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Turkish government asks what changed for Moody’s

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Moody’s decreased Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” level with a decision late on Sept. 23, despite its former decision after the bloody coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey that it would wait and see the developments for three months before a final decision.

Comment(s) 9/27/2016

The rise and fall of Gülen in 10 steps

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The cliché used in such cases is usually “the rise and fall.” However this falls short in the case of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher who is now one of two major problems between Turkey and the U.S., under the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) rule in Turkey, because the rise of Gülen and his network within the Turkish state apparatus started long before the AK Parti came to power in the 2002 elections

Comment(s) 9/26/2016

Turkey’s AKP government is about to miss a big chance

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept. 23 requesting the annulment of a number of articles of government decrees on the suspension and dismissal of public officials in the ongoing state of emergency

Comment(s) 9/24/2016

Back to a no-fly zone over Syria, after so many lives

MURAT YETKİN writes:

“The Americans will always do the right thing, after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.”

Comment(s) 9/23/2016

Three risks in Turkey’s anti-Gülen ops

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) has reportedly canceled all local meetings and ceremonies with speakers other than party officials or heads of provincial party offices, according to media reports on Sept. 21

Comment(s) 9/22/2016

Are ISIL, PKK or Gülen existential threats for Ankara?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan called on all countries for joint action on terrorism

Comment(s) 9/21/2016

Turkey’s family minister vows zero tolerance for violence against women

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The recent assault on a woman traveling on a public bus in Istanbul has triggered political and legal steps to bring stricter measures to target violence against women

Comment(s) 9/20/2016

Obama pushes US into bigger problems in Syria

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It was none other than U.S. President Barack Obama who said in 2012 that it was a “red line” for him if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against rebels in the civil war that started in 2011

Comment(s) 9/19/2016

Tarık Akan, poster boy and political activist

MURAT YETKİN writes:

He was the ever smiling, unusually handsome, late-20s star of Turkish cinema from the mid-1970s

Comment(s) 9/17/2016

The other side of Turkey’s coup attempt probes

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) announced on Sept. 14 that it had received some 30,000 complaints so far from people who believe they have been unfairly treated in the probes into Turkey’s bloody coup attempt of July 15

Comment(s) 9/15/2016

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