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Turkish Journalists Caught Between the Government and The Protesters

Friday, June 07, 2013

The Turkish protests of the last two weeks have seen the rise of citizen journalists using social media to tell the story. Early on mainstream Turkish broadcast media paid no attention to the demonstrations. Turkish journalist and Al-Monitor columnist Tulin Daloglu explains why. Daloglu runs the Twitter feed @turkeypulse.

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On The Media

Surveillance Revelations, Turkish Media Looks Away, and More

Friday, June 07, 2013

New revelations about US foreign and domestic surveillance, Turkey's journalists caught between the government and protesters, and getting around Iranian internet censorship.

On The Media

Turkey's Deep State: A Conspiracy That's Actually True

Friday, June 07, 2013

Historically, Prime Minister Erdogan has consolidated much of his power by raising fears about the threat of domestic terrorism and the so-called “deep state,” a covert network of military and civilian elites who for decades have stifled any perceived threat to a secular Turkey. It’s a kind of cabal of unseen hands, often violent, that smacks of conspiracy theory. Except, as The New Yorker staff writer Dexter Filkins tells Bob, it actually exists. 

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The Takeaway

Protests in Turkey, Wall Street's Dark Side, Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Deportation

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Protests Continue in Turkey | Protests in Turkey Reflect Deep Resistance to Erdogan's Policies | 'The Buy Side' and Wall Street's Dark Side | Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Deportation

The Takeaway

Protests Continue in Turkey

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Last weekend, and in the days since, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Turkey. At stake: the culture and civil liberties of the nation, from family planning to alcohol consumption to the use of public land, as Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan attempts to forge a Muslim moral majority.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Turkish Listeners on the Protests in Istanbul and Beyond

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Protests and clashes with police in Turkey are making headlines around the world. If you have ties to Turkey, tell us what you're hearing from friends and family and what you understand as the big issues in the demonstrations. How much is the issue the balance between a religious and a secular state? Why did a rally over a park turn into a larger protest? Plus, Steve Coll of The New Yorker joins to talk about the larger context of what happening in Turkey.

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WNYC News

In Brighton Beach, Turkish Ex-Pats Pay Close Attention to Unrest Overseas

Monday, June 03, 2013

Many Turkish ex-pats in New York City woke up Monday to news of further protests and unrest in their home country.

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WQXR Blog

Blasphemy Conviction of Pianist Fazil Say Draws Sharp Reactions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The conviction of the pianist and composer Fazil Say for blasphemy over a series of Twitter messages has drawn outrage from human rights campaigners and many media outlets.

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WNYC News

Istanbul Police Seek Missing Staten Island Woman

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Although she loved Turkey, she was eager to come home and share all that with us, all the pictures she took. So we know that this isn't normal. Something happened. She wanted to come home," a childhood pal of Sarai Sierra, 33, said about the missing mother of two.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Orhan Pamuk's Silent House

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Orhan Pamuk talks about his second novel, Silent House, now translated into English for the first time. It tells the story of a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980, and how the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey’s tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity affects the family.

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The Takeaway

Conditions for Syrian Refugees Continue to Worsen

Friday, December 07, 2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit refugee camps in Turkey today, but life for Syrian exiles is deteriorating quickly as cold sets in and food runs out. Dr. Luay Alkotob just returned from an aid mission to the region, and describes the situation on the ground in Turkey.

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WQXR Features

What Music Do You Identify with Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

All day Thursday, WQXR serves up pieces of Americana, songs of harvest, early American ballads, even a few odes to food.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Globavores: Turkey

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We're wrapping up our Globavores series this week with a discussion of turkey—just in time for Thanksgiving. Chef Waldy Malouf of Beacon restaurant and food historian Andrew Smith, author of The Turkey: An American Story and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, tell us how turkeys, which were found in the New World and were transported around the world and incorporated into the cuisines in many cultures. And we'll have recipes!

Share your favorite way to make turkey! Leave a comment!

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The Takeaway

The American Tradition: Turkeys and PACs

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Big-money politics and Thanksgiving have a lot more in common than the presidential turkey pardoning. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, explains.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: What Is Stuffed Inside of What Is Stuffed Inside of What Edition

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new James Bond film "Skyfall" and a list of the ten best American essays since 1950, plus Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast and blog joins them to discuss his new Thanksgiving cr

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WQXR Blog

Turkish Pianist Fazil Say on Trial for Insulting Islam

Friday, October 19, 2012

A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.

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On Being

Fr. Alberto Ambrosio and Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis — Spiritual Boundaries in Modern Turkey

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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On Being

[Unedited] Fr. Alberto Ambrosio with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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On Being

[Unedited] Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis with Trent Gilliss

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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On Being

Mustafa Akyol — Religion, Democracy, and the New Turkey

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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