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Erdogan’s pragmatism

Jul 05,2016 -JORDAN TIMES  – OSAMA AL SHARIF Turkey’s about-face in its regional and international politics has come as a shock for some, and as proof that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is capable of embracing a pragmatic approach on challenging issues, for others. In the past few weeks Ankara has […]

Sobriety can save the day

Nov 28,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – MUSA KEILANI   The shooting of a Russian warplane by Turkey galvanised public opinion attention in our region. Some financial analysts compared it to the events, 100 years ago, of the summer of 1914, when Grand Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the city […]

Erdoğan and the Arab Street

Erdoğan’s stances against Israel made him a hero in the eyes of Arabs, something they don’t usually see in their leaders Yeni Şafak | Haya Al-Atassi | 22 July 2015, 17:37 The mosques are our barracks The domes our helmets The minarets our bayonets The faithful our soldiers This sacred army guards […]

Turkey’s actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East ‘strongman’ to tin-pot dictator Once a cuddly ally of Barack Obama, the Turkish Prime Minister has shown himself to be increasingly authoritarian

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama’s cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White House and the Pentagon could rely on to provide a guiding hand in […]

Turkey’s actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East ‘strongman’ to tin-pot dictator Once a cuddly ally of Barack Obama, the Turkish Prime Minister has shown himself to be increasingly authoritarian

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama’s cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White House and the Pentagon could rely on to provide a guiding hand in […]

Turkish PM defends seeking China arms

The Turkish prime minister yesterday defended a controversial decision to enter talks with China to buy Turkey’s first long-range anti-missile system, but said no deal had yet been finalised. Ankara’s announcement last month that it was launching discussions with the China Precision Machinery Import-Export for the deal – worth US$4 […]