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BURAK BEKDİL

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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

President RT Erdoğan: A portrait (II)

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Erdoğan proudly carries the title of being the first ever prime minister across the world that slapped a citizen and won an apology from the man who, later, publicly said: “But of course we deserve to be slapped, Honorable Prime Minister!”

Comment(s) 7/9/2014

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

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s 12th president, is a former footballer, imam, businessman and a mayor of Istanbul.

Comment(s) 7/4/2014

Prime President Minister

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

President: Any news on the hostage crisis? Foreign Minister: President, remember, our diplomats are not being kept hostage, they are merely being interned. No one should test our patience and…

Comment(s) 7/2/2014

A slow-fuse Turkish bomb? (II)

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

“A Worst Practices Guide to Insider Threats: Lessons from Past Mistakes,” written by Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan, is a fun-and-serious booklet to read.

Comment(s) 6/27/2014

A slow-fuse Turkish bomb? (I)

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Perhaps there is a hidden message behind Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s boringly repetitive message that “Turkey will be among the world’s top 10 countries by 2023.”

Comment(s) 6/25/2014

The Eden of the Middle East

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became angry because the main opposition leader had called the Middle East a quagmire.

Comment(s) 6/20/2014

Put out more flags

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The tragicomic part of the story is how it unveiled how the Turkish military is exposed to the risk of operational mistakes due to too much alignment with (ruling party) politics

Comment(s) 6/18/2014

‘Turkey’s bark is worse than its bite’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The assessment in the title line does not belong to this columnist, but has been cherished in this column since a Turkey specialist realistically put it in a Reuters analysis a couple of years earlier

Comment(s) 6/13/2014

Why it’s a marriage made in heaven

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Shortly before the March 30 local elections, a group of young, angry men in Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s native Rize gathered a demonstration to show their eternal support for the prime minister

Comment(s) 6/11/2014

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