Time to talk frankly about Kurdish politics

NURAY MERT writes:

The tragedy of being or trying to be “a democrat” in Turkey is being a member of a very tiny minority

Comment(s) 8/22/2016

Losing my country

NURAY MERT writes:

For long, Western governments and even liberal democrats turned a blind eye to Turkey’s slide into authoritarianism as long as Turkey’s politics suited Western interests and clichés

Comment(s) 8/8/2016

The Western response to the coup attempt is scary

NURAY MERT writes:

I hate conspiracy theories; they are not only an expression of narrow-mindedness, but also block common sense and chart a path toward the dangerous waters of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and paranoia

Comment(s) 8/1/2016

Let’s hope evil leads to good in Turkey

NURAY MERT writes:

Turkey has been in turmoil since the bloody coup attempt of July 15 and the future is still unclear. Nevertheless, the worst case scenarios did not happen and Turkey is in better shape than it was a few days ago, or even a few months ago

Comment(s) 7/25/2016

New foreign policy delusions

NURAY MERT writes:

I am afraid the president and his party, once more, are getting it wrong in terms of international relations

Comment(s) 7/11/2016

Foreign policy change but no moderation

NURAY MERT writes:

Turkey seems to be changing its foreign policy with new deals with Israel and Russia – two arch enemies until recently

Comment(s) 7/4/2016

Turkey and Brexit: Anything bad for the West is good for Turkey

NURAY MERT writes:

The Turks are enjoying Brexit a lot. To tell the truth, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is right to point out that British Prime Minister Cameron lost his EU bid and lost his country’s EU membership after claiming that Turkey was so far from EU membership that it wouldn’t join until the year 3000

Comment(s) 6/27/2016

Towards the end of order in Turkey

NURAY MERT writes:

Now, even the “pretension” is over. Only a month ago, the last link to democratic rule ended when Ahmet Davutoğlu was removed from the Prime Ministry

Comment(s) 6/20/2016

Turkey’s reaction as usual

NURAY MERT writes:

It is enough to be an adult observer of politics to think that the German parliament’s vote on the “Armenian Genocide” was a political decision

Comment(s) 6/6/2016

The rise of populism

NURAY MERT writes:

To tell the truth, I am touched by the photo of one of the new minister’s sisters; she was selling vegetables in a local market

Comment(s) 5/30/2016

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