Mark Baldwin: Turkish people provide the delight

Posted Jul. 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am  Turkish delight calls to mind a confection of pistachios, dates, hazelnuts and other tasty ingredients, flavored with orange or lemon or maybe rosewater, all held together by a sweet gel. It’s delicious. In fact, Turkey is full of delights that have nothing to do with food. Every mosque […]

CONTINUE READING

Letter from Istanbul: Diversity abounds in Turkey

June 30, 2014 1:08 p.m. ISTANBUL – There aren’t many other cities in the world where the three great Abrahamic faiths are more comfortably at home than Istanbul. Here, Christians arrived with Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century. Islam arrived with the Ottoman conquerors in 13th and 14th centuries. Jews arrived in large numbers […]

CONTINUE READING

Executive Editor’s View: Religious diversity and tolerance make Turkey the place to go

Posted Jun. 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm How many of you knew that Rockford is home to a small but vibrant community of Turkish immigrants?I didn’t, either, until about a year ago, when members of the Turkish American Society of Rockford reached out to the Register Star to tell their story. That first meeting led […]

CONTINUE READING

Letter: Turkey is not a nation that welcomes ethnic and religious diversity

Posted Jul. 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm  After reading Rockford Register Star executive editor Mark Baldwin’s column “Fruits of diversity abound in Turkey,” one would think Turkey must be a nation that welcomes ethnic and religious diversity. Sadly, that is not the case. Historically, the region that is now Turkey has seen a multitude of religious and […]

CONTINUE READING

Makes you appreciate the First Amendment, doesn’t it?

Zaman is the leading source of independent journalism in Turkey. July 2, 2014 1:31 p.m. ISTANBUL – “Gul approves law subordinating judiciary to gov’t, draws criticism.” That headline in Monday’s edition of the Zaman newspaper neatly summed up the major difference  between ostensibly democratic Turkey and Western democracies like the United States. In the States, we prize […]

CONTINUE READING
Change this in Theme Options
Change this in Theme Options