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Monday, August 28, 2006

The New Anatolian-Sezer versus the govt: Principal differences

"Sezer versus the govt: Principal differences
Huseyin Bagci

28 August 2006

The Turkish government leaning towards sending troops to Lebanon was challenged very strongly by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer last week when answered some questions during a reception. His 'personal views,' as Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc said, do not bind the government's decision to bring the issue to Parliament and get it approved. Indeed, Parliament will be probably convene on Sept. 19 in order to give its approval. What is important is that Sezer's 'personal views' differ structurally from the government, and thus this becomes a political issue and difference between two important institutions: the presidency and the prime ministry."

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