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Monday, June 27, 2011

Brinkmanship pushes Ankara to edge of the abyss

"Brinkmanship pushes Ankara to edge of the abyss

Monday, June 27, 2011
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Suspense grips Ankara as political parties square off in a game of political brinkmanship ahead of the oath-taking ceremony for new deputies

Tuesday’s opening of the new government opens the way for a new game of brinkmanship in the country, threatening to push it into deep political chaos at the very beginning of a new legislative term and seemingly dashing hopes of consensus on a new constitution. What makes the situation worse is the failure of the political parties and the judiciary to find a way out of the ongoing crisis stemming from legislative mistakes and legal interpretations that are keeping eight elected deputies behind bars."

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