The moment God said to Abraham Lech-Lecha, Zionism was born. Almost 4,000 years later, the Jewish People as a nation have never known any other home. Through 2,000 years of exile, our people faced the land of Zion during every prayer, remembered its destruction at every wedding and hoped for its rebuilding at the end of every Pesach Seder and Yom Kippur’s Neilah Service.
The relationship between Turkey and Armenia has remained tranquil since Armenia was declared an independent state in 1991. When the Republic of Armenia became an independent state, Turkey gained a new neighbor in the region after an era of conflicts.
A Turkish court accepted a second indictment yesterday in the infamous Sledgehammer case, adding 28 new names to the 195 officers already under indictment (most of whom have been jailed). The new indictment is based on additional (digital) documents, said to reinforce the original charges, which prosecutors have “found” in a naval base and at the home of a retired colonel.
If the AKP wants to pass a new constitution, Erdogan should remember the true meaning of democracy, not only in his victory speeches from the balcony, but also in making decisions that concern the country’s agenda.