Tag: Bulent Arinc



    While violence consumes its neighbors, it’s holiday time in once secular Turkey, now under occupation by a religious fascist government, all praise to Allah and America. Celebratory candy and sweet pastry abound. And naturally Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç is worried about decay. No, not tooth decay, moral decay. And so he spoke out about […]

  • APA – Turkey not lose will in EU despite snub: Arinc

    Baku-APA. Turkey has not lost its determination to gain European Union membership, despite EU leaders turning cold towards it, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.   In a speech in the Polish capital of Warsaw, he said on Wednesday that an EU with Turkey inside was the only way permanent […]

  • The Economist: Turkey – A row over co-ed flats

    AFTER eleven years of uninterrupted power is Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) finally beginning to unravel? Questions about AK’s future have been growing louder ever since Bulent Arinc, a deputy prime minister and government spokesman, aired his grievances against the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured), on the state-run TRT Turk news channel last […]

  • Turkey says forces will take ‘care’ during Kurdish rebel pullback

    AFP, Ankara – Turkey said Friday its forces would show “great care” during a pullback starting next month by Kurdish rebels heading back to their bases in Iraq, in a major step to end three decades of hostilities. “Our armed forces and collective security forces will do their tasks with great care and attention,” Deputy […]

  • Arinc: We will overcome legal barriers to reopening the Heybeliada Greek seminary

    The government is working to overcome legal obstacles to reopening the Halki (Heybeliada) seminary, closed since 1971, said Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc yesterday. “There are some legal obstacles,” said Arinc, paying a New Year’s visit to the Istanbul-based Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and Patriarch Bartholomew. “We will overcome them. This is not something we can […]