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YUSUF KANLI

yusuf.kanli@hurriyet.com.tr

The war is not just in Ukraine

YUSUF KANLI writes:

All throughout this summer, Russia was in Ukraine with its weapons, ammunition and direct support for the Ukrainian rebels, now it appears that it is there also with its troops, tanks and aerial combat capabilities

Comment(s) 9/1/2014

Crows and democracy

YUSUF KANLI writes:

What is successful, what is not? Someone successful for one might be a total loser for another.

Comment(s) 8/29/2014

Cyprus expectations

YUSUF KANLI writes:

On his second working day in office, on Sept. 1, Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will make his maiden foreign trip to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

Transformation underway

YUSUF KANLI writes:

A very important week is starting for Turkey. The unprecedented era of two prime ministers and two presidents will come to an end with one of the presidents packing up and moving to Istanbul to become a well-paid pensioner

Comment(s) 8/25/2014

Nightmare

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Late in the night I woke up screaming: “Selim!” In the light of the incredible events that Turks have been going through since 2007 with Ergenekon, the “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) case

Comment(s) 8/22/2014

What if Turkey spied on the Germans?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Perhaps there is nothing abnormal in one country’s intelligence agency spying on the top executives of another country to gather sensitive economic, political and, of course, military data that might be used in an economic, political or - God forbid - military confrontation.

Comment(s) 8/20/2014

A discreet grand deal

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Was it a shock? Or, is there anything absurd in the two top politicians of the country making a “long-term plan” which will accommodate the expectations of both

Comment(s) 8/18/2014

Who will be the boss?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Under the Turkish Constitution, the moment a candidate is elected president he is no longer a parliamentarian and should sever all ties with political parties, as the president ought to be above party politics.

Comment(s) 8/15/2014

It’s battle time

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Swords were sharpened. The first salvoes were fired. President Abdullah Gül declared his decision to return to his former Justice and Development Party (AKP) once his tenure in office ends on Aug. 28.

Comment(s) 8/13/2014

What kind of Turkey do we want?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkish citizens voting at Sunday’s presidential elections will most likely not only just produce a president, but usher in a new and problematic era in the country

Comment(s) 8/11/2014

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