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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It seems that Kurdish-origin voters are going to play an important role in Turkey’s upcoming referendum for a shift to an executive presidential system, while the Kurdish problem is also gaining importance in efforts to find a lasting peace in Syria.
According to a statement from the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Jan. 29 and convinced him on a project to establish safe zones in Syria and Yemen, two countries on Trump’s controversial recent ban list
One of the main problems of the U.S. administration up until a few weeks ago was the rise of anti-Americanism all over the world.
As soon as U.S. President Donald Trump said he was considering the formation of safe zones for Syrians trying to escape the six-year-old civil war, there was a reaction from Russia.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has been staging a quick tour of Africa covering three countries in four days.
Main opposition social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılılçdaroğlu on Jan. 24 paid a visit to the monument in memory of journalist Uğur Mumcu on the 24th anniversary of the latter’s assassination.
The Turkish government has eased certain stringent state of emergency (SoE) rules ahead of a crucial vote in the Council of Europe demanding an urgent debate on the “functioning of democratic institutions” in Turkey.
The uncertainties about the U.S.’s new Middle East policy under Donald Trump have been straining nerves in Ankara, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan made public on Jan. 22 before heading his visit to three Africa countries.
In the first days of Donald Trump era, the U.S. will have to deal with the Syria crisis as its first foreign policy problem, as it looks like it will be joining the Astana talks on Jan. 23.
I was recently having an informal chat with an important name from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) together with a number of colleagues.
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