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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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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

The corruption to boost all corruption

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Since last December, Turkey has been shaken by the “corruption investigation” opened against four ministers and other prominent figures close to the government.

Comment(s) 10/22/2014

War in the name of God

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

It is always refreshing to visit the Austrian capital – to experience its majestic architecture, impressive museums and legendary cafes. What brought me here this time is a more specific reason though:

Comment(s) 10/18/2014

ISIL, the Khmer Rouge of Islamism

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Since the brutal jihadist group calling itself the “Islamic State” of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) became a global hit, debates about the nature Islam have soared.

Comment(s) 10/15/2014

Turkey torn between ISIL and the PKK

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

This has been a terrible week for Turkey. Riots hit dozens of cities, mostly in the predominantly Kurdish southeast, leading to more than 30 deaths.

Comment(s) 10/11/2014

Freeing the hostages: A good job

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Today’s Turkey, unfortunately, is deeply polarized by two opposite camps: The venerators of the government and the denouncers of the government.

Comment(s) 9/24/2014

The truth about Turkey and ISIL (II)

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On June 10, 2014, the notorious “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) took over Mosul, a key city in northern Iraq, with a swift conquest that caught many off guard.

Comment(s) 9/20/2014

The truth about Turkey and ISIL (I)

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

When the Syrian Civil War began in March 2011, Turkey was still in its blissful mood of having “zero problems with neighbors.”

Comment(s) 9/17/2014

Big Government watching you

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

This week, the Turkish Parliament passed a series of laws, including changes about internet privacy.

Comment(s) 9/13/2014

Why Turkey keeps killing its workers

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yet another “work accident” took place in Turkey last week, when an elevator at the construction of a luxury skyscraper in the middle of Istanbul collapsed.

Comment(s) 9/10/2014

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