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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Haberleri
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is completing the first stage of very important visits today. He will then move on to Russia. Meetings with Azerbaijani leader Aliyev and Russia’s Prime Minister Putin are of vital importance for Turkey and the balance in the Caucasus.
Barack Obama has become the first American president to openly show the importance he places on Turkey in a concrete way. The details of speeches or negotiations are not important. What is important is the visit itself.
Erdoğan is a prime minister with self-confidence who said that in these elections his party would take approximately 47 to 50 percent of the votes. To tell the truth, it was not expected that the AKP would lose an important part of its votes
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has a very interesting communication strategy. If studied carefully you’ll notice almost always the same picture. What would a leader of an administration normally do? Constantly talk about what they’re doing. They would mention numbers and stress what is being done to better the country, even if it is troublesome. They would always be in defense against the opposition and always stress that they are right and the opposition wrong. What would opposition leaders do? They would always complain.
I tried to follow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Brussels through the Turkish media coverage and I have very negative impressions. The impression in the Turkish media was that Erdoğan talked about the Gaza crisis more than Turkey-European Union relations, praised Hamas and fiercely criticized Europeans.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was in Brussels the other day. In December 2004 I was there too and I remember very well that he was making a historic statement in that very same building: "Turkey will change the course of history and begin accession talks with the European Union. Dreams will come true. Our country will rise to the super league..." This baby was Erdoğan’s child. This baby has accomplished the required reforms that have been tried for years and taken courageous steps. This baby was also successful enough to launch membership negotiations with the EU. Then, it was forgotten all along.
Tayyip Erdoğan left his mark on 2008 together with developments that were influenced by events in which again Tayyip Erdoğan played the lead. The man of the year 2008 was indisputably Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.