Posts Tagged “President Erdogan”

“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity

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“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity

“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity Ankara’s Operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin indicates a new orientation to reinstate Paris’ position in the Syrian civil war by trying to be a major player in the process of Syrian peace talks negotiations. By Abdennour Toumi Turkey’s current military foray Operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin, a northwestern…

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan My column this week in the Arab News speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, truly one of the few real Democratic leaders in the Middle East standing up to rising religious extremism from Muslims in the Arab World, Christians in the West and Jews in radical Israel. A referendum he…

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A Turkish Democracy with a sour K’nafah taste

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A Turkish Democracy with a sour K’nafah taste

A Turkish Democracy with a sour K’nafah taste What does the outcome of the vote mean for the future of new Turkey’s political Second Republic? By Abdennour Toumi Sunday the Turks voted on a referendum proposing eighteen amendments to Turkey’s 1982 constitution. These amendments have passed and given birth to Turkey’s Second Republic, granting President…

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