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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey’s EU ties are back on the agenda again with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Brussels this week.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has turned out to be the main catalyzer of developments in Syria, putting powers which are otherwise rivals in a more cooperative mode over this crisis. But what does this mean in terms of Turkey’s expectations?
There is a flurry of new activity on Syria but none of it has Bashar al-Assad’s departure as the principle aim
The June elections showed that the supposedly unbeatable AKP has lost its magic and demonstrated that the classic rule of politics, namely, that time eats away at the support of any party in a democracy, is also valid in this case.
Europe is deeply divided over the Syrian refugee crisis.
Turkey is going through extraordinary times. Its democracy is being whittled down for the sake of the political interests of a certain individual and party.
Although the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) congress on Sept. 12 was billed as a “regular congress,” there was nothing “regular” about it.
The main enemy of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) turns out to be the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
There is a pointless blame-game going on over Syria, with each country accusing someone else for the way things have gone there.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has little love lost for Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who he sees as a dictator that ousted the country’s democratically elected president in a military coup, and went on to stage-manage an election to give himself the appearance of being a democratic leader.
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