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ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ

ozgur.korkmaz@hurriyet.com.tr

They have not been jailed for journalistic work

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

“They have not been jailed for journalistic work.” This phrase has been the defense of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AKP whenever Turkey is criticized for the high number of journalists who have been detained, arrested or convicted in the country

Comment(s) 8/4/2016

A Turkish call to massacre LGBT community

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

At a time when the world is mourning the massacre of 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando, a new massacre is being brewed by Islamists and a far-right nationalist group in Istanbul

Comment(s) 6/16/2016

Why do Germans, crusaders and Zoroastrians unite against Turkey?

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

As Turkey continues to struggle under a wave of terror attacks by different groups, the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are resorting to threatening and xenophobic rhetoric at a time when they need local and international allies

Comment(s) 6/9/2016

Abusing Turkey’s children sexually and mentally

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

Stories of the sexual abuse of minors have been pouring in for the last couple of weeks

Comment(s) 3/31/2016

Turkey needs more democracy against terror, not oppression

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

When then-U.S. President George W. Bush made his famous “you are either with us or the terrorist” speech in the U.S. Congress on Sept. 20, 2001, nine days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many people voiced concerns about the consequences of such a policy

Comment(s) 3/17/2016

The ‘parallel structure’ is getting bigger and bigger

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

The hunt for the members of the “parallel structure,” or “parallel state,” terms used by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) circles to define the followers of Fethullah Gülen, has finally gone wild

Comment(s) 3/3/2016

CHP shoots itself in the foot in charter panel with Baykal’s gun

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

The ghost of its former leader is chasing the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), raising the unfortunate possibility of taking the party back to its old methods of non-policy politics

Comment(s) 2/18/2016

Amedspor wins to face pressure off field

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

When the referee blew the final whistle in a Ziraat Turkish Cup game on Jan. 31 in Bursa, he marked the end of a football match and the start of a fresh debate over politics and sports

Comment(s) 2/4/2016

CHP bracing for post-Kılıçdaroğlu era

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

Almost all journalists and party members who followed the Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) convention over the weekend in Ankara agreed that it was probably the most low-spirited, dull party convention held in the last decade

Comment(s) 1/21/2016

People are dying in Turkey and we are told not to talk about it

ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ writes:

Turkey has turned into a country of suicide attacks, killings and massacres. The pressure on those who want to talk about such issues is constantly growing

Comment(s) 1/14/2016

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