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Turkey’s Ambassadors vs. Erdoğan
netwmd.com ^ | 2/22/2011 | Damla Aras

Posted on 02/22/2011 1:42:48 PM PST by forty_years

In June 2010, the deepening rift between Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) unexpectedly came to the public eye when seventy-two retired ambassadors and consul-generals issued a written statement protesting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's lack of respect in dubbing them "mon chers" and criticizing the government's foreign policy. Why did the prime minister publicly snub his diplomats? By way of answering this question, this article reviews the ongoing rift between Erdoğan and his diplomats before carrying an English translation of the ambassadors' statement and interviews with two retired senior diplomats. ...

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: akp; islamist; secular; turkey

1 posted on 02/22/2011 1:42:50 PM PST by forty_years
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Thanks forty_years.
Why did the prime minister publicly snub his diplomats?

2 posted on 02/23/2011 5:25:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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