Erdoğan at TÜSİAD meeting. Another step towards the center. And a politics roundup…
It seems that AKP is about the settle down as a center right political party with a more islamic tone. In the election process, now comes the peace with TÜSİAD…
PM Erdoğan and Businessman Rahmi Koç. Photo source here.
US embassy cables: Turkish military ‘plot’ sparks US fears for democracy
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WikiLeaks cables: US feared Turkish military backlash in ‘coup plot’ arrests
Turkish arrests of senior military officers last year could trigger ‘unpredictable reaction’, US embassy cable warned
US diplomats in Turkey feared that a wave of arrests of senior military officers last year over an alleged plot to topple the country’s Islamist-rooted government could trigger an “unpredictable military reaction”, according to a leaked diplomatic cable.
THE CORRIDOR ? Electoral calculations in the AKP
What just happened to the AKP?
more Erdoğan photos here.
Islamic group is CIA front, ex-Turkish intel chief says
The Washington Post (USA), January 5, 2011
By Jeff Stein
A memoir by a top former Turkish intelligence official claims that a worldwide moderate Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing cover for the CIA since the mid-1990s.
The memoir, roughly rendered in English as ?Witness to Revolution and Near Anarchy,? by retired Turkish intelligence official Osman Nuri Gundes, says the religious-tolerance movement, led by an influential former Turkish imam by the name of Fethullah Gulen, has 600 schools and 4 million followers around the world.
Poll shows Turkey’s Erdogan likely to win election
Erdogan to Turkey: I didn?t go to Yale, I?m you
The Washington Times (USA) Monday, January 17, 2011
Claire Berlinski *, Istanbul
If you were just to skim the news about Turkey?s freak crisis, you might miss some of the interesting cultural subtleties. Erdoğan has recently described it as?you guessed it?a freak, and demanded it be torn down.
The AK Party?s pro-democracy credentials
Gamble of a media tycoon
Step by step, gulf between Turkey and Kurds narrows
The New York Times (USA), January 10, 2011, p. A8
By Sebnem Arsu
For years, Kurds in Turkey knew better than to air demands for more rights in public. In a country that has often valued loyalty to the state above free speech, discussion of placing any distance between the Kurds and the state was tantamount to a prison sentence.
The Sledgehammer case: Questions Harvard professors Dani Rodrik and Pınar Doğan can?t explain
Are CDs 11 and 17 the junta?s CDs? (1)
Who wins in a two-party system in Turkey?
Profile | Nebil Ilseven
On 10.01.2011, Nebil Ilseven took over the CHP | Republican Peoples Party Chairmanship of Istanbul Province following Berhan Simsek’s resignation to become a candidate for the upcoming national Elections.
Are we ready to prepare a democratic constitution democratically?
Doğan media-CHP flirtation
Namik Kemal Zeybek to Head DP
A political chameleon MHP, BBP and now DP
Mavi Boncuk |
Namık Kemal ZEYBEK. (b.1944, Bayburt,Turkey – ) the once Minister of Culture (47th Turkish Government) is elected to head The Democratic Party DP.
US Consul General to Istanbul | Scott Frederic Kilner
On October 18, the newly appointed U.S. Consul General to Istanbul Scott Frederic Kilner visited Armenian Patriarchate in Constantinople to get acquainted with the patriarchate and local Armenian community. Vicar of Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop Aram Ateshyan congratulated the U.S. official on the appointment to the post and provided him with information on the history of Armenians in Turkey and the current issues of the community.