1. bickern

    Erdoğan seems decided to replace Gül

    Sources in Ankara say it was an undisclosed poll, allegedly showing more than 52 percent of popular support for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to become the candidate for the presidential elections, as the reason behind his decision to go for it. It is still not official yet, but...
  2. suzyq

    Time ripe for talking about presidential vote, says Turkish President Gül

    The exact day to speak about everything concerning the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey has arrived, President Abdullah Gül has said, in remarks acknowledging that the March 30 local election had unofficially opened the way to the presidential vote in August Time ripe for talking about...
  3. shirleyanntr

    Gül approves new internet and judiciary control

    president Gül signals he will approve the new internet laws and also the new laws to control the judiciary.. i think this shows he too doesnt want the corruption probes to go further ! Turkey's Gul seen approving tighter control of Internet, courts | Reuters
  4. shirleyanntr

    Finally Gül showing his colours

    At last Gül seems to be prepared to come out against Erdoğ the past he appears to have remained loyal rather than embarrass the PM and im sure he must have squirmed on many occasions. İ thnk that the worst scenario for Turkey and the region would be for the Syrian government to give way...
  5. giglets

    Gül Signals Intent

    It is no secret that Erdoğan wants to be the next president. And not just any president; he wants more presidential powers, less separation of powers and even less checks-and-balances over the presidency. That has been a matter of concern not only for opposition parties but also people like...
  6. bickern

    Top Turkish court set to decide length of Gül's term

    Turkey's Constitutional Court said on Thursday it would hold a hearing next week on whether President Abdullah Gül's term ends in August or in 2014 - a case that may affect any ambitions Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has to move to the presidency. Erdoğan, 58, is already the most...
  7. bickern

    President Gül says Turkey's EU membership a ‘strategic necessity'

    Turkish President Abdullah Gül has said Turkey's European Union membership is a “strategic necessity” for the 27-nation bloc at a time when the international balance of power is shifting toward the East and Asia. President Gül says Turkey's EU membership a ?strategic necessity' He said...
  8. K

    UK Honour For Gul

    President Gul will today receive the 2010 Chatham House Prize from the Queen. Chatham House is a think tank that was formerly known as the Royal Institute for International Affairs. Below is a statement from its site: "President Gül is recognized for being a significant figure for...
  9. giglets

    President Gul interviewed on Hardtalk

    Very interesting, hard hitting interview covering relations with US, EU, Iran etc... Well worth watching. BBC - BBC News Channel Programmes - HARDtalk Dave
  10. ceemac

    Gul invites Irish businessmen to invest in Turkey

    Turkey's president invited Irish businessmen to make more investments in Turkey. Abdullah Gul said at a joint news conference with President Mary McAleese of Ireland, "we want to further improve our bilateral relations with Ireland." Here C
  11. ceemac

    'Insulting' Gul Internet Comment

    This report aptly demonstrates the kind of risk faced by website owners. 'The owner of an Internet news portal faces a possible five-year prison sentence because of a reader's comment concerning President Abdullah Gül that was published on his Web site. Barış Yarkadaş says his site is applying...
  12. gren

    Gul visits Armenia (EU intentions?) BBC article

    Article here
  13. ceemac

    Gul's Meeting with Bush

    This report is a couple of weeks old but it's interesting. Have a read at the comments posted as well - illuminating! C
  14. Gill

    Abdullah Gul withdraws from election

    Found this on reuters Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said on Sunday he was withdrawing from the presidential election race after the Islamist-rooted AK Party failed for a second time to secure a quorum in...
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