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BURAK BEKDİL

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The madman of the Middle East

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

“He [the madman] … explained the extremity of his actions as president … as necessary to achieve ‘subjective immunity’ against foreign plots and influences

Comment(s) 5/20/2015

Uncle Tayyip’s ‘graying Turkey’ vs. A more Kurdish Turkey

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

While some of the world’s top experts on demographics and population made fascinating presentations at the Swiss ambassador’s residence on a cool Ankara evening, I silently recalled a hot Ankara evening in 2007.

Comment(s) 5/15/2015

How Turkish army put boots on Syrian ground

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

In a recent act of heroism, the Turkish military headquarters proudly announced that its howitzers (with 40 km firing range) shelled a Syrian missile battery (180 km away).

Comment(s) 5/13/2015

Turkey’s Stockholm syndrome: The ‘fortune-ist’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

There must be millions of column inches of credible material in print or on the web explaining why President/Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been winning and winning and winning – and will win again on June 7.

Comment(s) 5/8/2015

Headlines from the centennial! – Sixth sequel

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Headlines galore. Turkey keeps on running the show. The world watches with amusement the rise, rise and rise of the Turkish Empire. Here are more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023

Comment(s) 5/6/2015

Turkish gambit in Eastern Mediterranean: The school bully

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Until a few days ago, the Turkish Cypriot breakaway statelet was the only entity in the entire Eastern Mediterranean that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had not yet picked a fight with

Comment(s) 5/1/2015

An eight-letter word that starts with a ‘g’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

At this pace of events (so probably in a couple of decades), several Turkish ambassadors across the world will have to take forced spring vacations in Ankara.

Comment(s) 4/29/2015

What do Ceara, New South Wales and Tehran have in common?

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Simple: They are regional administrations that have recognized the Armenian genocide.

Comment(s) 4/22/2015

Why the ‘New Turkey Contract’ is an unworthy read

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turkey is not the only country in the world where Islamist Machiavellism features excessive doses of deception and perception management in the name of “dawa”: The holy cause, or advancement of Islam as a political - and therefore social - ideology.

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

How Turkey successfully averted a crisis with the Vatican

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Defense companies from the Vatican will not be allowed to compete for lucrative Turkish contracts. Turkey will also use its superpower influence and block the Vatican’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

Comment(s) 4/15/2015

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