The Economist has been AKP friendly for most of the time, this comes as a blow to AKP leadership.. Well in order to have more headcounts, they have lost so many friends that they will eventually regret…
The election on June 12th will showcase a Muslim democracy. Although the winner is not in doubt, it could have a big impact on Turkey?s future………..
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, is seen inside his campaign bus following an election rally in Diyarbakir, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Isn?t it sad -? just when we began to think that the concept of having a fully fledged democracy is cherished by almost all segments of Turkish civil society, there are a number of remaining shady networks as well as terror cells and in some instances even single aggressors who up until this very day have got nothing better to do than pulling the trigger, aiming to destroy it.
from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne
Un nouvel aéroport, un nouveau barrage (à Silvan !), une nouvelle autoroute d’Urfa à la frontière irakienne, deux nouveaux hôpitaux, des aires de loisirs. Et surtout un nouveau stade de football, de 30 000 places. Tayyip Erdogan a révélé ce matin son “crazy project” pour Diyarbakir …enfin si on peut appeler “crazy” un projet qui va faire le bonheur des entrepreneurs du BTP , comme les “crazy project pour Istanbul et Ankara, mais ne révèle plus vraiment de surprise.
The New York Times (which seems to have discovered Turkey in recent days) has a good piece out about some of the interesting changes taking place on the Kurdish cultural front — a move towards “cultural autonomy” as the article puts it. From the article: