Showing his true colors, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to Monday’s sentencing of Fazil Say -- the world renowned pianist who “insulted” Islam with his tweets -- by saying: “Do not occupy our time with such matters.”
A Tuesday morning Twitter roundup.
It’s almost becoming a tired truth that freedom of speech is virtually non-existent in Turkey, and Monday’s sentencing of the internationally acclaimed Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say is further evidence.The 42-year-old Say, who has played in orchestras around the world, was given a 10-month prison sentence for insulting Islam and offending Muslims for his posts on Twitter. The sentence was suspended for five years, meaning that he won’t see the inside of a jail cell unless he repeats the “guilty action.”
A small Monday morning roundup.
The reason fighting words are essential.
Targeting CPAC toward the young is vital if Republicans are going to find themselves successful in the future.
What are you going to do to make your company better in 2013?
IBM’s 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday reports said Twitter drove 0.0% of online sales over the two big shopping days during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Cancer strikes without regard to political parties. Over time, one in two men and one in three women will hear the dreaded words, “You have cancer.”
Adam Smith would be appalled at the proliferation of subsidies for renewable energy in the world.
One definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome. Well, that pretty much describes our political election process today.
We need a new paradigm, a new political pattern for making government work, and it’s pretty far from the ideological “politics as usual” we experience today.
With just over 50 days until the 2012 presidential election, Americans are searching for the truth behind both candidates. While everyone seems to have an opinion, facts often seem to be lacking.
As national elections swing into high gear this fall, one thing is for sure: Politicians from both political parties will be making promises. These promises will be grand in scope, short on specifics, and, unfortunately, likely to produce unintended consequences.
The Obama campaign and the president’s Democratic allies have been pushing a particularly disappointing bit of fiction on the campaign trail lately.
Maybe you’ve heard the accusations that the opening ceremony was a leftist propaganda campaign. That’s all true, but it goes far deeper than that.
Oil, Corruption, And A 26-Year Regime: Uganda's Museveni Clings To Power After Wearing Out His Welcome
Hailed as an African reformer, Yoweri Museveni has now become an autocrat who bends the rules to stay in power and hands favors to his family. Nothing new for Africa, unfortunately -- but the exact opposite of what he himself once pledged.
Ten private U.S. colleges and state university systems announced plans on Tuesday to be more upfront about the costs of higher education, including detailing the monthly loan payments students would face after graduation.
Wearing the black face-covering veil favoured by Saudi women, Maha Mazyad looked through leaflets for prospective jobs with some of the Islamic kingdom's largest companies at a recent career fair in Riyadh.
Democratic candidates backed by wealthy advocates for charter schools squeaked past rivals backed by teachers unions in two California state assembly primary races on Tuesday, highlighting a bitter split in the Democratic Party over education policy.
With a massive smart grid build-out, Beijing hopes to turn its grid into a competitive advantage.
First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs. So they have to get it through a doctor, not just some gangsters that sell it under the table.
There are currently nearly 100 journalists in prison in Turkey.
Accusing the Arab League of attempting to interfere in internal government affairs, Syria rejected a call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, just as the European Union tightened sanctions on the country.
As a French bill that would criminalize denial of the mass killings of Armenians during Turkey's Ottoman era moves closer to becoming law, Turkey is urging the Paris Senate, where the bill is scheduled to be debated Monday, to reject it.
Just add China to the list of those not supporting Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Speaking at the end of a six-day visit to the Middle East, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivered a firm warning to Tehran against developing nuclear weapons.
Multiple explosions have ripped through Nigeria's northern city of Kano, one blast believed to have been targeting police headquarters Friday, causing unknown casualties, although details were not readily available.
Heavy fighting broke out in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu Friday as African Union peacekeepers backed al-Shabab Islamist militants to the outskirts, seizing rebel bases beyond the city's limits for the first time.
A sari-clad Oprah Winfrey was spotted with Bollywood glitterati Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan Monday night where she was introduced to two-month-old Beti B and was the guest of honor at the house of Parmeshwar Godrej.
The speaker of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli soldiers, according to Hamas officials.