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Comments on the Gezi Park protests in Turkey

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

To get my take on the mass protests in Turkey against the government, see:

Are protests in Turkey a new Arab Spring? (Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN)

– Erdogan must work for all Turks, not just his own voters (Financial Times)

A Quiet Bit of Advice and Reassurance (New York Times)

– For Turkey this can be a renewal rather than a spring (The Guardian)

– The Lesson: Democracy Is About More Than Counting Votes (Foreign Policy)

– Not a ‘Turkish Spring’: but still important (Tahrirsquared.com)

– Is Turkey in turmoil? (Al Jazeera English)

– Do protests threaten the Turkish government? (Bloggingheads.tv)

Anti-Government Protests Persist In Turkey (NPR)

Along with my regular pieces in Al Monitor and Hürriyet Daily News.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

In the Room with Mustafa Akyol + Krista Tippett from On Being on Vimeo.

✪ Book Tour In The UK (Nov 22-26)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

 COLUMNS: You can read Mustafa Akyol’s regular opinion pieces in:

International New York TimesHürriyet Daily News & Al Monitor.

Muslims vs. Cartoons: What To Do Against Blasphemy?

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

[Originally published in Huffington Post]

Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine, recently became much more famous than it ever was. Early this month, it came out with a provocative issue whose cover presented a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, and the headline, “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing.” Shortly afterwards, the offices of the magazine were firebombed, and its website got hacked.

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