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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
We have waken up to a new Turkey.
One of the first leaders I spoke to after the July 15, 2016, coup attempt was main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Personally, I believe Kılıçdaroğlu and the CHP as a political party were against the coup without any conditions and with a very clear firm stance
This is not the first contact with U.S. officials on Fethullah Gülen’s extradition.
The United States’ preparations regarding the Raqqa operation have accelerated; they have started forming supply lines and delivering logistics equipment. A portion of the heavy weapons have already arrived, but more will come
When I mentioned the European Court of Justice’s March 14 ruling that companies can ban headscarves and other religious symbols in the workplace, one cabinet minister told me: “This is Europe’s Feb. 28,” referring to Turkey’s Feb. 28, 1997 “post-modern coup” era when similar decisions prevailed.
On our return from a NATO meeting, I spoke to Defense Minister Fikri Işık about the new U.S. administration’s stance. He said, “They are more open to dialogue compared to the Obama administration. They are listening carefully to our justifications.”
Those who will run referendum campaign rallies are not on the road yet. However, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has held rallies for the “yes” vote in five cities already, right after his return from his trip to the Gulf region
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has just announced that the government’s referendum campaign will officially start on Feb. 25 with an event at the Ankara Arena
All indicators show that there will be a referendum on April 16. While we are approaching the referendum for constitutional amendments, two works are being carried out in the regions.
Very important evidence has been accessed during the interrogation of Reina nightclub murderer Abdulkadir Masharipov, who was caught by Istanbul police on Jan. 16.
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