MHP's Bahceli calls for cautious stance to the new US administration
At his party's group meeting, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli yesterday started his speech by mentioning Ataturk on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of his death. In his speech, Bahceli criticized those who exaggerated Barak Obama's election as the new US president and accused them of being in an intellectual crisis. Bahceli stated that they were in a prudent optimism about the policies which will be pursued by Obama on the issues regarding Turkey, and that the new administration's approach on the Iraq, Cyprus and Armenian issues are very important for them. "To this end, I think it will be better to stay away from binding engagements with the new American administration without actually seeing its new approach in fields that closely concern Turkey," he said.