Ninety Nine years later!

The events in Eastern Anatolia in 1915 are a blot on 20th century world history. The massacre of hundreds of thousands of civilians, most of them Armenians, in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, has left a huge scar that has never been healed. As the world marks the 99th anniversary of these events,…

LINKS representative addresses the 2012 Caspian Forum in Istanbul with a call to the region’s leaders to put people at the heart of policies.

The first Caspian Forum, a gathering of politicians, officials, representatives of the business community, and representatives of NGOs and think tanks, focusing on issues related to the wider Caspian Region, was held in Istanbul on Thursday 6 December. LINKS was represented by its Director, Dennis Sammut, who was a speaker on the third panel of the…

The issue of religious minorities in Muslim countries causes controversy.

Senior Sunni relgious leaders in the Muslim world have clashed over the role of Christian communities in Muslim countries. Mehmet Görmez, Head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, has sharply criticized Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Shaikh of Saudi Arabia, for comments the latter made during a meeting with a delegation from the Kuwait-based Society of…

Turkish Cypriot Leader in Jeddah to secure support of the OIC

The Turkish Cypriot Leader Dr Dervis Eroglu has held talks in Jeddah with the leadership of the 57-member Orgaisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and has requested to open a Permanent Representative office at the Organisation’s headquarters. Eroglu met yesterday with the Secretary General of the OIC, Professor Ekmeleddine Ihsanoglu who welcomed the request and said…

Global and Regional powers flex muscles in the Mediterranean

There are reports of intensive air and naval activity in the Eastern Mediterranean as global and regional powers flex their muscles amidst increasing tensions around the situation in Syria. Israel, the United States and Greece are currently involved military in manoevres that have been described by the Israeli media as being aimed to test a response to any…