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La carte maîtresse de l’armée 12 mai 2007

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Le Point (France), no. 1808, jeudi 10 mai 2007, p. 86

Olivier Weber (avec Guillaume Perrier à Istanbul)

A travers le Conseil national de sécurité, les militaires disposent d’un instrument politique très influent. Mais contrôlent aussi des pans entiers de l’économie. (suite…)

The Balkan Front. The Wahhabis are up to no good in southern Europe. 12 mai 2007

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Religion, South East Europe / Europe du Sud-Est, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Weekly Standard (USA), May 14, 2007 Monday, Vol. 12 No. 33

Stephen Schwartz, The Weekly Standard, Tirana

Taking the temperature of Islam in the Balkans this spring is only partly reassuring. In Sarajevo in late March, observances for the 800th anniversary of the birth of the great Sufi poet Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (who is hugely popular, incidentally, with American readers) were entirely in keeping with the moderate, peaceful character of the Islam of the region. (suite…)