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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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A synagogue and a hateful governor

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On Nov. 21, Dursun Ali Şahin, the governor of Edirne, a province in Turkey’s northwestern edge, initiated controversy with his appalling remarks.

Comment(s) 11/26/2014

Who discovered America? Turks or Muslims?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, as you might have probably heard, argued last week that Muslims discovered the Americas some three centuries before Christopher Columbus.

Comment(s) 11/22/2014

Tayyip Erdoğan and Christopher Columbus

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

After 12 years in power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by now has established a good record of initiating unexpected controversies.

Comment(s) 11/19/2014

Who be-hooded the US sailors in Istanbul?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On Nov. 12, a bizarre “protest” took place in Istanbul. Near Sarayburnu, a big harbor, the American warship USS Ross had stopped by on its way back from a NATO mission in the Black Sea.

Comment(s) 11/15/2014

The lovers and haters of Erdoğan

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey’s political scene has often been toxic, and there have always been deeply resentful political camps engaged in bitter fights.

Comment(s) 11/12/2014

Old Turkey in a new bottle

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

One of the ongoing controversies in Turkey is the new “Presidential Palace” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had built for himself in the outskirts of Ankara.

Comment(s) 11/8/2014

Reflections on the psychology of ISIL

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The so-called “Islamic State” that has conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria keeps shocking large audiences in the world.

Comment(s) 11/5/2014

Will Turkey ever learn something?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The day that was supposed to be celebrated as Turkey’s “Republic Day,” Oct. 29, was rather a time of mourning this time. Because Turkey had yet another horrific mine accident.

Comment(s) 11/1/2014

Tunisia should be Turkey’s ‘model’

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Tunisia, the North African country that initiated the “Arab Spring” in 2011, continues to be the only democratic success story in the Arab world. Last weekend

Comment(s) 10/29/2014

Who prefers ISIL to Kurds?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey is a very complex society, with various layers of identity, ideology and bigotry not just juxtaposed against but also added on top of each other.

Comment(s) 10/25/2014

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