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Unlevel playing field worked in favor of no camp, says pollster

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Faruk Acar is at the head of the ANDY –AR polling company, which has had some of the closest estimates of the succesive elections. As someone who took part in the yes campaign, he has direct access to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Comment(s) 4/25/2017

Turkey’s president to endorse a double-track approach toward EU

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“From Beirut to Tripoli, in many areas in the Middle East, Arabs have been campaigning on social media for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,” Janna Jabbour told France 24.

Comment(s) 4/20/2017

Can Turkish democracy count on defected conservatives, rather than Kurds?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Polls conducted over the last few years on Turkish society’s sociological profile reveal that at least 60 percent of the population is made up of pious, conservative and nationalist people.

Comment(s) 4/18/2017

AKP’s educated urban constituency to determine Turkey’s fate

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 49.50 percent of the votes in the Nov. 1, 2016, general elections, while the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) received 11.90 percent

Comment(s) 4/13/2017

Turkey’s non-Muslim minorities and the referendum

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

In contrast to the many modern, huge (and ugly) municipality buildings in Istanbul, Edirne has a small but historic central municipality building. A picture of the members of the municipality’s assembly dating from 1902 shows 12 members: Six Muslim and six non-Muslim

Comment(s) 4/11/2017

I like a dictator when he fights terrorists

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

In a few months’ time, a year will have been passed since Turkey’s failed military coup attempt.

Comment(s) 4/6/2017

Turkey’s ruling party propaganda machine

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Listening to some of the statements from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisers, or some pro-government commentators, you may find them absurd or even surreal.

Comment(s) 3/23/2017

German state has decided a ‘Yes’ result in Turkey suits its interests

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It is not hard to find Turkish diplomats who use extremely critical rhetoric for the “German deep state.”

Comment(s) 3/21/2017

Erdoğan willingly falling into Merkel’s trap of privileged partnership

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“My son got a divorce from his wife and since then their relationship has improved. Once they were spared the responsibilities of marriage, they started to get along better.”

Comment(s) 3/16/2017

Turkey does not need a second diplomatic assassination

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It goes without saying that every Western diplomatic mission in Turkey must have reviewed security measures around their compounds - not only after intensified threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but also after the failed July 15 coup, which saw a rise in anti–Western feelings here.

Comment(s) 3/14/2017

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