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MURAT YETKİN

murat.yetkin@hurriyet.com.tr

ISIL or DA’ISH, wasn’t born yesterday

MURAT YETKİN writes:

During a joint press conference in Paris with French President François Hollande on Oct. 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used the acronym DA’ISH, instead of ISIL to refer to the fundamentalist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

Comment(s) 11/1/2014

Fall of Aleppo is Ankara’s real concern

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Ankara fears that if there is a massive ISIL advance on Aleppo, there could be another massive refugee flow across the Turkish border, on top of serious security problems

Comment(s) 10/31/2014

The Turkish Republic’s most critical decade

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Will Turkey be able to maintain inner peace? Will Turkey be able to jump out of the middle-income and middle-democracy trap? Will Turkey manage to remain the only secular democracy in the Islamic world?

Comment(s) 10/29/2014

Turkey’s Kurdish problem on crash course with the next elections

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The killing of three unarmed Turkish soldiers, strolling around in their civilian clothes during their weekend leave on Oct. 25 in Yüksekova further escalated the tension in the Kurdish issue

Comment(s) 10/28/2014

Former Turkish President Demirel establishes museum for his 40 years in politics

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Over 2,000 visitors from all around Turkey gathered in İslamköy for the opening of the 'Democracy and Development Museum' by former President Süleyman Demirel

Comment(s) 10/27/2014

Will Erdoğan or Davutoğlu decide the AKP candidate lists?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.

Comment(s) 10/25/2014

Something's wrong with Turkey’s Kurdish peace bid

MURAT YETKİN writes:

At first sight, everything seems to be on track. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) recently made official the two-year-old dialogue with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Comment(s) 10/24/2014

Erdoğan to Obama: I told you so

MURAT YETKİN writes:

'We cannot understand the logic of dropping arms to a city as street clashes are going on, but the Americans believe in their ways; we’ll see.' Those were the words of a Turkish military expert

Comment(s) 10/23/2014

Trying to understand what Turkey is doing about the Kurds

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Well, the issue is not only about Kurds, it is also about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the ISIL, and the Turkish stance on the future of Iraq and Syria

Comment(s) 10/20/2014

Erdoğan furious with US, adds al-Assad condition

MURAT YETKİN writes:

President Tayyip Erdoğan has added a fourth condition to Turkey’s full cooperation against ISIL as the “regime problem” in Syria.

Comment(s) 10/20/2014

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