May 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey will keep ramping up pressure to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, but there's "no magic formula" to stop his violence. At a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the White House Rose Garden, Obama says the only way to resolve the crisis is for Assad to hand over power to a transitional government. "We're going to keep increasing the pressure on the Assad regime and working...
December 7, 2011 |
They are unlikely partners: a cool and unflappable U.S. president and a proud, sometimes hot-tempered Turkish prime minister. But they have developed a working relationship that is one of the most important but least discussed developments shaping this year of change in the Arab world. If you're looking for factors that can keep the Arab Awakening from turning into a nightmare, the U.S.-Turkey partnership is mildly reassuring. President Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have worked closely to...
May 12, 2013 |
BEIRUT — Turkey said on Sunday that it would step up its efforts to persuade the international community to do more to end the war in Syria, after investigators said they had found evidence that the regime in Damascus was behind the car bombing in a Turkish border town that killed 46 people. But Turkish officials also made it clear that they do not intend to retaliate for the attack, which has exposed the risks for Turkey in supporting the Syrian rebels battling to topple President Bashar al-Assad . The...
June 7, 2012 |
ISTANBUL As President Obama was feeling his way in foreign policy during his first months in office, he decided to cultivate a friendship with Turkey's headstrong prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Over the past year, this investment in Turkey has begun to pay some big dividends — anchoring U.S. policy in a region that sometimes seems adrift. Erdogan's clout was on display this week as he hosted a meeting here of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that celebrated the stability of the "Turkish model" of Muslim democracy amid the...
February 5, 2009
Regarding Soner Cagaptay's Feb. 2 op-ed, " Turkey's Turn From the West ": Mr. Cagaptay's piece contained grossly misleading information purporting to be evidence of Turkey's turning its back on the West. Since 2002, the AK Party has pursued a vigorous regional policy that aims to correct an anomaly of the Cold War era. Turkey strives to reintegrate itself into the Balkans, the Black Sea, the Caucasus, the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Far from being a choice, this is a necessity because of our geography.
November 19, 2008
Defrosting: If you intend to brine a frozen bird, defrost it in the fridge by submerging it in the brine for two days before cooking. Brining: This disrupts the muscle tissue, tenderizes the dark meat and adds flavor. Soaking the turkey in a light brine (3 to 6 percent salt by weight) for a day or two will give a juicier result. Dry-salting: Except for light brining, all salting draws water from the meat. It also adds flavor, kills bacteria and breaks down proteins, reducing the cooking time and making the meat seem juicier.