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After branding social media a "scourge" at the height of the Gezi Park protests in June, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has had a change of heart. The ruling AKP government recently hired a 6,000-strong brigade of social media operatives to direct public opinion and win hearts and minds.
Turkish riot police have fired tears gas upon protesters in Taksim Square on Tuesday evening following a day of clashes between
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has held power for 10 years, during which period his country has experienced unprecedented economic growth and international prestige... Erdoğan has to realize for the sake of Turkey's future is actually the hardest thing for any human being to appreciate - that his own judgment is in danger of being distorted by 10 long years in power.
The five things you need to know on 3 June 2013... 1) AN END TO 'GROUNDHOG DAY'? Three peers - Lords Cunningham, Mackenzie
It is clear that the short statement by Erdoğan was intended to make the Turkish position clear before heading to the US. Turkey has insisted and made it clear on numerous occasions that dealing with Kurdistan region and entering into oil deals are a matter of Turkish national interest.
Erdogan is a shrewd, mature politician, intimately acquainted with this and other tenets of international relations. With him as captain, Turkey re-emerged as a financial behemoth in the region and flexed its political muscle. Yet he failed to foresee the ultimate direction of his ship: a painful choice between Scylla and Charybdis, the two mythical sea monsters.
Turkey has banned Syrian planes from flying in Turkish airspace, less than 24 hours after Damascus banned Turkish planes
Turkey has accused Russia of directly supplying arms to Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, after Turkish forces intercepted
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has tried to ease tensions with Turkey, stating that he regrets the recent downing of a
"Merhaba!", This how we say hello in Turkish. But, "Günah Keçisi" is what we were found saying after the Van earthquake, just as we did after the 1999 İzmit earthquake. What does this mean? Brilliant guess! We've found a scapegoat!