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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The opening speech of the legislative year at the Turkish Parliament is traditionally delivered by the president on Oct. 1.
Ahmet Hakan Coşkun, one of Turkey’s most influential columnists and TV commentators, was severely beaten by four people in front of his house in Istanbul on Oct. 1, right after completing his debate show, “The Neutral Zone,” on CNNTürk
“I dedicate this election manifesto to the youth,” said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Sept. 30, addressing thousands at a party gathering in Ankara
The bottom line of the Syria talks between the U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin is that they agree that Syria today under Bashar al-Assad is no longer sustainable, but they disagree on the future of al-Assad himself
As Russia and the United States work on formulas as inclusive as possible to find a solution to the Syrian crisis, without letting the Islamist factions take over the entire country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the European Union on Sept. 28 to do more to confront the migration crisis stemming from the four-year-old Syrian civil war
It is not possible to disagree with a remark by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu when he said the “Syrian situation has become deadlocked” – it is possibly something that everyone paying attention to the tragedy in Syria could say nowadays
This has been the first public statement of Turkish President Erdoğan acknowledging the possibility, or even the need, to include Bashar al-Assad in the “transition” period.
Pleading for the mercy of God, Görmez said it was no one but Muslims who are responsible if there are those who think that this religion of God’s grace was a “religion of fear.”
The row began last week when Reşat Kasap, the mayor of the eastern Black Sea town of Rize, said a statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, in the town’s main square could be removed.
With less than 40 days left until the Turkish reelections on Nov. 1, the parties have not yet begun their election campaigns
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