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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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No more Yozgat Blues?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If you really want to know Turkey well, you should know something about Yozgat, the Central Anatolian town just east of Ankara.

Comment(s) 10/1/2016

Erdoğanism versus anti-Erdoğanism

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In 2001, I watched the Hollywood movie “The One.” It was a pretty mediocre action film and there is little wonder it gets a mere 5.9/10 on IMDB, the people’s republic of rating movies

Comment(s) 9/28/2016

A state of emergency forever?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

After Turkey’s failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency.

Comment(s) 9/24/2016

The attack on a woman for wearing shorts

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

During the relatively calm days of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), an unpleasant incident made Turkey’s breaking news.

Comment(s) 9/21/2016

What to do about the journalists in jail?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On July 14, a night before the failed coup attempt in Turkey, there was a political discussion show on Can Erzincan TV, a small TV channel unofficially operated by the Gülen cult

Comment(s) 9/17/2016

Muslims: The most literal Abrahamists

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Today is the third day of Eid al-Adha, the “Feast of the Sacrifice.” It means that millions of Muslims around the world have taken the knife in their hands, or more commonly paid a butcher, to slaughter animals, most typically sheep, as a sacrifice to God

Comment(s) 9/14/2016

Why Europe still matters for Turkey

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Thanks to social media, government secrets are less protected today than they were in the past

Comment(s) 9/10/2016

Did Zbigniew Brzezinski blame CIA for Turkey’s coup?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In recent days, an impressive article presenting Zbigniew Brzezinki, political guru and former U.S. National Security Advisor, has been circulated on Turkey’s social media

Comment(s) 9/7/2016

The Russian libel against the Ecumenical Patriarch

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

One of Turkey’s most zealous pro-government dailies, Akşam, came out with a bizarre headline on Aug. 30: “The Patriarchate-CIA-Gülen Alliance.”

Comment(s) 9/3/2016

The doomed duality that squeezes Turkey

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey has been in a state of emergency since the failed coup attempt on July 15

Comment(s) 8/31/2016

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