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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It would have been unrealistic to expect a new initiative for reconciliation between Armenia and Turkey while the former was preparing for the 100th anniversary and the latter for general elections.
Still, looking at Turkish society, you end up concluding that certain things about Turks might remain “almost” inexplicable.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) nearing its third term in power can provide us an occasion to think about the legacy of the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-Ahmet Davutoğlu duo’s performance during over a decade of foreign policy.
“I don’t say it impolitely, but I say it directly: I don’t want to see you here again,” said Muriel Domenach, the French Consul General in Istanbul, talking about her conversations with visa-seeking Turks.
Despite the rise in religious conservatism and erosion of certain secular values in the last decade, Turkey still differs tremendously from the other majority Muslim societies.
When the first group of soldiers were taken under detention in February 2010, a month after prosecutors began an investigation upon the news story broken by daily Taraf about a coup plan dating from 2003 to topple the government
“The Stanford Global Studies Division, in conjunction with the Handa Center for Human Rights, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
I have to admit that I was a little late in catching up with the tension between Sweden and Saudi Arabia. For latecomers like me, let me summarize the situation.
A sizable number of opponents to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are convinced that elections in Turkey have been rigged.
Over time, and especially with the current Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, Turkey has found itself less and less on the same page as the transatlantic community on certain key issues.
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