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|İç Güvenlik Bakanı||Secretary for ||Newest USA cabinet-level Secretariat -- Govenor Tom Ridge, first appointed September 2001.|
|İçişleri Bakanı||Minister of Internal Affairs||İçişleri Bakanlığı; Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|idam||capital punishment, |
execution by the state
|See illustrative article at cinayet.|
|İHL||'İmam Hatip' School(s)|
|İkinci Dünya Savaşı||[the] Second World War|
|ikinci sınif vatandaş||[a] 'second class citizen'|
|İkiz Kule(ler)||Twin Towers --|
usually refers to the
World Trade Center
[New York City]
|See following |
'Black Comedy' Cartoon...
Political Cartoon War
'Black Comedy' Cartoon
Another kind of Twin Towers
ABD acronyms on the 'twin missiles' indicate they are USA property.]
Thanks to 'Bülent çiziyor'
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Political Cartoons of Turkey (Türkiye)
|iktidar(lar)||the person/people in power, the powers that be|
|imam||Muslim cleric who leads prayers and delivers sermons to the 'congregation' in a mosque|
|imam hatip okulları||secondary schools for the training of Islamic religious personnel|
Imam Hatip Highschools
filled to capacity, once more...
Left click for photo-article enlargement.
|...are religious schools that have a murky official status in Turkey. Proponents say they are necessary in order to maintain the supply of Islamic-cleric 'overseers' [imams] to the country's 70,000+ mosques. Opponents say they breed Islamic fanaticism. In any case, as can be seen in the following photo-article, these religious schools are flourishing again, with the full support of the ruling AKP government -- spearheaded by its Education Minister, Hüseyin Çelik. Gözcü Gazetesi, |
Also see Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu, 'In the news' -- May 2004.
(İstanbul Menkul Kiymetler Borsası)
|Istanbul Transferable Value Exchange||...is the Turkish Stock Market and the name associated with its main Stocks Index.|
|imtiyazlı ortaklık||privileged partnership||In the news: May 2005 -- European Union-opponents of full Turkish EU-membership (especially in France and Germany) suggest that Turkey accept a "privileged partnership" instead. When aked by reporters about it, Prime Minister Erdoğan's diplomatic language made the Turkish position clear.... "That's not on our agenda," he said.|
|İncil||[the] New Testament of the Bible|
|İncirlik Hava Üssü||Incirlik [military] Airbase||Airbase in southern Turkey near Adana, used by American and allied forces -- by permission of the Turkish government.|
|İngiltere (İngiliz, İngilizce)||England (an English person/thing, the English language)||İngiltere is also sometimes used colloquially as a synonym for Britain or Great Britain.|
Click following for:
These English people...
An illustrative cartoon for the entry just above...
Right click or use Print Preview -- for options to 'View' larger image...
Gözcu/Asabi Gazetesi, Gerçek Yayıncılık A. Ş.
(Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, Owner)
and Volkan Atalay, creator of 'Maganda, The Lout'.
22 November 2001
|insan hakları||human rights|
|intihar saldırısı||suicide attack||In the news: 19 November 2003... After the suicide bombing |
|İran (İranlı, Farsça)||Iran (an Iranian person/thing, the Persian language)|
|İran Körfezi||[the] Persian Gulf||Also known as Basra Körfezi.|
|İrlanda (İrlandalı, İrlandaca, İngilizce)||Ireland (an Irish person/thing, the languages of Ireland [Irish Gaelic, English])||A finalist country for the 2002 Football/Soccer World Cup tournament...|
|İrlanda Cumhuriyet Ordusu||[the] Irish Republican Army||A terrorist organization, |
|irtibat subayı||liason officer|
|İskandinavya||Scandinavia||İskandinavya Havayolları; Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)|
|İskender||Alexander the Great|
|İskenderiye ||Alexandria (Egypt)|
|İskoçya (İskoçyalı, İskoçça, İngilizce)||Scotland (a Scottish person/thing, the languages of Scotland [Scottish Gaelic, English])||The northernmost of the four 'countries' of the United Kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of Great Britain.|
|İslam Barış Gücü||Islamic Peace Force||Peacekeeping troops from Muslim countries -- after the Taliban is gone...|
|İslam Ümmeti||(The) Nation of Islam
One of the then-alledged, since convicted
was a long-time member of
The Nation of Islam.
|...a quasi-religious black nationalist organization founded in the 1930s in the USA. The chief developer of the movement was Elijah Muhammad. In the 1960s the movement gained national prominence through |
|İspanya (İspanyol, İspanyolca)||Spain (a Spanish person/thing, the Spanish language)||İspanyol Engizisyon; |
The 'fine art' of torture
Left click for
Ottoman Age encyclopedia entry
and image enlargment.
|İsrail (İsrailli, İbranice/Arapça)||Israel (an Israeli person/thing, the languages of Israel [Hebrew/Arabic])|
Left click for enlarged political cartoon
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|In the News: July 2004... The Turkish-Israeli relationship -- Is the honeymoon over? If not, then relations have at least been showing severe strain of late, ever since PM Erdoğan went on Turkish TV to proclaim as 'an act of Israeli state terrorism' the heliocopter rocket-fire assassination in March 2004 of squeeeky-voiced Palestinian Shiek Ahmed (Ahmet) Yassin (the aged quadraplegic who also happened to be the founder/leader of the Hamas terrorist group) -- as he emerged with a gang of cohorts from a Gaza City mosque after prayers. In fact, the once fairly robust relationship between Turkey and Israel (which greatly angered Arab States when first intitated by the energetic, business-promoting Turkish President Turgut Özal in the 1990's) has been slowly unravelling since Erdoğan's pro-Islamic AKP party came to power in 2003 -- after which business (and political) cooperation between the two nations soon began to decline. So, the Israeli assasination of Shiek Yassin (the Palestininans' premier non-particitating suicide bomb-squad strategist and tacticican) may have merely been the straw that broke the Turkish camel's back. Not least among Turkey's complaints about Isreal in recent months has been apparent Jewish support for a Kurdish State in Northern Iraq on the border with Turkey -- something which is anethema to the overwhelming majority of Turkish citizens, whatever their political persuasion. |
|istihbarat||secretly obtained information, intelligence|
(eg. of a political situation, an economy, etc.)
|İsveç (İsveçli, İsveççe)||Sweden (a Swedish person/thing, the Swedish language)|
|İsviçre (İsviçreli, Almanca/Fransızca/İtalyanca)||Switzerland (a Swiss person/thing, the languages of Switzerland [German/French/Italian])|
|isyan (isyancı, isyankar)||uprising, rebellion |
([a] rebel, rebellious)
or isyan bayrağını açmak;
|iş (işsiz, işsizlik) ||work, labour, employment (unemployed, (unemployment)|
is good for the soul...
Left click for image enlargement.
|In the news: 3 March 2004... |
PM Erdoğan fesses up! In a pre-election TV talk show last night Erdoğan said, 'It's unfortunate, but religion has been exploited for political gain in our country. Maybe even we've been guilty of this mistake.' Hürriyet Gazetesi,
In Turkey - Türkiye'de
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|İtalya (İtalyan, İtalyanca)||Italy (an Italian person/thing, the Italian language)|
|İTO||İstanbul Ticaret Odası -- the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce||In the news: Monday, 17 November 2003... After the terrorist bombing of a Jewish synagogue on Saturday, the chairman of the İTO, Mehmet Yildirim commented: "Don't expect a lot of tourists in Istanbul for a while. |
|ittifak||[an] alliance||İttifak Devletleri;
[the] Central Powers in
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