bülent arınç Tag Archive

Arınç and Erdoğan: the Thatcherite rift

Bülent Arınç's comments expose more Thatcherite parallels in the Turkish prime minister's leadership...

Erdoğan’s Thatcher moment?

It is hard not to be appalled by the scenes coming out of Taksim’s Gezi Park, where police have swept in yet again to try and evict demonstrators protesting the park’s...

A latent fury at Israel shows its ugly head in Turkey

Relations between the two countries have never been this low...

The vote begins

Parliament speaker Bülent Arınç rejects a CHP application for attendance to be taken. ...

Is this Turkey’s new president?

The Defence Minister emerges as a prominent AK Party candidate for Turkey's top job...

Presidential nominations: day six

As we cross the halfway point in the period to nominate candidates for Turkey's presidency, the number of contenders is still zero...

Siamese observations

How the parliament speaker Bülent Arınç and army chief Yaşar Büyükanıt could not be more different...

Presidential election: the candidates

Who is going to succeed Ahmet Necdet Sezer in two months' time?...

Election 2007: Being aware of the danger

This blog has spent an awfully long time waiting for a supposed Islamic revolution. Where is it?...

Why, for once, I agree with Bülent Arınç

The speaker of Turkey's parliament hints this might not, yet, be Erdoğan's time to ascend...