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How will Turkey survive until 2019?

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

Politics in Turkey is entering a highly stressful two years this fall. Since the referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to be running a one-man show in decision-making and Ankara’s bureaucracy seems to be looking to his Beştepe residence for every small paper to be signed.

Comment(s) 8/16/2017

A new state for what?

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Occasional flare-ups and passionate statements are trademarks of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) politics, and last week was no exception

Comment(s) 8/9/2017

Can Turkey’s military heal itself?

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

By the time you read this article, another critical meeting in Ankara will have started. One year after the bloody coup attempt, this year’s Supreme Military Council meeting seems to hold more importance than ever. The scenarios are limited but the signs are many.

Comment(s) 8/2/2017

Inside the courtroom

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

After a long time, we had a chance to see our colleagues from daily Cumhuriyet

Comment(s) 7/26/2017

One Year After

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Since the bloody coup attempt of July 15, are we a better nation?

Comment(s) 7/19/2017

No free lunch at main opposition CHP

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“As always” my friend Zeynep said on the phone, tired but in an incredibly excited voice, “there is a bit of chaos here at the [main opposition Republican People’s Party] CHP’s final rally in Istanbul.

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

We all walk alone

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

Turkey is talking about justice thanks to the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) 480-km march from the capital Ankara to Istanbul. But it is not the only high-profile political case that prompted the march

Comment(s) 7/5/2017

Our conversation with God

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

Once a bestselling novel about spiritualism, the title of this short article is now Turkey’s search for religiosity vs. secularism and personal beliefs vs. political triumphs.

Comment(s) 6/28/2017

Walk the line

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

“I find myself alone when each day is through / Because you’re mine, I walk the line” (Johnny Cash)

Comment(s) 6/21/2017

Silence is deadly

AHU ÖZYURT writes:

Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça have been on hunger strike for 90 days for their jobs.

Comment(s) 6/14/2017

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