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Topic: Turkey

Pope Francis calls for prayers for victims of Turkish mine disaster

Pope was speaking during General Audience in St Peter’s Square

Putin’s anti-Westernism contains within it a profound anti-Catholicism

Dangers to religion from too close a relationship to the state are vividly illustrated by Putin today

Standing up for Christians in China is about standing up for freedom of conscience

When will governments realise that religion is not their business and should not ever be their business?

The history of the Ottomans highlights the tension in Islam between religious and secular law

BBC series explores how the Suleiman the Magnificent submitted Sharia law to his own will

Can the BBC handle the awkward truth about the Ottoman Empire?

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

He might not have stepped foot in England, but don’t denigrate St George

We should be proud of our international soldier-saint

Turkey to set up refugee camp for Christians near Syrian border

Camp to be built near monastery in Turkish town of Midyat

There are, we are told, 800 million people for whom the ECHR is the last recourse against tyrannical governments. But does this argument really hold water?

Tyrannical governments, unlike our own, just ignore the ECHR when they don’t like its judgments

If Turkey ever does join the EU, Sarah Ferguson will immediately be served with a European arrest warrant and on the next plane to Ankara

This whole affair is one more example of how alien to the European mindset Turkish culture really is

We must wish the Turks well in their struggle for Islamic democracy

Turkey is a great friend of Britain, but still has its problems. If Prime Minister Erdogan can overcome these he will go down as the greatest Turk since Suleiman the Magnificent