“Most people still are in the opinion that Turkey owes much to Adnan Menderes due to his struggle for democracy, because otherwise it’s still believed that a quasi-single-party-regime would have continued.”
Chancellor Merkel’s inability to control her government officers only supports the racist rhetoric adopted by the far-right in Germany.
Thilo Sarrazin’s new publication will contribute to the structuralization of Islamophobia in Germany and add to the country’s already existing problems.
Sigmar Gabriel’s recent claim that if Turkey is not kept within the Western bloc, the country will want to reach its own nuclear weapon, is a false reflection of Turkey’s political ambitions.
The deteriorating transatlantic relations could possibly open a new phase in Turkey-Germany relations.
President Erdogan’s planned visit to Germany in September this year could be a promising call to improve bilateral relations.
That the debate about Germany’s potential aim to have its own nuclear weapon coincides with the nationalist trend in the country’s political discourse also points out an interesting and deteriorating path.
The on-going power struggle within the CHP has now become solidified with the rivalry between Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Muharrem Ince.
‘Perhaps Ozil’s recent stance may achieve or possibly trigger more than what previous victims of known racist treatments have not had the chance to.’
The presidential leadership of Erdogan was a crucial factor in the failure of the July 15 military coup attempt.