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BURAK BEKDİL

burak.bekdil@hurriyet.com.tr

Coup lessons

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Every piece of evidence emerging after the failed putsch on July 15 says that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was the victim of a failed Gülenist coup d’état

Comment(s) 7/27/2016

Gülen’s effect on Turkey’s foreign policy

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

On Nov. 24, 2015, the Turkish Armed Forces shot down a Russian military aircraft that had violated Turkish airspace along the country’s Syrian border

Comment(s) 7/22/2016

Turkey’s schizophrenic civil war

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

It is amazing that the Crescent and Star never ceases to shock with the most unexpected insanity

Comment(s) 7/20/2016

Good news: The world is waiting for Turkish leadership

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The anecdote, mentioned previously in this column, dates back to more than half a century ago, but it explains some of Turkey’s policy failures today

Comment(s) 7/15/2016

When populism is bad (and when it is good)

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The International Club of Populists has been gaining visible prominence in recent years

Comment(s) 7/13/2016

The angry, alienated Sunnis on a boomerang

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

“Terrorism is like a boomerang… which will come back and hit you,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned the countries of the European Union on June 24

Comment(s) 7/1/2016

How Turkey removed the blockade of Gaza

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

We would absolutely isolate Israel internationally. Israel was a terrorist state. “They” knew how well to kill. Israel was committing ethnic cleansing in Gaza. Israel would be held to account for its crimes in Gaza. Etc…

Comment(s) 6/29/2016

And those (ships), sailing with ease…

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The last time Turkey’s top security apparatus announced an ambitious plan to preemptively hit the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s eastern and southeastern countryside, the terrorist organization decided to visit central Istanbul, killing 11 people with a roadside bomb

Comment(s) 6/24/2016

The conservative Muslim’s growing problem: ‘Infidelphobia’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Ostensibly it is a political issue. In reality, research to understand the mental dynamics/calculus of Turkey’s observant Muslims should fall into the disciplines of social psychology and, in some cases, psychiatrics

Comment(s) 6/22/2016

So gays, too, should go to lab to check their Turkishness?

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The laboratories that can perform blood tests to check a human being’s Turkishness are becoming a niche market

Comment(s) 6/17/2016

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