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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
By standing up to the powers that rule the EU, little Greece has provided us with a David and Goliath story.
The suggestion by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü that Turkey should underwrite 1.6 billion euros of Greece’s debt in order to prevent it from defaulting to the IMF, was not the flight of fancy that some may think.
It is not easy to understand the contention in the pro-government media – meaning that portion of the media which acts as a mouthpiece for President Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) – that the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, and its military wing, the Peoples Defense Unit (YPG), are more dangerous than ISIL
Watching Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony for newly elected deputies, one could not help thinking that this is a parliament which truly represents the “New Turkey,” and not the one the AKP talked about when it held the parliamentary majority and called the shots.
Analysis about what the June 7 election represented, and expectations as to what should happen now, vary depending on whether you are looking from the west or the east.
Developments in Tal Abyad, a strategic border town in Syria just south of the Turkish town of Akçakale, are proving again that developments in Syria are not determined by Ankara’s desires and needs.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempt to impose his will on parliament after the elections is already faltering.
The “Palace,” as it has come to be proverbially known in the short space of time that it has started to be used, has fallen into what we might call with literary flair a “deafening silence” following the elections.
Foreign investors are probably not pleased with the results of the elections. Judging by pre-election analyses, the best outcome for them was for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to lose and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to win.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on the warpath again against the independent Turkish and foreign media
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