No Separation Between the Holy and the Mundane

Journal Date: October 8, 2000 Location: Belgian Chocolate Café, Ankara, Turkey In the cold drizzle of an autumn rain in Ankara, I glimpse the divine. In the wetness that soaks through, threatening to chill the bones but never quite going that far, I feel the power of God seeping into me. This is not blow-me-over … Read moreNo Separation Between the Holy and the Mundane

Mass Media and the “Crisis” of International Terrorism

Note: This paper was originally submitted on 13 Dec 1998 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for IR 301 (“International Politics”) at the Middle East Technical University. What is the real crisis of international terrorism? According to the speakers at the 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism1 (and hundreds of politicians since then), the specter of … Read moreMass Media and the “Crisis” of International Terrorism

Human Rights Issues and the Kurds of Turkey

Note: This paper was originally submitted on 09 Jun 1998 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for IR 432 at the Middle East Technical University. The question of Kurdish identity in Turkey is one of the most vexing issues facing the young republic. The rise in radical Kurdish nationalism in recent decades is due in large part to … Read moreHuman Rights Issues and the Kurds of Turkey