January-March 2013 Issue

Cover Story                                                                                                                                  The Journey to the Kaaba, the centre of the World By Omer DABANLI The Kaaba with its cubic form is the most sacred place…

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Global Chess in the Middle East

    ‘Last Oriantalist’ Bernard Lewis, writes in his book “Mideast”, “Gamma is the most favorite game in the Mideast; chess is the preference of the educated.” and Concluding from the difference among these two games, he puts forward opinions on the life style of the region with the comparison of ‘will-power’ and ‘destiny’. With the codes of Europe-centered perspective of civilization does zionist-minded Lewis see the motherland of the ancient civilizations… In fact, Lewis ascribes gamma to the Middle Eastern nations and chess passing from the East to the West…

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Somalia and Syria: ‘On the edge of humanity’

“This is the shame of the age” said the young diplomat sitting on my table. “Which one?” I said, “The starvation in Somalia or the massacres in Syria?” After the long meeting, a representative of an efficient humanitarian aid organization whispered to my ear: “While we are trying to hold this meeting fifteen more children have already died! Officials should listen to those on ground service!” “On the edge of humanity” is the most pertinent phrase to depict the situation both in Somalia and Syria. For the “expected threat” in…

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