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DENİZ ZEYREK

Are you ready for the quake?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

It is not possible to prevent earthquakes. It is also impossible to know exactly when, where or how strong a big earthquake will hit.

Comment(s) 8/21/2017

How did al-Qaeda capture Idlib?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

Syrian lands across from Turkey’s Cilvegözü border gate is being controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which has roots in al-Qaeda.

Comment(s) 8/14/2017

Is the ‘Kurdistan Referendum’ a NATO project?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

These days there is a single item on the agenda of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq: The Sept. 25 independence referendum. KRG President Masoud Barzani has started a public relations campaign. On the one hand, he is making visits, and on the other, he is frequently giving interviews, cultivating the “no retreat from the referendum” perception.

Comment(s) 8/12/2017

Syria: The first test of Turkey’s new commanders

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

The latest Supreme Military Board (YAŞ) meeting determined the new commanders of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The land, naval and air force commanders were reshuffled.

Comment(s) 8/8/2017

Qatar and Cyprus

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

The other day, I called a Turkish Cypriot academic friend of mine who has written several articles on the Cyprus issue.

Comment(s) 7/1/2017

The many definitions of justice

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

Ercan Kızılateş harassed and assaulted university student Melisa Sağlam on July 14 on a dolmuş. His justification was the fact that the girl was wearing shorts

Comment(s) 6/26/2017

Reshuffle in Turkish cabinet

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

I’m curious what will happen if certain cabinet ministers are changed this week. Let us assume that the foreign minister is changed. Will Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s replacement, who will still be from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), make substantial changes to Turkey’s foreign policy?

Comment(s) 6/5/2017

The crime of reporting the president’s vacation

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

It was May 7, 2004, and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Justice Minister Cemil Çiçek was at the podium in parliament, saying: “These amendments are a milestone in the history of the Republic of Turkey. They will hopefully further institutionalize our democracy, and our rights and freedoms will reach a more advanced point with these amendments.”

Comment(s) 5/30/2017

Brussels 15 years ago and 15 years later

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

It was the beginning of 2003; Abdullah Gül was Turkey’s Prime Minister. Fadıl Akgündüz, also known as Jet Fadıl, was an independent deputy from the southeastern province of Siirt.

Comment(s) 5/27/2017

12 hours in Bosnia

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

I was in Sarajevo for 12 hours last week with Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak. While we were walking through a graveyard to visit the grave of the wise Alija Izetbegovic, I noted the death dates carved on gravestones around. They were 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Comment(s) 5/17/2017

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