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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The general elections are fast approaching. Many are wondering whether the political scene in Turkey will experience a change that may not relegate the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to the backseat
The fall of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), indicates that the jihadi group is far from being a spent force yet
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s 2013 visit to Pennsylvania to see Fethullah Gülen, the self-exiled Turkish preacher, is turning into an amusing “whodunit?” mystery.
The Syrian question has become part of the domestic political agenda prior to the elections.
A friend, who has been a resident of Moscow for years, believes that trying to maintain relations with Russia is like going to bed with a bear - an analogy that is particularly apt in this case
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is continuing to campaign on behalf of the ruling AKP, even though the constitution says he should be above party politics and maintain an equal distance from all political parties
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and certain members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are proving once again they are only democrats unto themselves. Erdoğan always underlines the fact that he is the people’s choice, having been elected democratically
Turkey is a country fond of setting negative records like having the largest number of journalists in prison, being one of the champions in violence against women, or being the country that has tried to close down You Tube or Twitter the most.
The commemorations of the “Armenian centenary” will pass, leaving anger on the Turkish side at Pope Francis, the European Parliament, and the German Bundestag for affirming that the Armenian massacres in 1915 were genocide.
With the elections nearing, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has started to spell out more clearly the kind of presidential system he wants for Turkey.
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