Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'erdogan'.
Found 2 results
What's at stake in Turkey's upcoming elections?
Contrarian posted a topic in The Rest of the WorldThe elections in Turkey are scheduled to take place on 18 June 2023. President Erdoğan signaled that the election might be held early on 14 May 2023, President Tayyip Erdogan faces the biggest test of his 20-year rule in May elections that will decide not only who leads Turkey but how it is governed, where its economy is headed, and what role it may play to ease conflict in Ukraine and the Middle East. ---> The earthquake operation was a disaster for the Turkish authorities in my view. The opposition picked as its presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), and formed an alliance aiming to appeal to voters from the left and right, as well those with Islamist roots. The opposition promises to reverse many of the policies of Erdogan, who has championed religious piety, military-backed diplomacy and low-interest rates. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/whats-stake-turkeys-upcoming-elections-2023-03-07/
Tayyip Erdogan, a sort of a saviour image
Contrarian posted a topic in The Rest of the WorldIf the Ukrainian - Russian war will end with some sort of agreement or cease-fire, in my opinion, one man will come out of all this as a sort of Messiah: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the meeting between the US and Russian intelligence services was important to prevent an "uncontrolled" escalation in the field, the Turkish presidency announced on Friday, Reuters reports. Lesson for people out there. If you have issues in life, think about Erdogan, this man barely survived an internal coup to come back with an image as a saviour. And not only that, Turkey is pulling strings and benefits from both sides in this conflict. This man is what I call a skilled politician for one side. Now I understand why his people died in the streets in Ankara, Istanbul against the Gullen attempted coup to maintain his power. but this man has issues too, authoritarian issues, but that is for another thread. You don't have to like a man to respect his commitment to his interests.