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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
According to a Turkish saying, he (or she) who goes to the hamam must be prepared to sweat. This means that if you are taking on a particular job you must be prepared to put up with its downside.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınç’s recent criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, even if shrouded in sugary diplomatic language, suggests turbulence ahead in Erdoğan’s relations with the government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
A new set of circumstances is developing in the Middle East. This has always been the nature of international relations. Yesterday’s enemies can find common ground while former friends can fall out. Intentions are all very well but it is always reality that drives successful foreign policies
It’s a matter of preference whether one describes former president Abdullah Gül as walking into the sunset or disappearing into the mist. He has spelled out that he has no political plans for the future; In other words, he will not run in the June elections.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a very clever man. If this were not the case, he would not be where he is today. He therefore knows the relationship between cause and effect.
Members and supporters of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) continually repeat the claim that there is what they call a “perception operation” against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
Sensible people everywhere must be hoping that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails in his odd mission.
No one in their right mind can oppose the attempt to end the 30-year war with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and to solve Turkey’s long standing Kurdish problem through negotiations.
The blueprint for the New Turkey desired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his followers is taking shape, and the picture is not pretty.
The evacuation of the Süleyman Şah tomb, and its relocation a hundred meters from the Turkish border, is a public relations disaster for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.
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