Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won first and historic Turkish presidential election in which voters decided who will lead a country over the next term, he will serve as the 12th President of the Republic since Kemal Atatürk abolished Ottoman Empire and transformed Turkey into a republican political system. Erdogan will succeed party colleague and one of closest political allies Abdullah Gül and will continue AKP era in presidential office. According to media reports Erdogan won with 53% of votes after almost 95% of counted votes, while his opponents Ekmeleddin Ishanoglu i Selahattin Demirtas got just over 30 and 9 percent of support from Turkish voters. Continue reading
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić decided to freeze his attendance on trilateral meetings between Serbia, Bosnia and Turkey. Main reason for his decision not to attend any future meetings between leaders of three countries is Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his recent visit to the city of Prizren in Kosovo. According to media reports PM Erdogan said “Kosovo is Turkey, Turkey is Kosovo”. Continue reading
By: Riada Ašimović Akyol
It’s been a tense summer in Turkey this year. In June, the world’s eyes were on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, watching the protests sparked by anger toward the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Rumors that a new shopping mall would be constructed on the few remaining centrally located parks in Turkey’s biggest city set in motion an unforeseeable chain of events.
Often we heard populistic messages from foreign politicians visiting allies or friends all over the world and often those messages are intended to boost public confidence or to criticize local government for not doing this or that in a proper way. This week Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to accept “Isa-beg Isakovic” award and held very interesting lecture at University of Sarajevo. Erdogan who’s well known as someone who often speaks his mind openly and without hesitations when it come to tough issues this time totally blow his chances to send positive message to Bosnian people. He came to country in which unemployment, as in many other European countries, today is extremely high, and where day-to-day life presents one of the greatest challenges to send a message that each family MUST to have at least three children. Continue reading