Category Archives: Erdogan

Dinner with the new underdogs of Turkey

The request reached me as I was visiting an European capital. It was a kind note. ‘A group of us want to discuss our suffering and we would be happy if you could listen to us,’ it said. I wondered … Continue reading

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Stupefied by terror and deaths, erratic AKP is between a rock and a hard place

One point emerges as undisputable after the series of terror attacks, and the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara by a police officer: Turkey, now showing strong signs as ‘ungovernable’ under the AKP rule, is sinking all more deeply … Continue reading

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Trump-Erdoğan road clash on the role of Kurds in Syria and Iraq is inevitable

‘Never mind those, it’s going to be a very tough time ahead…’ When I met Marty Beth Long at the well-attended Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues conference in the Italian capital, I went rapidly into the subject on how optimistic … Continue reading

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