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The man who annoys Estonians: Q and A with Priit Pullerits
Postimees did this in depth interview.
Black men, Estonian women the truth
An opinion piece. The title is self-explanatory.
Pyrrhic Victory
About the recent local elections in Estonia.
The Sexiest man in Estonia
Guess who?
The Playboy bunny and foreign policy
Laar's Dilemma
About the former PM of Estonia.
Cult of Youth
Why Estonia is run by kids
Quiet genius who brought East to the West
How the Koran came to be published in Estonia.
Bigotry and denial
Race relations in the Baltics in particular Lithuania
A hard landing indeed
Let's eat potato peels
Fighting to preserve a Nation's heritage

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Black men, Estonian women: the truth
By Abdul Turay
Published Postimees 11 November 2009
Well that got your attention; the headline I mean. Any story on this subject, the technical term is miscegenation, is bound to get punters. The yellow media, women's magazines and reality TV shows are obsessed with the subject. Not a month goes by without some publication writing about it. Anne and Style, for example, recently ran a long feature about mixed couples.
Most of these stories are muddle-headed and wrong. There's paranoia in this country that there is an army of dark-skinned men form Turkey, the tropics, some place south, who are going to make off with the nation's women. It's never going to happen. I'll explain why in a minute.
Seriously, I think there are more important things to think about and worry about. I worry about feeding my family. I worry about other people being able to feed their families, so I write about politics and economics.
But the press won't leave…
Intervjuu Juuli 2016
Ajakirjanik 
Kui vana te olete?
Abdul Turay: 
Ma olen 49aastane
Kui kaua olete Eestis elanud?  Ligikaudu 8 aastat.
Miks otsustasite Inglismaalt lahkuda? 
Tulin Eestisse perekondlikel põhjustel. Kui olen inimestega siiatuleku põhjuseid arutanud, on nad öelnud, et see oli igati mõistlik samm. Loomulikult pidin tegema majanduslikke kompromisse. Hetkel teenin vähem, kui teenisin Inglismaal enne siiatulekut, ehk 8 aastat tagasi. Olen saanud palju kriitikat – inimesed heidavad mulle ette, et olen volikogus ainult palga pärast. Kui hooliksin rahast, läheksin tagasi Inglismaale, seal teeniksin tunduvalt rohkem kui siin.
Mis on teie arvates märgid, et inimene on Eesti ühiskonnaga integreerunud?
Eesti keel. Ma ei usu, et inimene on täielikult integreerunud enne, kui ta on ära õppinud eesti keele.
Kas peale keele on veel midagi?
Tundsin, et olen integreerunud pärast seda, kui mind hakati avalikult laimama. Sain laimu nii meedialt, avalikel positsioonidel olevatelt inimestelt, kui …
Galojan will not be coming home soon. By Abdul Turay Published Postimees 27 February 2012
Anna Maria Galojan is quite a boring person. I am bored with reading about her case already. Frankly I am not that interested in her, but since I have some insider knowledge with the system she is facing, I thought I'd share it with you.
Miss Galojan claims that she is not running away by staying in the UK and if she really wanted to run she would have gone to South America.
The reverse is true. I suspect Galojan choose Britain precisely because it the best place for her or anyone else to evade justice.
Britain has a slow and inefficient bureaucracy, especially when dealing with law and order issues. If Galojan has actually claimed asylum like she says, she will be caught in this system, certainly for months and possibly for years.
Countries with a history of dictatorship, often have fast and efficient bureaucracies. Dictators need to sure that they can get rid of political opponents quickly.
The re…