U.S. State Department)
Provides a history of each country, including culture, government, economy, and more. 1-02
- Harran, Turkey (EnjoyTurkey.com)
"Harran, which was mentioned in the Holy Books, is one of the focal points of faith tourism in Turkey." 8-02
- Turkey (EnjoyTurkey.com)
Provides tourist information, including history, climate, travel, culture, and more. 8-02
- Rulers by Country - S-U (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sáo Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand (Siam), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekhistan. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- Mountains of the World (Wenzel)
Provides pictures and information on mountains that allow exploration by walking, including Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mount Ararat (Turkey), Mont Blanc (France), Ras Dashen (Ethiopia), Mount Kinabalu (Sabah), Mount Cameroon (Cameroon), Mount Fuji (Japan), Pico de Teide (Canary Islands, Spain), Mount Etna (Italy), Qornat es-Sawda (Lebanon), Musala (Bulgaria), Jabal Katrina (Egypt), Huayna Picchu (Peru), Pico (Azores, Portugal), Hekla (Iceland), Ben Nevis (Scotland), Snowdon (Wales), Scafell Pike (England), Bénara (Mayotte), and Christoffelberg (Curaçao). 7-01
- Estimates of War Costs Rise (BBC - Schifferes)
"Pentagon planners are now expected to ask Congress for a supplemental appropriation of $95bn to pay for the war if hostilities break out, up from previous estimates of around $60bn."
" 'The government is going to have to borrow the money to finance this war,' said Senator Robert Byrd, 'overwhelming a federal budget which is already sliding into deep deficit and warping the US economy'. "
"The increased costs of the war reflect uncertainty about the duration of the conflict, as well as additional costs for reconstruction and aid to key allies such as Turkey."
"President Bush's ambitious goal of rebuilding democracy in Iraq implies that a large occupation force would be needed, staying at least several years."
"And Washington plans to appoint a prominent US official to help run the country to ensure that 'one brutal dictator is not replaced by another'."
"Another uncertainty, however, is to what extent US allies will pay for part of that bill - or directly aid the reconstruction efforts." 2-03
- Promoting an "Especially Bad War" (CBS News - Rooney)
"The word makes it sound as though we're just a few countries short of having the whole world on our side, and that isn't true. Most of the world is against us. The Administration says 49 countries are part of the coalition. I see that Eritrea, Uganda and Iceland are on our side."
"The fact is, though, we're in this thing with the British, who have 45,000 soldiers there, and the Australians, who have 2,000. That's it. The other 46 wish us well or let us fly bombers over their country. Big deal."
"We've practically bribed some of them. We offered Turkey $15 billion to let our troops go through there but they refused. President Bush won't be sending the president of Turkey anything for his birthday this year." 4-03
- -03-14-06 Possible Noah's Ark Located (ABC News)
"A satellite image may launch a scientific expedition to search for Noah's Ark. The snapshot captures a mysterious object on Turkey's Mount Ararat." 03-06
- -09-14-06 Pope Asked to Apologize Over Remarks on Islam (MSNBC News)
"Pope Benedict XVI did not intend to offend Muslims with remarks about holy war, the Vatican said Thursday, scrambling to defend the pontiff as anger built in the Islamic world over his comments during a trip to Germany."
"Turkey’s top Islamic cleric asked Benedict to apologize, raising tensions before the pontiff’s planned visit to Turkey in November on what would be his first papal pilgrimage in a Muslim country." 09-06
- 09-16-06 Muslims Express Outrage Over Pope's Comments About Islam (ABC News)
"Pakistan's legislature unanimously condemned Pope Benedict XVI. Lebanon's top Shiite cleric demanded an apology. And in Turkey, the ruling party likened the pontiff to Hitler and Mussolini and accused him of reviving the mentality of the Crusades." 09-06
- -04-08-07 Military Commanders: More Time Needed to Determine Success (MSNBC News)
"While Washington appears headed toward a political endgame on Iraq, with the White House and Congress sparring over benchmarks and pullout dates, the war on the ground is at an ebb tide. All sides -- including U.S. military strategists and Iraqi sectarian leaders and insurgents, as well as regional players such as Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are waiting to see whether the new U.S. approach to make the Iraqi capital safer will work. Soldiers on the ground tend to see the Washington debate as irrelevant, and the perspective of many politicians in Washington is that the military schedule is simply too slow." 04-07
- Ancient Roman Statues Found (BBC News)
"Parts of a giant, exquisitely carved marble sculpture depicting the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius have been found at an archaeological site in Turkey." 08-08
- Saltiest Kid's Meal: Cosi Kid's Pepperoni Pizza (MSNBC News)
"Kids under 13 should max out at 1,900 to 2,200 mg sodium a day, according to American Heart Association. This pizza serves up nearly three times that much, plus an entire day's worth of calories. You could feed your child 50 turkey sandwiches at Cosi for the same sodium price tag. (But stick to just one.)" 08-08
- -03-20-09 Experts: Sanitation Is a Life-Saver Worldwide (MSNBC News)
"The world is neglecting a crisis over poor sanitation even as it makes progress in providing clean water, which means that diarrhea and related illnesses such as malnutrition will continue to kill at an alarming rate, experts said Friday."
"About 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, according to the United Nations. But the World Water Council, organizer of a forum in Turkey this week, said investment in sanitation rarely amounts to more than 0.3 percent of global GDP, even though latrines and sewers are relatively cheap and play a key role in preventing disease." 03-09
- -Editorial: Is the U.S. a "Christian Nation?" (CBS News)
"President Obama, as part of an effort to reach out to the Muslim world, explicitly rejected the formulation in Turkey last week."
" 'We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation,' he said. 'We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.' "
"Ultimately, the question of whether America is a 'Christian nation' depends in large part on how you define the phrase." 04-09
- FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Says Neocons Negotiated Iraq Invasion (DailyKos.com)
"In an interview with former CIA officer Phillip Giraldi, FBI translator turned whistleblower Sibel Edmonds named Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Perle as having been wiretapped and recorded discussing plans with the Turkish ambassador in the Summer of 2001 to invade Iraq and occupy the Kurdish region bordering Turkey." 09-09
- -01-12-13 U.S. Has Far More Gun-Related Killings Than Any Other Developed Country (Washington Post)
"The United States has by far the highest per capita rate of all developed countries. According to data compiled by the United Nations, the United States has four times as many gun-related homicides per capita as do Turkey and Switzerland, which are tied for third. The U.S. gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other countries on this chart. That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than is someone from another developed country." 01-13
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- Qur'an in Arabic (IslamicCity.com)
Provides the text of the Holy Qur'an in Arabic. Requires setting the browser to accept Arabic fonts in order to use. In Internet Explorer 5.0 right click on the IE icon and select Properties. Then Select Languages and pick Arabic. 6-02
- -Arabic Translation of the Web - English Instructions (AlMisbar.com)
Provides online translations of the Web. To view the Web through the Awesome Library, put the URL of the Awesome Library (http://www.awesomelibrary.org/) in the URL box, select Translate, and you will be started. You will need to have Arabic fonts loaded in your browser in order to see the Arabic. You may, of course, start with a Web page other than the Awesome Library. 7-02
- Awesome Library in Arabic (AlMisbar.com)
Provides the Awesome Library in Arabic. 7-02
- Awesome Library in Turkish (InterTran)
Provides the Awesome Library, and the rest of the Web, in Turkish. Translations are sometimes very slow. 7-02
- Turkish Version of Google Search Engine (Google.com)
Provides searches of the Web in Turkish. 7-02
- Turkish Translations (LangtoLang.com)
Provides translations of words from English to Turkish and Turkish to English. 7-02
- Kurds of Iraq (PBS)
"Kurdistan was erased from the world's maps after World War I when the Allied Powers carved up the Middle East and denied the Kurds a nation-state. They are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own country, with more than twenty million Kurds living in parts of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Throughout the 20th century their struggles for political and cultural autonomy were opposed by countries in the area, which often used the Kurds as pawns in regional politics." 3-03
- -10-13-05 Dangerous Bird Flu Discovered in EU (BBC News)
"EU states have been urged to stockpile anti-viral drugs after confirmation that the bird flu virus found in Turkey is the H5N1 strain dangerous to humans." 10-05
- -10-13-05 Dangerous Bird Flu Hits Romania (Bloomberg.com)
"Bird flu struck Romania on the eastern border of the European Union, and a deadly strain was detected in Turkey, raising concern that the virus that's killed 60 people in Asia is spreading across Europe." 10-05
- Armenia Profile (BBC News)
"A landlocked country with Turkey to the west and Georgia to the north, Armenia boasts striking scenery with high mountains and caves, lakes and hot springs."
- Eating on Planes (CNN News)
"Food, or the lack of it on many flights, has become a big issue for fliers these days as airlines continue to eliminate complimentary meals in economy class on most domestic routes."
"To cope with a growling stomach -- and to avoid paying $10 for a so-so turkey sandwich or $3 for a stack of potato chips offered on board -- some air travelers are bringing their own options, often to the annoyance of fellow passengers who resent being exposed to a plethora of smells."
"The worst offenders are usually anything garlicky or fishy, but even fast food can be off-putting to some." 04-10
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