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BURAK BEKDİL

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Why the ‘New Turkey Contract’ is an unworthy read

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turkey is not the only country in the world where Islamist Machiavellism features excessive doses of deception and perception management in the name of “dawa”: The holy cause, or advancement of Islam as a political - and therefore social - ideology.

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

How Turkey successfully averted a crisis with the Vatican

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Defense companies from the Vatican will not be allowed to compete for lucrative Turkish contracts. Turkey will also use its superpower influence and block the Vatican’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

Comment(s) 4/15/2015

Four words and a number in the indictment…

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Just four words in Turkish. Five in English, depending on the translation. Not less, not more. They make the opening of a line in an indictment.

Comment(s) 4/10/2015

Campus (prayer) wars

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

This column has twice borrowed Shelby Foote’s famous line, with a minor revision: “A Turkish university, these days, is a group of buildings around a library and a small mosque.”

Comment(s) 4/8/2015

How the Turkish military hit Syrian missile batteries

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

How did the Turkish howitzers, which have a maximum range of 40 kilometers, hit a missile battery 180 kilometers away?

Comment(s) 4/3/2015

Collective schizophrenia in Turkey

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

If countries were human beings and could be put to a therapist’s chair, Turkey would probably be sent to a clinic instead of being prescribed regular sessions. Before one overcomes the shock from one absurdity, one would be showered by five more (often heavier) blows.

Comment(s) 4/1/2015

Turkey’s erratic genocide jurisprudence

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

In the early 1990s, Turkey started to generously buy off-the-shelf arms from foreign manufacturers who had happily discovered an emerging but potentially lucrative market.

Comment(s) 3/27/2015

Mr. Davutoğlu vs. Prime Minister Davutoğlu: How much longer?

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The answer to the question in the title can come in many different ways, the simplest being, “until either Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu or Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu defeats the other for good.”

Comment(s) 3/25/2015

Headlines from the centennial! – Fifth sequel

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Time flies! It’s already three months since the “fourth sequel” appeared here, but it’s time for more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:

Comment(s) 3/20/2015

Bribes paid but not taken

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

It was 1976. A fleet of brand new F-104 aircraft in the Turkish skies was approaching the apron where the top brass were proudly watching their maiden flight in the Turkish Air Force. The first aircraft to land had a near crash landing but the rest of the ceremony was a merry event.

Comment(s) 3/18/2015

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