By Dr. M. Koohzad:
Prime Minister Erdogan and his friends in the AKP have proven to be successful survivors after a decade of conflict with the Kemalists and their powerful guardian the military, ultra-nationalists-Islamists, and the Kurds. They have faced challenges, dilemmas, and national and religious demands. They even have reduced their own expectations and become more moderate and acceptable to the majority of the people in Turkey, including the Kurds. The leadership has shown tolerance, become more assertive in compromising and it has arrived at possible solutions.