That is Turkey’s best bet, because, impressive and emotional as the demonstrations are, they are the expression of the feelings of a minority in this country of 76 million: the young, urban, well-educated middle class. They are enraged, they are frustrated, they are articulate – but they have no political strength. Even with the support of important social groups like the Alevis, organized labour, the bar association and the Kurdish opposition, they probably cannot force out the government. Any speculation that this wave of protest spells the end of Tayyip Erdoğan as political leader are premature. He may be an authoritarian and intolerant leader, but his record of stable and rather able government and high economic growth has given him a loyal following. There is little doubt that his party can win the municipal elections in 2014 and the next general election as well.
1956թ. հիմնված Մերձավոր Արևելքի Տեխնիկական Համալսարանն Անկարայում (http://www.metu.edu.tr/) համաձայն բրիտանական The Times-ի վարկանիշային աղյուսակի գրավում է 51-60 տեղերը: Հատկանշական է, որ 2011թ. այդ համալսարանն ընդհանրապես ցուցակում ընդգրկված չէր, իսկ անցած տարի գրավում էր 91-100 տեղերը…
Turkey and Iran are two of the Middle East’s oldest and most powerful states. Both aspire to play a greater role in a new regional order. Major geopolitical developments in … Շարունակել կարդալ
Tehran initially viewed the rise of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey with much enthusiasm. It has turned into a nightmare. Turkey’s shift against the Assad regime in Syria, and its manifest ideological appeal in a changing Middle East, now has Iranian leaders viewing Ankara as a key part of a U.S. scheme with the Arab States in the Persian Gulf aimed directly at them.
The Turkish prime minister’s recent tour of Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya was meant to distract from his missteps during the Arab Spring. More importantly, it was aimed at convincing Turks that their country is a powerful regional player.
Omer Taspinar, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said Turkey might be using Israel as a convenient punching bag following a series of diplomatic setbacks and domestic failures, including the Kurdish problem.
Another rally in Turkish Cyprus on Wednesday has added fuel to a squabble between Ankara and Turkish Cypriots who claim to be the victims of an austerity package, which includes salary cuts of up to 40 percent.
Anti-Turkey slogans and placards have become conspicuous above all else during the protests, irking Ankara, but experts claim the growing dissent in Turkish Cyprus is only about the economic package, not Turkey’s ties with the country.
State Dept: We will not hesitate to raise our voice if Turkey “crossed a line” on “universal principles”
Well, I — I — it’s hard for me to put that in context. You know, Turkey is an ally and friend of the United States. But as we’ve made clear, you know, any time that we think that a friend or ally or adversary has crossed a line and — in terms of respect for universal principles, we’ll not hesitate to raise our voice.
Today we were discussing with Dr. Behlul Ozkan and Armenian media representatives about the possibility of the second stage of Turkish activity in the Central Asia. We all know that there was a failure of so-called pan-Turkistic foreign policy in early 90-ies when after the collapse of the Soviet Union Turkey rushed to become the next “big brother” of Turkic kins bt because of the poor economy could not afford that luxury. However, now Turkey is the 16th biggest economy the world and is actively investing in the Middle East and Central Asia. Along with the new (or renewed) foreign policy of Neo-Ottomanism of Davutoglu (though he doesn’t like that label himself) Turkey may leap towards the Central Asia again presenting itself as a successful model for the CA countries.
Это первый визит генерала Кошанера в Азербайджан после того, как он вступил в должность начальника Генштаба армии Турции в августе прошлого года. Визит осуществляется по приглашению министра обороны Азербайджана.