I find myself at the center of this traffic when I visited
This is the movement of traffic...
George Mitchell, the new special
Yildirim meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki...
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani meets with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the same hours...
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to come in
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will fly
Following this, influential officials from the Turkish Foreign Ministry will travel to
And finally, Turkish President Abdullah Gul will pay a visit to
All this takes place in 10 days.
What can come out from such a level of traffic... The opening of a passage between the
In other words, this traffic is the result of the "pro-active foreign policy" spoken about by Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief foreign policy adviser for Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan...
If we make it clearer,
2) The withdrawal of American soldiers currently stationed in
3) The new power balance in
And the reason:
A larger Turkish military presence in
Therefore it is meaningful that Gul is due to pay a visit to
PREPARED TO NORMALIZE RELATIONS
When it is observed from this perspective, the situation stands as follows:
- The new
If we talk about
If we look at the situation from
- A major deterioration in the entire being of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was revealed after Numan Kurtulmus become new the leader of the Felicity Party...
I pondered this over an extended dinner engagement with Kurtulmus... Is he really the person that could change Erdogan’s being so fundamentally? Does he have inclination and the vision to initiate such a thing? I put such question to him and he responded with the utmost sincerity.
Here are my observations:
- Unlike Erdogan, Kurtulmus doesn’t have a "tough, belligerent and fierce" stance. He rather prefers a style that tells it in a softer, more convincing tone.
WILL HE DIVIDE VOTES
He says, "We are not here to divide. We are here to gather the dispersed pieces together," to those, who say they will cause a split in the support for the ruling Justice and Development Party.
PUBLIC AID ISSUE
We are not against public aid, but the AKP's aid distribution method is not right. Those offering aid assistance and those in receipt of this aid should not see each other...A social state doesn't equate to a giver of charity. If you want to offer aid assistance, remove the tax paid on the minimum wage instead of handing out washing machines. Balance the unfairness in revenue sharing. Lower unemployment...
The prime minister is evading us and is therefore unable to sign a loan deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). For years they ruled the country with the IMF and he knows the criticism he will face if he signs a deal. He will sign after the elections...
His reaction was appropriate. But, if this is his reaction to the Muslims killed in
CREATING A SOCIAL CLASS
If you are claiming to be Muslim, you first be against the clergy and class classification. But as the situation stands, it appears as if a new Muslim class is being formed. Now we can see a veiled sister waiting at a bus stop and a veiled sister passing by in a luxury car... Expensive jewelry, holidays in luxury hotels, yachts and designer brands...
ARRIVING POOR, LEAVING RICH
The details of all properties should be made public. In this way we will show that we did not come poor and leave rich. Political immunity should be lifted for all...
EUROPEAN UNION ISSUE
I said to the German ambassador when he visited me, "First take a decision regarding the expansion of
These are the main points on the conversation I had with Kurtulmus... So, what can we say for Ulsever's comments after this conversation?
I don't know if he has been responsible for any change in Erdogan’s being, but I can see that Kurtulmus asserts his efforts to raising the "National Will" to an understanding of a global platform from a "desire of a third world country".
What is more, he does not owe "the cost" of this to anyone and he is in a position to analyze many important names within the AKP since they are come from the same background…
Israeli Ground Forces launched an offensive into
What is more, he did this by saying that "the Turkish prime minister should look in the mirror".
- The Armenian Genocide...
- Invasion of
- Attacks on Kurds...
A SHOT AT
The Israeli general took a shot at
In other words, can a general from one country "insult" the prime minister of another?
Is this consistent? How it can be explained?
What happens when soldiers start to speak in the place of diplomats? As you see, our chief of military staff officially delivered a "note" to the Israeli army...
In other words, "the soldiers started to speak".
A spokesman for the Israeli army says "those opinions are not official". There not being official is worse...
IS THIS A COINCIDENCE?
This is the "state of mind" of the commander of the Israeli Land Forces. Therefore it is more dangerous. This commander has made the situation clear.
Can this be a coincidence? Can a commander at this level make such a remark without thinking; particularly as a great deal of military cooperation exists between the two countries?
Beyond diplomacy, the aim here can be to cut ties between the two armies.
In a bid to achieve this goal "radicals" and "extremists" might be starting to take action.
So, what should be done now? Both countries should step in to avoid the incident evolving into a hatred "between the people" of both countries. For this reason,
DON'T GIVE OVER TO RADICALS
The removal of the Israeli Land Forces' commander would be considered as the first step by
In return for this,
Radicals dominate the atmosphere if these efforts are not made... And there is only one thing that the gallantry and radicalism in the streets brings…
1- Erdogan asked an impartial institution to carry out the survey. The figures revealed that Kilicdaroglu leads the candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP), Kadir Topbas by 1.5 percent... Of course, this is cause for alarm for the AKP.
Since the claim is serious, and since the person making it is the CHP's provincial chairman, I called him again to ask:
- Are you certain of the results?
He says: "Yes", and continues:
- They are absolutely correct… The prime minister also sees this. Notice that the prime minister is doing something that he should not be doing. He is contending directly with the CHP's candidate alone. That is because he has realized how tough the situation is. If he was to leave the campaigning to Topbas, the party would not succeed. Of course, it doesn't make any difference even if he does interfere into the campaign process.
So, how does the scene look on the "Istanbul Front" for both the CHP and AKP under these circumstances?
Although he doesn't say it, he is trying to reach the ultra-conservatives segments of society, who are distanced from the AKP, by not opposing the CHP's recent "chador and Koran course initiatives".
- My veiled sister waiting at a bus station; look, both you and the women passing you in her jeep have religious beliefs. Poverty has nothing to do with belief. I will exert every effort for the rights of the poor, regardless of what they believe and if they are veiled or not. It is for this reason I stand against poverty and corruption...
This is the message Kilicdaroglu is whispering in
- The prime minister personally interferes in the campaign in a bid to break the understanding that the "AKP is in defense"... In every situation, he attempts to show Kilicdaroglu and CHP are together. He is trying to place pressure on Kilicdaroglu by via attacking the CHP's leader, Deniz Baykal. He aims to maintain the support of all conservative people with his party.
The AKP campaigns on a district-by-district basis in a bid to lessen the risk of political fraying. Erdogan seeks votes for himself in
So, is it possible for the AKP to lose its 15 year hold
- Sefa Sirmen was the previous mayoral candidate for the CHP in the last bi-elections. He was on trial at the time. The AKP won the election by 680,000 votes. Can Kilicdaroglu close the difference?
- It is clear that Kilicdaroglu has shown that he is the sole name prepared to put pressure on the current governorship...
For this reason the AKP front will do something special in
Tan, described the rhythm of relations between the two countries in the future as this... Plainly, this is the impression he got from
What about the sentiments of the two sides?
What about the sentiments of the two sides?
I also asked this of some very experienced diplomats in
Here is my impression of both
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has asserted great effort to achieve peace between
When the situation is evaluated from both sides it can be seen that the parties have similar feelings:
- "I was stabbed in the back... I am disappointed..."
But in the end, these "disappointments" are just filed away...
Diplomacy leaves them to be forgotten. All that remains is this:
- Erdogan was being accused by
KEY COUNTRY FOR PEACE
This situation can trigger hostile plans in the Arab world, which I will refer to as "jealousy geography." In other words, it is possible that some people could explode a "bomb" in Tel Aviv in a bid to ruin this scene.
Therefore, the hand that
Because, not only
This is why
I wonder what for?
He not only makes the visit, but he writes in the memorial guest book, “The victory of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk not only gave birth to our ally, modern Turkey, but served as an inspiration for all who yearn for independence and sovereignty”.
PICTURES ON EMBASSY INTERNET SITE
Photographs of the ambassador’s visit were uploaded onto the official U.S. Embassy Website... In other words he wants his "Duatepe visit" to be known...
-Has any other
And another question:
- Why did he want this visit to be made public?
Putting the pieces together...
What’s more, new circles have joined this anti-American body in recent years...
One rumor that is increasingly circulating says:
-Certain people, including retired army commanders, harshly criticize the
- For instance, Tuncer Kilinc, a former general and General Secretary of National Security Council, harshly criticized the
- This anti-American alliance is a first... The Islamist National View meets at the line of anti - Americanism with those who refer to themselves as Nationalist-Kemalist...
MESSAGE TO PM'S ENVOY DAVUTOGLU
This is why Jeffrey's visit to the memorial is important...
The message being delivered is this:
What’s more, the new ambassador delivers the following message to Prof. Ahmet Davudoglu, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's Chief Foreign Policy advisor and
This is a major show of support for Davudoglu, whose pro-active efforts for a ceasefire were harshly criticized as "unsuccessful". This statement can also be translated into verification of the Turkish government’s stake in the peace efforts.
Of course, this also has a practical side for the
In addition, another important task for Jeffrey emerges... And that is to enable
U.S. President Obama's envoy Jeffrey says they are ready to open a new page...
This is the message sent from Duatepe...
Have we taken this message on board?
This is a real test question for the government. A test question in the efforts to make
- The government, who built its foreign policy strategy on the basis that if a country wants to do anything to do in the region it should do it with
BOTH SIDES FOOL
They prepared their plans for war as the "peace talks" were underway. And
Hamas said "Ok" but still sent missiles into
So, what will
JUST AFTER DEFENSE AGREEMENT
What will these tears, meetings, harsh statements and protests against
So what will
Of course not.
I believe there is a way out of this situation. But in order to achieve it, Ali Babacan,
BETTER THAN SHEDDING TEARS
A comprehensive evaluation meeting has not even been held... However, these meetings could be far more effective than angry speeches in front of crowds, banner waving, shedding tears, and protesting
Because diplomacy is not carried out emotionally, but logically.
An Israeli official visiting
"Try to also understand us. Think about the mothers and children who rush to shelters daily when missile alarms sound. Hundreds of thousands of people residing in southern
I say this for anyone wondering what
Regardless of who is speaking on either of these two channels, the Israeli offensive on
The only two issues that are being discussed are the capturing of locations used by Hamas to fire missiles on
Neither network talks about
There is a gaping silence... What else could be expected under the current circumstances?
What can a Saudi family, who has left the protection of its oil wells to
What solutions can the president of
I am sure you have noticed that all these Arab countries have something common...
None of these countries has democratic regime... All of them are ruled by a dictatorship...
It is pointless to even attempt to find a solution, because
This is the reality... And the rest are details at the United Nations...