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my rpt s architecture politics the akm will affect the city in a very good way because one day we will forget
My rpt, #Istanbul's architecture politics: The AKM will “affect the city in a very good way, because one day we will forget... all the problems, all the desperations, and we will listen – all together – to some concert, which is very unique.” https://t.co/cClAFGMgBs @csmonitor
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erdogan those against the akm project are not acting out of sensitivity to culture and art but out of ideologi
Erdogan: 'Those against the AKM project “are not acting out of sensitivity to culture and art, but out of ideological bigotry. [They] turned it into a tool to assault our democracy, loot the property of our shopkeepers, &tear apart our streets.” https://t.co/cClAFGMgBs @csmonitor
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my rpt on bridging s divide you are on taksim square and if you are making a cultural building you should make
My rpt on bridging #Turkey's divide: "You are on Taksim Square, [and] if you are making a cultural building, you should make a statement. It should say to everyone, ‘Come and be together’": Tabanlioglu Architects https://t.co/cClAFGMgBs via @csmonitor
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my report the optics on taksim square certainly appear to reflect s deep social fracture as work begins on the
My report, #Istanbul: "The optics on Taksim Square certainly appear to reflect #Turkey’s deep social fracture: As work begins on the new AKM, on the opposite side a vast new mosque for 2,500 worshippers is underway, long promised by the AKP" https://t.co/cClAFGMgBs @csmonitor
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my rpt it was just a shock because people were waiting for it to be renovated ampthere was nothing done its li
My rpt, #Turkey: “It was just a shock, because people were waiting for it to be renovated &there was nothing done. It’s like seeing the Titanic after it sinks”: An artist on unused shell of Ataturk Cultural Center during #GeziPark protests, 2013 https://t.co/cClAFGMgBs @csmonitor
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my report on the significance of rebuilding of an istanbul icon the ataturk cultural center akm with turkey on
My report on the significance of rebuilding of an Istanbul icon, the Ataturk Cultural Center (AKM): With Turkey on edge, a look to architecture to bridge divides https://t.co/deOa9GxwzA via @csmonitor
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my report from istanbul with turkey on edge a look to architecture to bridge divides via csmonitor
My report from Istanbul: With #Turkey on edge, a look to architecture to bridge divides https://t.co/cClAFGMgBs via @csmonitor
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mr erdogan thrives on creating an enemy depicting as under threat and himself as its saviour never more so tha
"Mr Erdogan thrives on creating an enemy, depicting #Turkey as under threat and himself as its saviour. Never more so than before an election." BBC - Christchurch shootings: Why 's uses a#Erdoganttack video by @marklowen https://t.co/n8F9l8K2OJ
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exclusive inside the secret missions to rescue ex fbi agent robert levinson from iran by jeff stein spytalker
Exclusive: Inside the secret missions to rescue ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson from #Iran, by Jeff Stein @spytalker https://t.co/xjTDHeop1s
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and yet is actually optimistic about the future of life is coming back every time i go out of the presidential
"And yet @BarhamSalih is actually optimistic about the future of #Iraq: “Life is coming back. Every time I go out of the presidential palace in Baghdad — and I do try to go out as often as I can — I do see normalcy coming back, more and more": @ccaryl https://t.co/nWrWTAocqS

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Scott Peterson
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my report there is of course great irony in these european govs who wont come out of their embassies in ampwhe
My report, #Afghanistan: “There is of course great irony in these [European] govs, who won’t come out of their embassies in #Kabul, &when they do they are in armored cars wearing full body armor, saying it’s safe for people to be returned" @pagossman @hrw https://t.co/yufAtDjbaT
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my report on yemen war strikes are more indiscriminate which is quite telling of growing saudi impunity omeisy
My report on #Yemen war: “Strikes are more indiscriminate, which is quite telling of growing Saudi impunity" @omeisy https://t.co/qLjZBMWZdS
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my report on s reckoning after 40 yrs the islamic republic has no similarity to its past it is a corrupted gov
My report on #Iran's reckoning: “After 40 yrs, the Islamic Republic has no similarity to its past. It is a corrupted government. It has some cover of religion, but is not religious. No justice. Nothing [achieved] about the goals the revolution had”-analyst https://t.co/fzXsHLkqPy
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can you ask these sanctions designers what we should do my report on an iranian cancer charity caught between
“Can you ask these sanctions designers what we should do?” My report on an Iranian cancer charity caught between US sanctions & banking rules https://t.co/8agIT9KZxX via
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as trump announces new toughest ever sanctions my report from tehran on how a children s cancer charity alread
As Trump announces new "toughest ever" #Iran sanctions, my report from Tehran on how a children's cancer charity already feels the pinch: 17,500 patients, yet out of four crucial medicines due to strict banking rules. https://t.co/8agIT9KZxX via
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it s hard to overstate how angry and resentful the europeans are pompeo set to unveil us plan b to confront
"It's hard to overstate how angry and resentful the Europeans are": Pompeo set to unveil US "Plan B" to confront #Iran https://t.co/EipAVA6eqL
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devastating16633 air raids death from above every saudi coalition air raid on yemen
Devastating...16,633 air raids: Death from above: Every #Saudi coalition air raid on #Yemen https://t.co/iunfwA7NvO
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gamesmanship well informed sources told al monitor that zarif expressed indignation that his ministry had not
.#Iran gamesmanship: "Well-informed sources told Al-Monitor that Zarif expressed indignation that his ministry had not been informed of Assad’s visit and at having been left out of Rouhani’s meeting with the #Syrian leader."
https://t.co/eyAaBUPq3c via @AlMonitor
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my report from tehran on s aghazadehs as resentment has grown at the wide gap between irans very rich who flau
My report from Tehran on #Iran’s aghazadehs, as “resentment has grown at the wide gap between Iran’s very rich who flaunt their wealth and the majority of Iranians, whose struggle to get by has become more daunting by the day.” https://t.co/CLEizosdEZ via
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my report erdogan putin it is a victory for russia because turkey changed its policy almost 180 degrees in syr
My report, Erdogan-Putin: "It is a victory for Russia because Turkey changed its policy almost 180 degrees in Syria” https://t.co/Wy92eZAq5n
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