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Syria could look heavenly in comparison to Iraq’s future

TAHA AKYOL writes:

“Ever since Lausanne, we have dreamed of establishing a state,” Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani said in 2016 during a visit to the U.S.

Comment(s) 9/22/2017

The arrested journalists

TAHA AKYOL writes:

The arrest of journalists is quite a big problem in democratic societies since it is a violation against society’s right to demand news.

Comment(s) 9/19/2017

Brain drain to the West

TAHA AKYOL writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Islamic world “is losing its brightest brains to the West.” Erdoğan emphasized the importance of education when speaking in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where he opened the “Science and Technology Summit” of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Comment(s) 9/14/2017

Şerif Mardin’s analysis of the Turkish nation

TAHA AKYOL writes:

How would the sociological transformation that Turkey has been going through under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) administration result in over the long-term?

Comment(s) 9/12/2017

The cost of populism in Turkish-German relations

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has described Germany’s anti-Turkey policies as “populism,” using an expression along the lines of “down with populism.”

Comment(s) 9/6/2017

30 billion dollar loss in tourism income

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Turkish tourism is coming to life and occupancy rates are increasing this year but it does not bring money in return since it does not attract western tourists with “money.”

Comment(s) 8/16/2017

The money for Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT

TAHA AKYOL writes:

The tax stamp on electronic devices production and imports was recently hiked, for allocation to the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), the state broadcaster. Upon a decision by the cabinet, 4 percent has been added to the existing 6 percent tax stamp.

Comment(s) 8/11/2017

Left and right populism

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Populism becomes more effective in Turkey and the world like “bad money firing good money.”

Comment(s) 8/5/2017

Administrating justice

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Constitutions say that judiciaries are independent and impartial, and nobody can order or give instructions to them. Our constitution rules this too

Comment(s) 7/7/2017

Marching for justice

TAHA AKYOL writes:

The government is reacting, but main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s “justice march” is at least shedding light on the concepts of law and the judiciary.

Comment(s) 7/4/2017

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