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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
We are all confused by the successive crises in the Middle East.
You must know the already-famous story by now. President Donald Trump appeared at the NATO summit last week in Brussels, pushing aside Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic.
You must have heard the phrase “back to the future.” Nothing else could better describe my feelings while following the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s meeting with Donald Trump was expected to be “either in the format of a full stop or a comma” in terms of the allies’ future ties, as Erdoğan put it.
It looks like all the odds are currently against Turkey in the Kurdish question. U.S. President Donald Trump just approved plans to directly arm the outlawed PKK-affiliated Kurdish fighters in Syria, YPG (the People’s Protection Units), despite Ankara’s long-lasting opposition.
Alas, the expected has happened. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decided on Tuesday to reopen the monitoring procedure with Turkey, thereby lowering its level of democracy
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had declared that he would put Turkey’s EU membership process to vote in case the “yes” campaign won the April 16 referendum on Turkey’s shift from a parliamentary system to a presidency
The reasons and implications of President Donald Trump’s recent attack on Syria are being widely discussed.
We are face-to-face with a brand new crisis, as if there was a shortage of tension in the region. Kurds in the Kirkuk Provincial Council have voted to raise the flag of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) along with Iraq’s flag over state buildings in the province. Now - as expected - all hell is let loose.
You must already know the story. The United States has barred passengers from bringing their laptops and iPads on board flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. Britain didn’t wait too long to join the ban. As a result, the so-called “Muslim laptop ban” has become the hottest topic in Turkey.
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