Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Republic Day of Turkey: CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu boycotted the government’s traditional military parade

On a day marking the 89th anniversary of the founding of Turkey, a country that has marketed itself as a stable, prosperous and democratic role model for the Muslim world, riot police clashed with defiant opposition groups, firing water cannons … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal – CHP President Kemal Kilicdaroglu: Turkey Can’t Afford Its Saber-Rattling

By KEMAL KILICDAROGLU The Turkish Parliament’s Oct. 4 vote authorizing the use of troops against Bashar Assad’s regime has pushed the tension between the two nervous neighbors to a new threshold. Most Turks agree that Assad has no place in the … Continue reading

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CHP makes push for bill on hate crime

The main opposition CHP published its study on hate crimes yesterday, requesting a comprehensive law to address the problem. The government seems to be interested in the issue especially after the release of the anti-Islamic film “The Innocence of Muslims,” … Continue reading

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Arab Revolution: Should we still call it “spring” ?

The Arab revolution has a long way to go before settling itself and establishing a calm and stable climate conducive to democracy in the region. Some Western circles envision the creation of a moderately Islamic and relatively democratic Sunnite “belt” in the Middle … Continue reading

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CHP Foreign Policy Chief Loğoğlu: Plane incident bitter fruit of AKP’s biased Syria policy

Turkey’s ruling AKP is picking the bitter fruit of its Syrian policy following a decision yesterday to ground a Syrian passenger flight to check for weapons, the main opposition has said. “This incident is the latest bitter fruit of the … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinc: Europe: Dream of power or power of the dream?

Europe: Dream of power or power of the dream? International Herald Tribune / Dunya Kader Sevinç* When I was growing as a child in Turkey, Europe was omni-present in school text books, on the TV, in the media and the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Economic development in the last decade, policy issues and the CHP perspective

Turkish Policy Quarterly By Faik Öztrak* During the last decade in which the AKP government has been in power, the Turkish economy’s average growth rate was relatively high but not above the long run historic level. A structurally high current account deficit, … Continue reading

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