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Canada’s Strange Views on Democracy

By Thomas Walkom, The Toronto Star, 19 February 12014 A commitment to some form of democracy used to be enough for a nation to gain entrance to Canada’s most-favoured club. During the Cold War, the rap against Communist countries, from the old Soviet Union to Cuba, was their failure to

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The Myth of Turkish Secularism

The Myth of Turkish Secularism

By David Boyajian, Massachusetts, 15 December 2013 Turkey is a secular state.   So claim its government and nearly all mainstream Western media.  They are mistaken. In civilized, democratic countries, secularism means not only a respectful separation between church and state but also freedom of religion.  As we shall demonstrate, Turkish

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Ottawa, Major Cities Worldwide Remember H. Dink

Ottawa, Major Cities Worldwide Remember H. Dink

Hrant Dink commemorations saw a marked upsurge in participation this year both in Turkey and elsewhere in the world.  The demonstration that was organized in front ofAgos newspaper in Istanbul grew into a mass rally–one of the largest in the recent years–that reached into the Taksim Square late January 19 afternoon. By

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