May 31, 1989
A federal judge in Indianapolis, rejected an attempt by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to join a suit seeking to wrest control of four 6th-Century Byzantine mosaic panels from an Indianapolis art dealer. U.S. District Judge James Noland ruled that American law did not recognize the Turkish Cypriot state and rejected its effort to join the Republic of Cyprus and the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus in the suit. The two-foot-square mosaics depict Jesus, an angel and Saints James and Mark.
December 23, 2005 |
An Istanbul court Thursday fined an author and a journalist for insulting the Turkish state, the latest convictions under a law that European officials say limits freedom of expression and must be changed. Turkey's government has indicated that it has no plans to change the law, under which the country's most famous novelist, Orhan Pamuk, also has been charged.
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March 29, 1995
Re "Turks Press Attack on Rebel Kurds in Iraq," March 22: Turkey launched a preventive military operation against Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) terrorist camps after considerable evidence gathered by the Turkish government indicated that the PKK had planned to undertake widespread terrorist activities. The Turkish military operation is aimed only at the PKK. It has nothing to do with the Iraqi-Kurdish groups currently fighting each other. All Turkish forces will be withdrawn from Iraqi territory following the elimination of the terrorists camps.
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January 14, 2012 |
Reporting from Nicosia, Cyprus -- Rauf Denktash, the former Turkish Cypriot leader whose determined pursuit of a separate state for his people and strong opposition to the divided island's reunification defined a political career spanning six decades, died Friday. He was 87. Denktash, who had a stroke in May, died of multiple organ failure at a hospital in the Turkish Cypriot north of Nicosia, said Dr. Charles Canver, who had treated his heart condition. His death comes in the middle of yet another diplomatic drive to reunify Cyprus, which has been split along ethnic lines since 1974, when Turkey invaded the island in the aftermath of a short-lived coup by supporters of union with Greece.
October 30, 1994 |
The accused--urbane, well coiffed, very rich--drove away from court as usual in luxury sedans. But one recent afternoon, the television cameras stayed. They went home with the $700-a-month state prosecutor, Sudi Gener--on the bus--trying to learn more about this nation's seemingly endemic scandals. Power, money, sex, shots in the night. Glitz and gore enough for a soap opera.
September 26, 2010 |
] It was meant to be a celebration of high art and the bohemian spirit of a city that has been designated by the European Union as a European Cultural Capital of 2010. Instead, a controversial art exhibit last week turned into a violent neighborhood melee that made national news. As art lovers drank sangria out of plastic cups and contemplated iconoclastic pieces of art that deconstructed Turkey's 20th century history, a group of local toughs in the central Istanbul neighborhood of Tophane attacked them with pepper gas and frozen oranges.