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We warn the Turks

Turkey is headed back to the polls, in an election that’s unlikely to solve anything but may give the country’s fractious opposition parties another opportunity.

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If not peace, what?

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have good reasons for not being too explicit about what their alternative is.

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The limits of Europe, part I

So is Azerbaijan in Europe or not? What about Turkey? Iceland? Morocco? The questions are never purely geographical, but they raise some difficult political problems.

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Democratic surprise in Turkey

Turkey may be set for minority government and political instability, but democracy has again shown how effective it can be in checking over-ambitious rulers.

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Election preview: Turkey

Today’s Turkish election is a crucial test for both the country’s government and its democratic credentials.

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Atheism and Islam

It’s hard to credit that Saudi Arabia has proportionately as many atheists as the United States, but it’s a question that quickly runs into terminological problems.

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Election (and other news) updates

This week, updates from Israel, Australia, Estonia, Finland and Northern Cyprus.

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Yet another Israeli election

Don’t expect much in the way of dramatic change either way from Israel’s early election.

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Culture, capitalism and destruction

Is it reasonable to compare the destruction wrought by Islamic State with some of the faults of modern capitalism?

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We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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