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Anti-Establishment: Revenge of the Deplorable as the Silent Majority

Introduction There is an ongoing concern of a silent majority towards an establishment. This trend is recently seen in the US 2016 presidential election as Donald Trump claimed the president-elect beating the fierce rival Hillary Clinton. The result does surprise … Continue reading

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The Stairs of Family: A Foundation of Happy Family

  The term “Family” (in Indonesian, keluarga) comes from the Sanskritic language which means kin group. Family as a social unity formed by the bonding between husband and wife as well as their children. Family is the only condition that … Continue reading

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Dialogue on religion, nationalism in Turkey

Amid the heat and chaos in Turkey after the Saturday bombs that killed four people, Indonesians gathered in Istanbul to raise awareness of terrorism and radicalism by holding a dialogue about religion and nationalism under the title “Islam and current … Continue reading

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Indonesians in Turkey

The Islamic State (IS) group has been discussed in the media in recent months. The group has actively promoted their movement through social media by posting videos and this movement has attracted many sympathizers across the world. About 300 Indonesians, … Continue reading

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Check Your Intention

Innama‘l a’malu binniyat, wa innama likulli ‘mri‘in ma nawa. “The elements of our character (desire, inclination, sensibility, and need) always influence our intentions. When intending to reach a personal goal instead of the truth, we may distort data or twist … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Turkey to Indonesia

The Indonesian Students Association (PPI) in Istanbul held its first Democratic and Economic Youth Summit (DEYS) with the central theme “Reinventing Indonesia through its non-natural resources”. The program was held on Oct. 26-27. Turkey’s success story should inspire Indonesia to … Continue reading

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Old and New Turkey

I have been in love with Turkey since its Ottoman Empire era. How the Ottoman era was able to lead the world for 600 years has inspired the whole of humanity. And now we are watching Turkey in a neo-Ottoman … Continue reading

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