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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The last time George Papandreu became prime minister, he had to tackle Greece’s deep economic crisis.
If the “old Turkey” is identified with the period that precedes the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), when the country was governed by mainstream parties on the center-right and center-left of the political spectrum under military-judicial tutelage, then veteran Kurdish politician Hasip Kaplan would be neither a fan of that period nor of those parties.
In the 1990’s, a foreign country or institution showing interest in Turkey’s southeast was received with suspicion by the state. These were seen as modern “Lawrence of Arabia” initiatives to provoke Kurds in the south of the country.
'Women are entrusted to men.'
'It’s not over until I say it is over.'
The first sentence belongs to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He said it while talking about the brutal murder of Özgecan Aslan. The second belongs to an ordinary male citizen in Turkey, uttered when his female partner asks to part ways.
A lawyer who has been threatened in the past by angry partners for providing legal support to women suffering from domestic violence, İdil Elveriş from Bilgi University, started the “sendeanlat” (“Tell Your Story”) hashtag on Twitter
The spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga, Helgurt Hikmet, said in a statement on Monday that the United States was ready to build a military base near the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Arbil
Turkey and Switzerland have never been best pals in the years preceding the 2000s. During the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) rule, the relationship started having an inconsistent course with ups and downs.
I guess the big smiles that appeared on the faces of many Turks after the electoral victory of Syriza in Greece were frozen when they heard that Alexis Tsipras had forged a coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks party.
“We have been following with great concern what is happening at the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul,” a Western diplomat told me, in reference to demonstrations of support of the Kouachi brothers who attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last month.
Volkan Vural was Turkey’s last ambassador to the Soviet Union. He went to Moscow in 1988, a year after the first ever gas transfer started between the two countries, and came back in 1993.
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