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BURAK BEKDİL

burak.bekdil@hurriyet.com.tr

The prime foreign minister

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s elevation to the seat of the prime president minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu is taking over as the prime foreign minister.

Comment(s) 8/29/2014

Sons of the devil and St Paul’s city – a sequel

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The metropolitan of Thessaloniki, Anthimos, has never been known to be a man of compassion and peace, especially when the subject contained any of the words Turkey, Turkish or Turk.

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

Sons of the devil, and St. Paul’s city

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

One of Turkey’s most popular Islamic preachers is Nihat Hatipoğlu, a professor of theology who runs a top-rated TV show.

Comment(s) 8/22/2014

When we do and do not like colonialists

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

One of the commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which reflagged itself to a more compact “Islamic State” (IS), has thanked Turkey for growing strong enough to conquer large swathes of Syria and Iraq.

Comment(s) 8/20/2014

‘The cause’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

It is not a secret that President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has in recent years preferred to more powerfully rule an increasingly polarized and divided country than to more mildly rule a more peaceful country.

Comment(s) 8/15/2014

The Turkish ‘tricolor’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

If on Sunday, Aug. 10, the residents of Eskişehir and Tunceli voted for Prime Minister / President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, instead of rival candidates and the residents of Bitlis in the southeast voted for Selahattin Demirtaş instead of Mr. Erdoğan

Comment(s) 8/13/2014

Chastitystan

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The Turks are not rebels. The prime minister can slap one and win an apology in return. But they are certainly proud people – at least social research says so.

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

Sorry to remind you ‘once’ again (but Golda Meir was right) – Part II

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Jihadists keep on saying that “they love death more than we love life.” Good for them.

Comment(s) 7/18/2014

Sorry to remind you ‘once’ again (but Golda Meir was right) – Part I

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Thank you, prime minister, for confirming this columnist when he wrote in 2009 that Turks as honest brokers between Arabs and Israelis sounded much like Greeks as honest brokers between Turkish and Greek Cypriots

Comment(s) 7/16/2014

President R.T. Erdoğan: A portrait (III)

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turkey, under Mssrs Erdoğan and Davutoğlu, has always had to defend itself against Zionist aggression through peaceful, often pacifist, means.

Comment(s) 7/11/2014

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