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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Is the president’s HDP-bashing paving the way for an AK Parti-MHP coalition instead of the CHP?
One of the sharp qualities of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan in politics is his ability to reduce every complicated problem into one known equation and try to solve that as it is.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the military operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq on July 23 and 24 have “changed the regional game.”
Turkish jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria in the early hours of July 24, since the beginning of the civil war there
The governor of Kilis, a Turkish city along the 910 km border with Syria, announced on July 23 that one soldier was killed and two other wounded as a result of open fire from the Syrian side
It must have been difficult for the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to feel the need to defend the government against speculations that it had relations with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)
A bomb that killed at least 30 and wounded 100 in Suruç, a Turkish town by the Syrian border right across the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Kobane, went off July 20. But the journey of those killed had started a day before
Its one-and-a-half months since the general election, in which the conservative Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) lost its power in parliament to establish a government of its own.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has completed his “exploratory” talks with the leaders of other three parties for the next stage of coalition talks.
It was two consecutive moves by Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chairman of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), who changed the course of Turkish politics as it was heading for the June 7 elections.
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