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Turkish elections by geordiegirl on 23 July 2007 6:54pm
 
Mostly for Anne - what do you feel about the landslide result for the current PM Mr. Erdogan?
Did your friend get elected & will he have to be where the parliament is (Istanbul?)
I always find this sort of thing interesting. Not much coverage in our newspapers. HURIYET is based near me but I can't read Turkish!
Linda
 
Re: Turkish elections by Wheelrim on 23 July 2007 7:48pm
 
Geordiegirl, are you living in Turkey?
 
Re: Turkish elections by Spursfan on 23 July 2007 8:23pm
 
Basically not yet - at least, he had to pull out of the elections (this was last June) because of ill-health (he had a pacemaker fitted just after we came home - and no, Johnny if you are still with us: we weren't the cause!!)

It was the stress of the election etc which caused his ill-health (we think).

Haven't really had chance to take in the landslide as I haven't been well today (though I knew about it) but am going to give it some thought this evening (in bed!).

 
Re: Turkish elections by geordiegirl on 24 July 2007 2:56pm
 
No Wheelrim I live in a part of north London which has a huge Turkish-speaking population, and I know a couple of Turkish local councillors. We have lots of Turkish-owned shops & businesses.

Anne, I'm really sorry you are under the weather and I look forward to your comments when you are able to give them.
 
Re: Turkish elections by tucsonmike on 24 July 2007 3:25pm
 
Anne, hope you feel better soon.
 



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