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YUSUF KANLI

yusuf.kanli@hurriyet.com.tr

It’s gag time

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey is debating once again the merits of court-ordered media censorship, in contravention of Article 25 of the Constitution that safeguards the “citizens’ right to be informed.”

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Private area

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Greek Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades is expected to travel to New York Nov. 29 for a “mitral cardiac valve operation.”

Comment(s) 11/26/2014

Problem-maker

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Miscalculating the capabilities, resources or probable course of action of their opponents can pose serious difficulties for a political leader

Comment(s) 11/24/2014

Illusion and reality

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It is not conducive to the peacemaking process to let illusions – regardless of how wide they might be subscribed to – replace realities.

Comment(s) 11/21/2014

İmralı talks time…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Bouncing back from the verge of total collapse, the “Kurdish opening” is apparently getting equipped with new gear: direct talks with Abdullah Öcalan, the separatist chieftain serving an enforced life term at the İmralı Island prison.

Comment(s) 11/19/2014

Long live the TRNC

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Some people might have difficulty in counting passing years. Forty years have passed since the 1974 Turkish operation in Cyprus after an Athens-engineered coup by Greek Cypriots.

Comment(s) 11/17/2014

Consequences

YUSUF KANLI writes:

If in any country a political party incites people to take to the streets and “take action” and if the people who took to the streets attack some other “nasty people” violently and in those attacks in 34 provinces, 48 people are blatantly murdered, there must be some consequences.

Comment(s) 11/14/2014

Not exceptional at all

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Palliative remedies to chronic problems cannot produce lasting or efficient cures to the ailment.

Comment(s) 11/12/2014

Egypt, Greece, Greek Cypriots

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The leaders of Greece and the Greek Cypriots came together on Nov. 8 in Cairo with Egypt’s strong man Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a tripartite summit

Comment(s) 11/10/2014

Freedom of press in ‘New Turkey’

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, with his almond mustache and typical Pinocchio smile on his face was boasting at an Ankara meeting how under his government, Turkey will be steered to a prosperous centennial of the republic and beyond.

Comment(s) 11/7/2014

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