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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Simple: They are regional administrations that have recognized the Armenian genocide.
Turkey is not the only country in the world where Islamist Machiavellism features excessive doses of deception and perception management in the name of “dawa”: The holy cause, or advancement of Islam as a political - and therefore social - ideology.
Defense companies from the Vatican will not be allowed to compete for lucrative Turkish contracts. Turkey will also use its superpower influence and block the Vatican’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.
Just four words in Turkish. Five in English, depending on the translation. Not less, not more. They make the opening of a line in an indictment.
This column has twice borrowed Shelby Foote’s famous line, with a minor revision: “A Turkish university, these days, is a group of buildings around a library and a small mosque.”
How did the Turkish howitzers, which have a maximum range of 40 kilometers, hit a missile battery 180 kilometers away?
If countries were human beings and could be put to a therapist’s chair, Turkey would probably be sent to a clinic instead of being prescribed regular sessions. Before one overcomes the shock from one absurdity, one would be showered by five more (often heavier) blows.
In the early 1990s, Turkey started to generously buy off-the-shelf arms from foreign manufacturers who had happily discovered an emerging but potentially lucrative market.
The answer to the question in the title can come in many different ways, the simplest being, “until either Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu or Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu defeats the other for good.”
Time flies! It’s already three months since the “fourth sequel” appeared here, but it’s time for more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
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