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Eddie Mair | 12:24 UK time, Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Turkey last night, but what with one thing and another it got squeezed off (if I can use that expression) so as a public service - here it is, with the planned introduction:

Turkey has a new president - Abdullah Gul. He's the country's foreign minister and was elected after three rounds of voting by the country's parliament.

It's been quite a journey for him - not so long ago he was an Islamist - he was minister of state in the first Islamist-led government in 1996. But he and his party were driven from office not long after - by an army fearful of its pro Islam, anti NATO stance. Since those days Mr Gul has become very pro western and pro European Union - but his critics - some of them in the army have their doubts. Mehmet Shim-shek is an MP from Abdullah Gul's Justice and Development Party.

Ta-da

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  1. At 12:32 PM on 29 Aug 2007, jonnie wrote:

    We tried to bring you
    Eddie Mair 29 Aug 07, 12:24 PM
    Turkey last night, but what with one thing and another it got squeezed off (if I can use that expression) so as a public service - here it is, with the planned introduction:
    Turkey has a new president - Abdullah Gul. He's the country's foreign minister and was elected after three rounds of voting by the country's parliament.
    It's been quite a journey for him - not so long ago he was an Islamist - he was minister of state in the first Islamist-led government in 1996. But he and his party were driven from office not long after - by an army fearful of its pro Islam, anti NATO stance. Since those days Mr Gul has become very pro western and pro European Union - but his critics - some of them in the army have their doubts. Mehmet Shim-shek is an MP from Abdullah Gul's Justice and Development Party.
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  2. At 12:38 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Charlie wrote:

    ...Eddie, as this "Post" has been put on the Blog twice, it seems you're seeking absolution...

    Granted

  3. At 12:46 PM on 29 Aug 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    i am seeing double....not good!

    DIY

  4. At 12:52 PM on 29 Aug 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    ....and now.....

    MOVABLETYPE

    Publishing Platfom

    An error occurred:

    No such entry '17148'.


    ......brought to you by the BBC, it's the way we break it!!

  5. At 12:54 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    This place in general seems a bit broken today.

  6. At 01:52 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    Can you reduce your carbon footprint by chopping off your carbon toes?

  7. At 02:02 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Jason Good wrote:

    Is being squeezed off similar to an errant footballer being pulled off at half time?

    I was always just pleased to get a piece of orange and a rest...

  8. At 02:33 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    Well, I suppose having an A. Gul president is better than having a C. Gul president.

  9. At 02:41 PM on 29 Aug 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Eddie re....Lalalalalalalalalalalalala

    ......you can take your fingers out of your ears and stop that, the nasty man has gone now....


    oh i am being abusive so got to play patients....?


    DIY

  10. At 04:05 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Charlie wrote:

    Vyle Hernia @ 8

    Love it..!

    You've reminded me of Jonathan C Gul

    Now, what was the name of the book..?

  11. At 04:53 PM on 29 Aug 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Dr H (6)

    why go to such lengths, why not just hop every where?


    DIY (CO2)

  12. At 07:46 PM on 29 Aug 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Charlie (10) I can only think of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Would that be the one?

  13. At 09:05 AM on 30 Aug 2007, Charlie wrote:


    Gillian @ 12

    That's the one!

    Thank you so much.

    I'm going to re-read it and probably not before time as I'd confused the title with the author...


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