We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?


  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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!
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.

  Reply to this post:
  Register here


Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.