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Semicolon instead of a full stop

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While President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was answering reporters’ questions before his visit to the U.S., he said, “Now we will hold this meeting with President Donald Trump at a very top level. Our talks will not be at a comma level; they will be at a full stop level.”

Speaking to citizens in front of the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington after a meeting at the White House, he was asked by Voice of America’s Turkish service reporter Mehmet Sümer whether the situation was at a comma or a full stop. He also asked, “How are you evaluating this? Which stage has been reached?” Erdoğan replied, “It wouldn’t be fine it we put a full stop.”

I will not be making a provocative remark by saying “What did he say beforehand; and what is he saying now?”

It is a correct stance that the president’s views evolved from “breaking up and moving........

© Hürriyet Daily News