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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
As it is unclear when Turkey will manage to end its political uncertainty through the formation of a coalition government, we face a new crisis of foreign policy concerning Syria
The joy of the general election is over. It was democracy which won the elections, not the governing party or the opposition, and now a “peace process” is needed
It was an election between those who opposed the “one-party regime” and those who supported it, (or perhaps could not comprehend the danger of such a regime for democracy and the future of the country).
Turkey has already adopted a de facto “leadership” or “supreme guidance” system.
This is not an ordinary election, the fate of Turkey will be sealed in less than two weeks’ time
Religion has always played a role in Turkish politics, although secularism is guaranteed by the constitution
The Cyprus issue has long been a taboo in Turkey, and Cyprus is still a matter of national interest that is not to be discussed freely
I happened to be in Beirut last week. It was a good chance to catch up with Lebanese and regional politics and see friends. Besides, I could follow the Armenian Genocide commemoration.
The pope’s use of the G-word and then the European Parliament’s vote to urge Turkey to recognize the “Armenian Genocide” angered not only the president and the government, but also the nationalist opposition and a majority of Turks
After Public Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was killed by two members of an illegal and dubious leftist organization called the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), the whole thing turned against the media and the opposition in Turkey.
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