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Difficult choices

NURAY MERT writes:

As it is unclear when Turkey will manage to end its political uncertainty through the formation of a coalition government, we face a new crisis of foreign policy concerning Syria

Comment(s) 6/29/2015

‘Turkish peace process’ needed

NURAY MERT writes:

The joy of the general election is over. It was democracy which won the elections, not the governing party or the opposition, and now a “peace process” is needed

Comment(s) 6/22/2015

We won!

NURAY MERT writes:

It was an election between those who opposed the “one-party regime” and those who supported it, (or perhaps could not comprehend the danger of such a regime for democracy and the future of the country).

Comment(s) 6/15/2015

Fatal election

NURAY MERT writes:

Turkey has already adopted a de facto “leadership” or “supreme guidance” system.

Comment(s) 6/1/2015

No ordinary election, call for revolution

NURAY MERT writes:

This is not an ordinary election, the fate of Turkey will be sealed in less than two weeks’ time

Comment(s) 5/25/2015

Turkey as ‘the land of Islam’ against ‘the land of infidels’

NURAY MERT writes:

Religion has always played a role in Turkish politics, although secularism is guaranteed by the constitution

Comment(s) 5/18/2015

Cyprus taboo in Turkey

NURAY MERT writes:

The Cyprus issue has long been a taboo in Turkey, and Cyprus is still a matter of national interest that is not to be discussed freely

Comment(s) 5/4/2015

‘Still here, still bleeding’

NURAY MERT writes:

I happened to be in Beirut last week. It was a good chance to catch up with Lebanese and regional politics and see friends. Besides, I could follow the Armenian Genocide commemoration.

Comment(s) 4/27/2015

To use or not use the G-word

NURAY MERT writes:

The pope’s use of the G-word and then the European Parliament’s vote to urge Turkey to recognize the “Armenian Genocide” angered not only the president and the government, but also the nationalist opposition and a majority of Turks

Comment(s) 4/20/2015

Under the shadow of ‘terror talk’

NURAY MERT writes:

After Public Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was killed by two members of an illegal and dubious leftist organization called the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), the whole thing turned against the media and the opposition in Turkey.

Comment(s) 4/13/2015

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