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The coming days will not be calm for President Erdogan

Mahmoud SadeeqThe man who used to sell cakes and bread on the streets of Istanbul is now sitting on the throne of the successor to the Ottoman Empire. The shrewdest, most civil and most distinguished of men, the poor man from Istanbul is now ruling Turkey in very sensitive conditions in the most volatile and turbulent region of the world. He is leading his country to modernity, economic development and a scientific renaissance, lifting Turkey out of its economic crisis to a ranking as the 16th most prestigious economy in the world. This man, who has now reached the Çankaya Köşkü presidential palace in Ankara, was able to attract over $100 billion in foreign investments and raise Turkish exports to $152 billion in the past year. He was also able to triple per capita income, while increasing Gross National Income (GNI) by 100 per cent.


Letter from the ICC to the Palestinian Authority

Fatou BensoudaThis is the full text of the letter sent by Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, to the legal representatives of the Palestinian Authority.


Erdogan and the presidency... A new Turkey

Khorshid DaliPredictions and polls suggest that the twelfth president of Turkey will be Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man who is planning to make Turkey a strong influential central state by the time the centennial anniversary of its establishment comes around, taking advantage of its strong relationships with the West, its Eastern aspects, and cultural identity and driven by the internal variables and shifts made by the Justice and Development Party (JDP) since rising to power in 2002.


Erdogan wrapped up in modern Turkey’s destiny

Erdogan wins election 2014Turkey's recent history and the change it is undergoing today cannot be adequately understood without a comprehensive understanding of who exactly incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is and what he means for Turkey.


Warsi's resignation may spark opinion and policy shift on Palestine

Since the current conflict in Gaza began, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians. Hundreds of children are among the dead. The targets hit by Israel, which wants to destroy Hamas infrastructure, have included numerous UN schools where refugees were sheltering, and a market place full of shoppers.