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Questions getting in the way of Turkey

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The latest report on the U.K.’s relations with Turkey by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee shows important clues on the new theme developing in the West about the role of the Gülen community in the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Comment(s) 3/30/2017

Many headaches at Istanbul’s Galataport demolition

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Weeks ago in this column I questioned the demolition of Istanbul’s Karaköy Passenger Lounge, a building that was supposed to be under first degree protection. Scrutinizing the Passenger Lounge and the historic adjacent post office building, I asked how the Istanbul Conservation Board could have allowed this.

Comment(s) 3/29/2017

Is Adil Öksüz an alien according to German intelligence?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The head of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND - Bundesnachrichtendienst), Bruno Kahl, spoke to Der Spiegel magazine, stating that the Gülen community was not behind the July 15 coup attempt.

Comment(s) 3/22/2017

Dark clouds gathering on European front

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Yet another clash has erupted between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and Europe, this time regarding the Venice Commission’s highly critical report on the constitutional amendments to be voted on in the April 16 referendum

Comment(s) 3/17/2017

How did Holland fall below its league?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

One significant difficulty facing us while evaluating the situation that emerged last weekend in the Netherlands is that no such incident has ever occurred in recent history.

Comment(s) 3/15/2017

Would you pull a gun on pro-coup soldiers or try to persuade them?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

How would an army commander respond to subordinate soldiers who are attempting a coup and have come to his door in the middle of the night, asking: “A coup d’état has taken place. You will remain on duty. Join us”?

Comment(s) 3/13/2017

ECHR prioritizes arrested Turkish journalist’s case

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently reached a very important decision concerning arrested journalists in Turkey

Comment(s) 3/9/2017

Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, a pioneering woman in cultural psychology

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

We said goodbye last week to a world-class scientist who grew up in this country

Comment(s) 3/8/2017

Constitutional Court may lose function of individual appeal

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Remarks made by European Council Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, who says the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) may process applications on the jailed journalists and politicians in Turkey before awaiting a verdict from the Constitutional Court, should be treated as a very serious warning.

Comment(s) 3/4/2017

Tourism potential of Northern Cyprus as a Mediterranean hub

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was the destination on the fifth leg of the urban gatherings of daily Hürriyet and Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB), which have organized events regularly since last May.

Comment(s) 2/24/2017

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