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BURAK BEKDİL

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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

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

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