"Abdullah Gul, foreign minister: Having to learn on the job
By Vincent Boland
Published: November 28 2005 17:22 | Last updated: November 28 2005 17:22
Turkey’s government has been on a steep learning curve in its three years in power. In November 2002 it was an unknown quantity, with much to prove not just to Turkish voters but to the rest of the world.
Abdullah Gul, who was prime minister for a few months in the early days of the government – because Recep Tayyip Erdogan was banned from political activity – has arguably had to learn the most on the job, given that so much of the agenda in the past three years has been consumed by foreign affairs."
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