Monthly Archives: May 2014

Taiwan’s overtures toward Turkey

The lackluster interest in boosting Turkey’s relations with Taiwan arose mainly out of a miscalculation on the part of Ankara, already overly cautious about receiving a negative reaction from mainland China, in failing to see the immense benefits this 23 … Continue reading

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Failure of political Islamists in Turkey

The undercurrent of growing discontent with the structure of the Turkish political system, currently dominated by the almost Baathist political Islamists under the polarizing figure of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, is a … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s policies perplex Emiratis

Just like many of its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were taken aback by the Chavez-style harsh discourse of Turkey’s top political Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan targeting Gulf monarchies and relentless … Continue reading

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EU’s Füle duped by Erdoğan’s Turkey

Having scrambled to derail a huge corruption investigation that was exposed on Dec. 17, 2013, or any other ongoing probe for that matter that incriminates the senior people in the increasingly authoritarian Recep Tayyip Erdoğan government in Turkey, all of … Continue reading

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The masquerade is over for Turkey’s Erdoğan

Turkey’s angry man, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has added more insult to the national tragedy of a mining disaster with his frequent public outbursts. Instead of offering some solace and comfort to his fellow citizens and rallying the nation … Continue reading

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Iran is inflicting damage on Turkish-Chinese ties

The huge corruption scandal that has incriminated the chief political Islamist, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his beleaguered government in Turkey has several international dimensions that can complicate Turkey’s foreign relations with its partners. It is a pity, but some of … Continue reading

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Parliamentary opposition severely restricted in Turkey

Hampering the democratic functioning of Parliament under the abuse of the majority represented in Parliament by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been a worrying development, one that has aggravated press freedom woes in Turkey and that has … Continue reading

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