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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
“One Turk is worth the entire world.” This is a saying attributed to the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
The question in the title was asked by veteran journalist Metin Münir in an article published on online news portal T24
Last week a deputy chief of police in Istanbul killed a motorcycle rider following a road-rage incident.
“I’ll tell you what we have: we have a hotel reservation, that’s for sure,” an Ankara based diplomat told me when I asked about his expectations for the upcoming G-20 summit.
The first phase of the joint U.S.–Turkey program to train and equip fighters to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has ended in a scandalous failure.
Kudret Özersay is a former Turkish Cypriot negotiator. He held the title of chief negotiator until last October when he was removed from duty after he announced he would run as a candidate in April’s presidential elections
I know quite a number of Turkish elites who, frustrated with developments in Turkey, decided to settle in Turkish Cyprus over the course of the last decade.
“I like democracy when democracy likes me,” a veteran Turkish journalist used to say mockingly, criticizing Turkish political figures for twisting democratic concepts as it suits them.
Turkey’s geopolitical standing is like an oxymoron; it is both a liability and an asset.
'The Europe of companies wants Turkey in,' a high level Turkish official told me, adding that although 'Turkey means business' Europe still cannot invest as much as it wants in the country.
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