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BURAK BEKDİL

burak.bekdil@hurriyet.com.tr

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

Your willing televangelist is here!

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The usual Ramadan euphoria about Muslim televangelists is heading at full speed.

Comment(s) 6/15/2016

On bombs and labs measuring Turkishness

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

On one cold weekend in 2008, the Turkish military proudly announced that it killed 112 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants

Comment(s) 6/10/2016

Don’t panic Berlin: Everything will come up roses

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

What can possibly justify this columnist’s unusual optimism over the crisis with Berlin at an exclusively very bad time, when Turkish threats have forced the German security apparatus to assign bodyguards to a Turkish-German MP?

Comment(s) 6/8/2016

Majoritarian at home, pluralistic abroad

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

It is one of the many ugly faces of political Islam

Comment(s) 6/3/2016

Once again, it’s ‘directionless’ Turkey

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turks can be fun when they collectively express their foreign policy perceptions, perspectives and passions

Comment(s) 6/1/2016

Bad and not-so-bad executions

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Under the management of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) foreign policy, it has been a real challenge to keep a count of the flight itineraries of Turkish ambassadors in foreign capitals

Comment(s) 5/18/2016

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