The familiar seal of sultan Abdul Hamid II, builder of Jaffa's clock tower, is once again on display on the city’s famous landmark.
"This can't be the 'West Bank,' that's ridiculous" my mother said to me.
Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.
A cemetery in an oil rich province of Saudi Arabia may be the last vestige of Jewish life there.
The Ottoman Empire was in decline for most of its existence.
Freed of the military's oversight only in mid-2011, Erdoğan could win enough dictatorial power for him (or a successor) to achieve his dream and fully implement the Shari'a.
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