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BURAK BEKDİL

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Turkey’s (not so) creeping Islamization

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Turkey is a wonderland, according to the official narrative

Comment(s) 4/29/2016

Fine, then … India, Japan and Israel in the UNSC?

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Tragically, and in his own words, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thinks (or pretends to think) that “the primary reason behind terror in Turkey is to prevent Turkey from getting into the world’s top 10 economies.”

Comment(s) 4/27/2016

Wir lieben die Türkei! Erdoğan ist der beste!

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has set a marvelous precedent in showing the entire world how a country should best care about the safety of its citizens traveling to… well, “different” foreign lands

Comment(s) 4/22/2016

Inshallah, happier together!

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

As the world’s Muslim leaders admitted at last week’s Islamic summit, the past 1,400 tumultuous years of sectarian fighting did not bring peace and happiness to Muslim lands. But, judging from the happy smiles and big speeches at the summit, the next 1,400 tumultuous years may be better.

Comment(s) 4/20/2016

Do you prefer Frankenstein or the ‘moderate’ Frankenstein?

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The logical answer is to go for the “moderate” Frankenstein

Comment(s) 4/15/2016

But there are good terrorists and bad terrorists

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

In his speeches to Turkish audiences but addressing world leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan often says that “there should be no good terrorists and bad terrorists” and that “terrorists are terrorists.”

Comment(s) 4/13/2016

A culture of honor (or horror) – revisited

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

In 2010, Turkey was “shaken” by the surfacing of alleged serial rapes in the southeastern city of Siirt, including “shocking” cases of adults raping minors and minors raping toddlers, killing one

Comment(s) 4/8/2016

Why Turkish newspapers are funnier than humor magazines

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

The usual line “Turkey is bizarre” is no longer a sufficient term of portrayal

Comment(s) 4/6/2016

The bearable lightness of being ‘principled’

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

Apparently, the louder Turkey’s leaders talk of “principled foreign policy,” the faster we should count our spoons

Comment(s) 4/1/2016

A bitter Turkish consistency

BURAK BEKDİL writes:

This is from an editorial in The Guardian’s March 19, 1927 issue, titled “Turkish newspaper editors jailed over cartoon”

Comment(s) 3/30/2016

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