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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The first Gulf War in 1991 introduced the concept of Northern Iraq to Turkish political jargon.
Turkey’s newly-elected 98 female parliamentarians who have taken their oaths as of June 23,
Don’t forget you are women.
Azerbaijan allocates a significant portion of its budget to boosting its image in the international arena. It’s much wiser to do so rather than dedicating its budget to military spending.
The German Free Democratic Party, which usually gets around 10 percent of the vote, has been in the federal government longer than any other party in Germany, as a junior partner in successive coalitions.
In recent years there has been tremendous backpedalling on certain issues in Turkey, but the election and the outcome give us a lot of reasons to be optimistic too.
Compromise. That is the message the Turkish electorate gave in the general election on June 7, according to Martin Raiser, the World Bank’s country director for Turkey.
If 10 years ago we were told that a significant number from the secular part of society will be relying on what they perceive to be the political wing of a separatist, terrorist Kurdish organization to secure democracy in Turkey, few would have believed it.
For those who still have doubts about authoritarianism in Turkey, I strongly recommend they read the recent academic work by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) called “The authoritarianization of the regime and the Justice and Development Party [AKP] rule.”
It is customary for Turkish governments to keep the bar high, endorse a maximalist position and spend unnecessary political capital by asking for the impossible ahead of a negotiation.
The debate on the issues pertaining to Syria and foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) is like a medallion that has two sides.
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