erkan

Mostly Kurdish bit, a little EU negotiations on the new cabinet agenda…

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 23:19

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Photo: Yeni hükümetin öncelikleri arasında AB de var. Bu vesileyle "Europe according to Turkey"

Europe according to Turkey

The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has ruled that there are no legal grounds for the prosecution of 96 suspects, including President Erdoğan’s son Bilal Erdoğan, on allegations off corruption
With the minor Cabinet reshuffle, the dossier on the Kurdish resolution process has been handed over to Deputy PM Bülent Arınç to the contrary of expectations
‘Strong steps aimed at solving of our country’s domestic issues, with the resolution process being in the first place, will be taken with determination,’ PM Davutoğlu said
Some of the detained officers were involved in the corruption probes launched in December
Turkish paternalism in Northern Cyprus

Turkey’s relationship with Northern Cyprus is akin to a controlling father disciplining its errant son, and this has affected its attitude to a Cyprus settlement as well.

A lively debate has broken out over academic Behlül Özkan’s eyecatching recent work, which claims that new PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is a pan-Islamist ideologue with imperialist ambitions to reshape the Middle East

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is ‘Partner and Target’ for the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE – Aug 31 – On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident. Several Turkish F-16 fighter jets bombed a caravan of villagers that night…

Turkish police detained over alleged plot to topple Erdoan government

World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Raids part of crackdown on what president describes as ‘parallel state’ seeking to topple his government

New Prime Minister Davutoğlu will today present his government’s program, with a packed 10 months planned ahead of the general elections next June
President Erdoğan is set for his first international appearance after taking office, including participation at the key NATO Summit and bilateral visits to Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan
When it comes to day-to-day politics, Turks abroad generally choose to be active in their countries of residence rather than in Turkey, says researcher Kerem Öktem, explaining why only 10 percent voted in the recent presidential elections
US – Turkey Relationship:Turkey is untrustworthy partner and new target for 
National Turk English
… that included finding targets for possible Turkish airstrikes against suspected PKK members. All the data for one entire wave of attacks carried out in December 2007 originated from this intelligence cell, a diplomatic cable from the WikiLeaks
President Erdoğan to address spying claims with US, UK leaders

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