Ibn Arabi Writing Contest

https://theintercept.com/2016/01/26/ha-ha-hillary-clintons-top-financial-supporter-now-controls-the-onion/

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Cedid Atlas Copy Found in Norwegian Library

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/01/14/how-a-karma-seeking-redditor-uncovered-one-of-the-worlds-rarest-atlases/

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1802 Wahhabi Sack of Karbala Blog Posting

https://ballandalus.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/the-wahhabi-sack-of-karbala-1802-a-d/

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NY Times Article on Sunni-Shi’i Sectarian Mapping

Behind Stark Political Divisions, a More Complex Map of Sunnis and Shiites

Sunni-led allies of Saudi Arabia have cut diplomatic ties with Shiite Iran, further polarizing the Middle East along the two major branches of Islam. But while almost all of the governments are controlled by one sect, the countries’ populations are a mix of Sunnis and Shiites, as well as other branches and sub-sects, an important and complicating factor in the region’s conflicts.

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Scholarly Article on 17th Century Devshirme System

https://www.academia.edu/21492061/The_Devshirme_System_and_the_Levied_Children_of_Bursa_in_1603-4?auto=view&campaign=weekly_digest

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Photo Essay on Today’s Syrian Refugees on Turkish Border

http://blogs.afp.com/correspondent/?post%2Fwaiting-for-the-gate-to-open

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Photo Essay on Today’s Syrian Refugees on Turkish Border

http://blogs.afp.com/correspondent/?post%2Fwaiting-for-the-gate-to-open

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1916 Map of European Spheres of Influence in Ottoman Empire

http://www.midafternoonmap.com/2016/02/century-old-us-map-envisions-united.html

European Territorial Claims on Turkey from Europe at Turkey’s Door, The Geographical Review, 1916

“As the French and British were hammering out the Sykes Picot agreement in the spring of 1916, an American geographer named Leon Dominan prepared a map showing the possible European spheres of influence that might be carved out of the Ottoman Empire after its defeat. His accompanying article discusses the historical, economic and political background to each power’s claim in the region, but does not give any specific details on how we came up with this particular division. His predictions seem to have erred rather consistently in France’s favor, not only granting them Palestine but the Karadeniz too. The map also imagines Russia’s sphere of influence extending from Iran into much of Eastern Anatolia and what is now Northern Iraq, which even before the revolution was more than the British and French seemed willing to offer.”

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October 1948 Dawaymah Massacre UN Memo Details

Here’s a UN memo concerning the October 1948 Dawaymah massacre, which took place during a ceasefire:

UNITED NATIONS CONCILIATION COMMISSION FOR PALESTINE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE THE DAWAYMEH MASSACRE

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1916 National Geographic Map of European Influence in Ottoman Lands

http://www.midafternoonmap.com/2016/02/century-old-us-map-envisions-united.html

European Territorial Claims on Turkey from Europe at Turkey’s Door, The Geographical Review, 1916

“As the French and British were hammering out the Sykes Picot agreement in the spring of 1916, an American geographer named Leon Dominan prepared a map showing the possible European spheres of influence that might be carved out of the Ottoman Empire after its defeat. His accompanying article discusses the historical, economic and political background to each power’s claim in the region, but does not give any specific details on how we came up with this particular division. His predictions seem to have erred rather consistently in France’s favor, not only granting them Palestine but the Karadeniz too. The map also imagines Russia’s sphere of influence extending from Iran into much of Eastern Anatolia and what is now Northern Iraq, which even before the revolution was more than the British and French seemed willing to offer.”

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