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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
All throughout this summer, Russia was in Ukraine with its weapons, ammunition and direct support for the Ukrainian rebels, now it appears that it is there also with its troops, tanks and aerial combat capabilities
What is successful, what is not? Someone successful for one might be a total loser for another.
On his second working day in office, on Sept. 1, Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will make his maiden foreign trip to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
A very important week is starting for Turkey. The unprecedented era of two prime ministers and two presidents will come to an end with one of the presidents packing up and moving to Istanbul to become a well-paid pensioner
Late in the night I woke up screaming: “Selim!” In the light of the incredible events that Turks have been going through since 2007 with Ergenekon, the “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) case
Perhaps there is nothing abnormal in one country’s intelligence agency spying on the top executives of another country to gather sensitive economic, political and, of course, military data that might be used in an economic, political or - God forbid - military confrontation.
Was it a shock? Or, is there anything absurd in the two top politicians of the country making a “long-term plan” which will accommodate the expectations of both
Under the Turkish Constitution, the moment a candidate is elected president he is no longer a parliamentarian and should sever all ties with political parties, as the president ought to be above party politics.
Swords were sharpened. The first salvoes were fired. President Abdullah Gül declared his decision to return to his former Justice and Development Party (AKP) once his tenure in office ends on Aug. 28.
Turkish citizens voting at Sunday’s presidential elections will most likely not only just produce a president, but usher in a new and problematic era in the country
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