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President Gül’s hard choices

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Despite having declared a number of months ago that he has no political plans for the future, Gül recently backtracked and said he was willing to continue serving the nation

Comment(s) 7/31/2014

Erdoğan spells it out once again

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is not holding back in terms of signaling what kind of political system he wants for Turkey with him at the helm.

Comment(s) 7/29/2014

The pendulum swings the other way

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

The police officers who raided the houses of ranking military officers, journalists, academicians and activists five years ago as part of the so called “Ergenekon” and “Balyoz” investigations are now themselves on the receiving end.

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Erdoğan has isolated Turkey

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is once again expressing righteous fury at Israel over Gaza and at the United Nations for its inability to do anything.

Comment(s) 7/17/2014

Palestinians are victims of miscalculation

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Listening to Hamas’s political leader Khaled Meshal on Al-Jazeera the other day, I got the impression that he wants the Israeli operation on Gaza to continue

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

The Islamic world’s failure spawned ISIL

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Israel’s operation against Gaza is nothing but brutal and indiscriminate collective punishment against the Palestinians and is deplorable.

Comment(s) 7/15/2014

It might be Gül after all

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may have been nominated for the presidency, but the question of who will lead the Justice and Development Party (AKP) after him still remains uncertain.

Comment(s) 7/10/2014

Erdoğan’s rule will be much like İnönü’s

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a great critic of the political tradition represented by the Republican People's Party (CHP).

Comment(s) 7/8/2014

The onus is on Erdoğan to prove his critics wrong

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

There is no surprise in the announcement by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) that its candidate for the Aug. 10 presidential elections is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The surprise would have been if he wasn’t

Comment(s) 7/3/2014

Time to return to the fundamentals

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

There is no point in mincing words. Hardly anything has turned out the way Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had planned, predicted or hoped for in the Middle East.

Comment(s) 7/1/2014

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