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BURAK BEKDİL

burak.bekdil@hurriyet.com.tr

Stable Turkey: Enjoy every minute!

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

On June 7, 2015 Turks went to the ballot boxes and deprived the ruling party, the Justice and Development (AKP), of its parliamentary majority for the first time since it came to power in November 2002

Comment(s) 8/24/2016

Turkey’s Shanghai complex

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

It is barely a year since Turkish authorities came to understand that it would not be possible for a Chinese company to build Turkey’s first long range air and anti-missile defense system and make the system interoperable with NATO and Turkish assets in Turkey

Comment(s) 8/19/2016

Russian chess game vs. Turkish roulette

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turks cheered up, just nine months ago, when their air force shot down a Russian jet along the Syrian border, citing airspace violations

Comment(s) 8/17/2016

‘Because they spoke of Allah…’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turkey has never been deprived of ironies

Comment(s) 8/12/2016

July 15 is source of Turkish pride, not foreign

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Many Turkish intellectuals have said or written that they do not understand why the Western world did not generously stand by Turkey’s democracy after it was saved following the failed putsch of July 15. In contrast, this columnist does not understand why it is too hard to understand why

Comment(s) 8/10/2016

How not to prevent a coup

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Here are some of this columnist’s humble observations and suggestions:

Comment(s) 8/5/2016

The Turkish Army: Twice a loser

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The famous and proudly militaristic Turkish proverb, “Every Turk is born a soldier,” now perhaps should go with a suffix line, “But some plot coups and kill.”

Comment(s) 8/3/2016

Why and how it happened: In a chameleon’s column

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

This is what one of the most militantly pro-President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan journalists wrote in his column on Nov. 27, 2013: “It is halal [religiously permissible] that the ‘Soldiers of Service’ [Gülenist ‘Service’ movement] take jobs in the state bureaucracy

Comment(s) 7/29/2016

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

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