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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It was May 7, 2004, and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Justice Minister Cemil Çiçek was at the podium in parliament, saying: “These amendments are a milestone in the history of the Republic of Turkey. They will hopefully further institutionalize our democracy, and our rights and freedoms will reach a more advanced point with these amendments.”
It was the beginning of 2003; Abdullah Gül was Turkey’s Prime Minister. Fadıl Akgündüz, also known as Jet Fadıl, was an independent deputy from the southeastern province of Siirt.
I was in Sarajevo for 12 hours last week with Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak. While we were walking through a graveyard to visit the grave of the wise Alija Izetbegovic, I noted the death dates carved on gravestones around. They were 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995.
U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a decree authorizing the direct providing of heavy arms to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the main component of which is the People’s Protection Units (YPG), ahead of the campaign to take Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Three crises in one week have been experienced inside the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
It was the tomato that left its mark on the meeting at Sochi between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We know what we will do when the time comes. We may, all of a sudden, go there overnight,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said last week about the Sinjar and Karaçok operations conducted by the Turkish Air Forces.
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Istanbul’s Reina, St. Petersburg’s metro and Stockholm… These are some of the bloody attacks carried out by terrorists of Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Tajik origin.
What is the oldest memory of your personal history? Whenever I ask this question to myself, I remember the moment when we altogether took shelter in a wooden shed built on an open space in front of our house.
At the most critical stage of the First World War, the British War Council planned to conquer Istanbul by passing through the Dardanelles.
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