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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Ankara was bound to be one of the most difficult in his career.
Everyone agrees that if the coup attempt on July 15 had succeeded, Turkey’s economy would have gone into a tailspin.
“And, Oh God, please protect us from the wickedness of the educated!”
Turkey is its own worst enemy when it comes to public diplomacy.
Misinformation, prejudice, and mutual dislike are increasingly the common denominator between Turks and Europeans. Britain provided a clear example when the “Brexiteers” used Turkey in the campaign to steer the public away from the EU
The Eid al-Adha (Feat of the Sacrifice) bayram holiday should be a period of amity, sharing and rejoicing. It is hard to say this year’s bayram is such
If a task turns out to be much easier than expected, this may be pleasing to those concerned, but it also raises uneasy questions in some minds and provides fodder for conspiracy theorists
Turkey’s prolonged “Davutoğlu moment,” which was based on a misplaced confidence in Turkey’s international strength and role, and driven by a tangibly Islamist orientation, ended in May with the dismissal of the former prime minister
Washington is unhappy about Turkey’s “Operation Euphrates Shield.” The potential for a serious confrontation between fighters from the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), is very real and clearly of deep concern to it
Many will see a bitter irony in the way Turkey has welcomed the peace accord between the Columbian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which has been waging a war against the Columbian state over the past 52 years leaving over 220,000 dead
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