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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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Thoughts on the Istanbul LGBTI Pride Parade

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Last weekend, Istanbul hosted its 12th LGBTI Pride Parade.

Comment(s) 7/4/2015

Will Turkey really occupy northern Syria now?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

One thing President Tayyip Erdoğan is good at is forcefully declaring what he will “not allow” – either in Turkey or its region.

Comment(s) 7/1/2015

A coalition government or renewed elections?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The June 7 elections put an end to the unchallenged hegemony of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has marked Turkish politics since 2002.

Comment(s) 6/27/2015

Süleyman Demirel, in memoriam

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Three days ago, Süleyman Demirel, a guru of Turkish politics, died at the age of 90.

Comment(s) 6/20/2015

How Gül differed from Erdoğan

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

A new book by a longtime advisor to former President Abdullah Gül, Ahmet Sever, is Turkey’s latest sensation.

Comment(s) 6/17/2015

Why did the AKP fail this time?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The night of June 7 was pleasantly surprising for many Turks that I know - and myself.

Comment(s) 6/13/2015

How the AKP sees the world

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yeni Şafak, one of the many Turkish newspapers that passionately supports President Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP (Justice and Development Party) government, had an interesting headline yesterday: “They opened war with five newspapers: The target is Muslim leader Erdoğan.”

Comment(s) 6/6/2015

When elections are a ‘conquest’

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Last Saturday, President Tayyip Erdoğan joined a huge rally in Istanbul, which marked the 562nd anniversary of the Turks’ conquest of Istanbul

Comment(s) 6/3/2015

What will happen on June 7?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In just a week, Turkey will have its general elections. Most Turks know the details of this ambitious race, but some outsiders seem a bit confused. So, I decided to give you a brief 101 today

Comment(s) 5/30/2015

What went wrong in Turkey?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

About a decade ago, Turkey was widely seen as the shining star of the Muslim world - an increasingly liberal democracy and a booming economy led by a cadre of reformist Islamists united under the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Comment(s) 5/27/2015

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