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Towards an Erdoğan-Bahçeli partnership

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Turkish Parliament’s Constitution Commission is scheduled to start debating a draft to change parliament’s internal law on July 18

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

Cyprus failure further widens Turkey-EU gap

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul on July 10, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said a “big opportunity” was missed with the recent failure of the Cyprus talks in Switzerland.

Comment(s) 7/11/2017

The Justice March is changing Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey is no longer the country of 25 days ago, where an outside observer could see only President Tayyip Erdoğan and listen to what he said as Turkey’s political voice

Comment(s) 7/10/2017

Turkey’s justice march: Democracy bouncing back?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A couple of hours after main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu entered the provincial borders of Istanbul on July 7, with 40 kilometers left to go to reach his target, I was having lunch with a diverse group of people

Comment(s) 7/8/2017

Turkey: Taking the European path?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Turkish government has strongly denounced the July 6 vote at the European Parliament asking the European Commission to halt EU membership negotiations with Ankara.

Comment(s) 7/7/2017

Government must allow the justice march to be completed

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Only a day after main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said he was worried about possible “provocative” attacks on his justice march, aiming to get it blocked before reaching Istanbul, police announced on July 5 that they had arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Comment(s) 7/6/2017

Turkey’s opposition leader claims government wants to stop justice march

MURAT YETKİN writes:

On July 5, the 20th day of his “justice march,” social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said he had heard of a plot to stop the march before it enters and terminates in Istanbul on July 9.

Comment(s) 7/5/2017

Who is running Turkish foreign policy?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has officially been at the helm of Turkey’s diplomatic team for years.

Comment(s) 7/4/2017

Turkey’s ‘native and national’ opposition

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Since last week, Turkey has been suffering one of the most intense heatwaves in a century.

Comment(s) 7/3/2017

Brett McGurk, the Lawrence of Kurdistan?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Brett McGurk, the Special Envoy of the U.S. President for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), arrived in Ankara on June 30 after carrying out inspections in the north of Syria on June 28-29

Comment(s) 7/1/2017

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