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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Some 177,000 Turkish Cypriots went to the polling booths April 19 to vote to elect a president that would lead the tiny Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in talks with Greek Cypriots, expected to resume next month, to achieve a federal resolution
It was great to listen to the lectures on the “new Turkey” and “advanced democracy” from the prime minister.
Is there anything abnormal in the head of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) telling newspeople that all cats had been collected and none were left on the streets?
In the “Kurdish opening” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government something rather odd has been happening lately.
Optimism is building for a quick resumption of the stalled Cyprus negotiations.
Turkish media has had an acute problem all along, like the media of any other country: To be the first to report a development with as much detail as possible.
For weeks the Turkish opposition parties tried to resist and obstruct the security package from becoming law, but the government used the Oct. 6-7 Kobane unrest across the country to press ahead and legislated it.
It ought to require “skills of advanced governance” to achieve what Turkey lived through in 24 hours this week.
Can it be possible to end the Syrian quagmire through some sort of a proxy war against a ruthless dictator by a coalition of not-so-clean democratic performance or an imperialist, hegemonic “coalition of the willing” aspiring
Could there be that much of a difference between how developments of this 'Greater Middle Eastern Area' are perceived in Ankara, Cairo or Kuwait?
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