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In Tampa dozens rally in solidarity with Gezi Park movement in Turkey listen

06/10/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday more than 50 protesters waved Turkish flags in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in support of the widespread popular uprising in Turkey.

Monday Turkey's opposition party leader accused the prime minister of escalating tensions and dragging the country into the fire as anti-government protests that have led to three deaths.

In Tampa solidarity protesters recited a speech by the country's first President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, chanted and sang songs.


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USF ponders the politics of the Armenian Genocide listen

11/07/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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When a country deals with a dark chapter in its past, like genocide, there are questions about reparations for people directly and indirectly affected. At the USF Library, Taner Akcam gave the keynote speech in a symposium hosted by USF libraries Holocaust and Genocide center on the denial of the Armenian Genocide and the Turkish national security policy of Turkey.

Akcam is a professor of Armenian g...

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PETA's sexy pilgrims fight turkey murder listen

11/16/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today in downtown Tampa, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals passed out free vegan turkeys to passers by in hopes of promoting a meatless Thanksgiving.

Two young women dressed as sexy pilgrims caught the eyes of Tampa's downtown business crowd as they handed out free "Tofurky" meatless turkey roasts at lunch time. Virginia Fort is with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

"We're out here handing out delicious Tofurky roasts as an alternati...


Author Stephen Kinzer On The Reasons The US Should Improve Relations With Iran And Turkey

07/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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In his new book Reset (Times Books), award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer argues that the two countries in the Middle East that will be America’s logical partners in the 21st century are Iran and Turkey. They share strategic interests, like a stable Iraq, stable Afghanistan, and stable Pakistan; and their people also share a desire for democratic values. He also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saud...

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