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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
“The train-equip program started in Turkey. 300 Syrian rebels already arrived on May 9.” These words were uttered by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu this week
We all have been bombarded by news and allegations about Syria this week. Some were about the radically changing dynamics within Syria, while others related to shifting regional alliances and U.S. policy
On the one hand, violence is re-erupting in Bosnia. On the other hand, Albania and Serbia seem to be at odds. And Serbia still doesn’t accept Kosovo’s independence
While Turkey has been locked on the genocide debate on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Massacres, the victims of ASALA are totally forgotten.
“Prime Minister Erdoğan’s statement of condolence to the Armenians was a milestone in Turkey’s history.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Iran this week carried meanings and created results beyond Turkey-Iran relations. In Tehran, Ankara gave clues about its new, emerging regional policy.
We are surrounded by false rumors about the operation in Yemen.
First of all, Iran’s role in Yemen is being exaggerated. Second, it is speculated that the United States is taking on Iran through this operation.
The Yemen crisis has brought along various contradictions which are more than difficult to grasp and muddle through.
Last week, Turkey had a strong presence in Japan. A wide delegation under the leadership of the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) attended the U.N. world conference on “Disaster Risk Reduction.”
“We want to leave this episode behind us. Turkey is a very important country. We want friendly relations. But the ball is now in Turkey’s court.”
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