While some political parties in Turkey ensured that their parliamentary candidacy processes were open to the public, others held them in utmost secrecy.
“With its great potential in natural resources such as oil and gas, Iran would have been a regional power if the country had not faced international sanctions for many years. Therefore, it can be argued that the main reason for the U.S.’s insistence on the sanctions imposed on Iran was to keep Tehran at a limited capacity in regional and global politics.”
Due to the failure of ethnic Kurdish political parties in Turkey failing to form a coalition among themselves, it seems like the race in obtaining the vote of the Kurdish electorate is going to remain between the AK Party and the HDP.
Turkey will reach the moment of political normalcy and Erdogan will then retreat to a less prominent position. Under current conditions those criticisms of one-man rule towards Erdogan represent nothing but an utter ignorance of politics.
In order to better relations with Turkey, German politicians ought to learn the realities of Turkey without illogical wishful thinking.
“What are the ratings of credit rating agencies themselves, then? It is well below “credibility” for most people around the world, apparently. With a negative outlook. And no (upward) revision is on the horizon.”
Just as France did not act with religious motifs while colonizing Africa, it also did not employ such motifs in recent history, for instance while overtly supporting the Rwandan genocide during the 1990s. But still, French people are very fond of making references through religion. If this is the case, then they can get to the roots of this problem by looking at their “religion of Enlightenment.”
The AK Party’s manifesto for the June 24 elections is beyond being an ordinary election manifesto. The manifesto also reveals the AK Party’s approach to the country’s past and present realities.
The, what can be called, “Kurdish opening,” of Muharrem Ince is one that will lose him votes to traditional, secular-nationalist CHP voters.
President Erdogan’s new way in pursuing foreign policy is a strategy to firstly save the country and to turn it into a regional powerhouse later on.