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September 2, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO EMBARKATION Getting there We started the trip by flying into Istanbul, Turkey. From LAX, nonstop service to Istanbul is offered on Turkish, and connecting service (change of planes) is available on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $737, including all taxes and fees. We flew home from Athens. From there to LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Air France, KLM, British, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Turkish, US Airways, Delta, Swiss.
June 19, 2013
Re "Turkish police launch assault on protesters," June 16 It really is amazing that there are so many interpretations of "democracy" worldwide. On one side we have Turkey, often called a model of democracy in the Muslim world, shooting water cannons and tear gas at people merely for calling for the resignation of their prime minister. On the other side we have Edward Snowden, who has very likely endangered America's national security, and the president himself calls the debate over electronic surveillance that Snowden caused "healthy for our democracy.
March 6, 2013 | By Soner Cagaptay
Turkey is rising. In the last decade, the country's economy has nearly trebled in size. Just 10 years ago, the average Turk had one-fifth the income of the average European. Today, Turks are only 30% less wealthy than European Union citizens. Given Europe's financial doldrums, Turkey could catch up in the coming years and realize its 4-centuries-old dream of becoming a great power again. But on the political front, Turkey is still a mixed bag. The nation is vacillating between becoming a global power or taking a parochial path under the governing Justice and Development Party's (AKP)
June 22, 2013
Re "Turkey overreacts," Editorial, June 18 Turkey has stood out as a Muslim nation that is democratic and pluralistic. It's a member of NATO and has served as a bridge between East and West. Now it seems that Turkey is heading east. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's suppression of peaceful protesters and his desire to instill aspects of Islamic religious law are of great concern. Turkey is an ally, but it is becoming openly hostile to our principles. The U.S. conveniently overlooked the occupation of part of Cypress by the Turks and their questionable actions against the Kurds.
November 28, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Happy Thanksgiving, turkey eaters. In honor of the holiday, we're sharing an infographic with Thanksgiving trivia -- primarily, turkey-consumption tidbits that will make vegans squirm.  The chart, from Statista , reveals the location of the turkey-raising capital of the United States as well as how much it costs this year to feed 10 people a Thanksgiving meal (less than last year). You'll notice that over the last 35 years, Americans have doubled their consumption of turkey.
November 8, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Food myths, like urban myths, can take on a life of their own. Take turkey, for example. There’s a misconception popular with the "OMG it contains a chemical that puts me to sleep" crowd. Or, in Bill Clinton parlance, "It’s the tryptophan stupid!" Except it really isn't, says a Los Angeles Times story that demystifies the turkey coma connection. "Eating any big meal, especially if you also drink alcohol, is likely to make you feel sleepy," psychologist Robin Kanarek at Tufts University says in "The food-mood connection.
November 15, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT -- Turkey on Thursday became the latest nation to recognize the newly created Syrian opposition coalition as the “legitimate representative of the Syrian people,” and the Turkish foreign minister called on other nations to follow suit. Ankara's move comes in the same week that France made a similar declaration, although France went a step further by labeling the opposition bloc the nation's sole legitimate representative. Syrian dissidents are seeking bolstered financial and military aid from allied governments.
June 14, 2013 | By Glen Johnson
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his way in the end. Erdogan agreed to halt construction in Istanbul's Gezi Park - pending a referendum and resolution of outstanding court cases - to avert launching a fresh police crackdown after a...
November 20, 2012 | By Jonathan Gold
What do Hermano Cortez, Martha Stewart and Pliny the Younger have in common? Turkey, as it turns out, America's glorious, misunderstood bird. You're going to spend hours cooking it, eating it or admiring it this week - why not spare a few minutes for the quiz? .articlerail, #pmad-rail {display:none;} Related: Jonathan Gold quiz: French fries Jonathan Gold quiz: Why not eat bugs? Beef quiz: Jonathan Gold tests your knowledge  
October 31, 2009
Even as Congress pushes legislation aimed at punishing foreign companies that sell petroleum to Iran, and the United Nations prepares to consider sanctions against that country if an ongoing round of nuclear talks fails, Iranian leaders this week were elated over plans to treble trade ties with a key Middle Eastern power. So which rogue nation is undermining Western efforts to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons? Syria, perhaps, or the unpredictable Saudis? Actually, it's Turkey, a member of NATO, prospective member of the European Union and the United States' most strategically important Muslim ally.
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