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American regret, Russian advance

MURAT YETKİN writes:

During a Fox TV interview on Dec. 21, retired Gen. Raymond Odierno said that because of the “passive” strategy of U.S. President Barack Obama against terrorism, Russia had gained leadership in the Middle East.

Comment(s) 12/23/2016

Was the killer of the Russian ambassador silenced?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Shortly after a breaking story on the Russian news site Sputnik on Dec. 21 about the al-Nusra Front’s claiming of responsibility for the assassination of Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara, on Dec 19, it was understood that the claim was fake.

Comment(s) 12/22/2016

Difficulties ahead of Turkey after assassination of Russian ambassador

MURAT YETKİN writes:

“The murder of an ambassador is among the gravest crimes under international law. Russia will not let this go unpunished.”

Comment(s) 12/21/2016

Beware of surprises in the shift to the presidency

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The debate regarding a draft to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system in the Turkish parliament’s constitutional committee is scheduled to start on Dec. 20, with the tension within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on the rise.

Comment(s) 12/20/2016

PKK striking to drag Turkey into civil war

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Exactly a week after a suicide bomb attack in Beşiktaş that killed 46 people and wounded 166 on Dec. 10, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) carried out another suicide attack which killed 14 and wounded 56 in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri on Dec. 17

Comment(s) 12/19/2016

The Overcoat

MURAT YETKİN writes:

This is not the story of the overcoat of the impoverished government clerk in 19th century Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece “The Overcoat.” This is the story of the overcoat of a Turkish journalist in prison.

Comment(s) 12/17/2016

Turkish gov’t warns against sectarian spillover from Syria

MURAT YETKİN writes:

“If the Syria resistance fails, there will be a face-off with the sectarian barbarians of Shah Ismail in Anatolia. Everyone should prepare for that.”

Comment(s) 12/16/2016

Syrian war ‘Phase 4.0’ to start with Trump

MURAT YETKİN writes:

With the latest news of human tragedies coming from Aleppo, one phase of the Syrian civil war is about to be closed.

Comment(s) 12/15/2016

Istanbul terror attacks empower Ankara scenarios

MURAT YETKİN writes:

There is a lobby in Ankara, let’s call it the Eurasian Lobby, in which a group of people with access to President Tayyip Erdoğan have been pressing to bring back the death penalty to Turkey since the bloody coup attempt of July 15 – something the Hürriyet Daily News wrote about on Dec. 8

Comment(s) 12/14/2016

Turkey to the West: Walk the walk against terror

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The death toll of the Dec. 10 Istanbul bomb attacks had risen to 44 by the late afternoon of Dec. 12, while many injured were still being kept in the intensive care units of hospitals.

Comment(s) 12/13/2016

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