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MURAT YETKİN

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Erdoğan now at odds with new Turkish Cypriot President

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Only three hours before getting into an exchange of words with new Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı, elected only a day before with a clear 60 percent support, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan was at a ceremony at the Constitutional Court

Comment(s) 4/28/2015

UN: Refugee toll in Turkey may hit 2.5 million in 2015

MURAT YETKİN writes:

'We haven’t seen the worst,' said Helen Clark, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), regarding the refugee crisis across the world as we were talking right after the inauguration of a new regional hub in Istanbul.

Comment(s) 4/27/2015

HDP normalizes both Kurdish and Turkish politics

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which is focused on the Kurdish problem, announced its election manifesto on April 21 in Istanbul with the aim of surpassing the unfair 10 percent national threshold in the Turkish election system.

Comment(s) 4/22/2015

CHP’s economic pledges can hold

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Drivers turn up the volume when the opposition leader is on the news, indicating his words have started to echo in the public.

Comment(s) 4/21/2015

Russia and democracy factors in Turkish-US relations

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It was April 2009 when new U.S. President Barack Obama paid his first overseas visit to Turkey and delivered a speech in the Turkish parliament

Comment(s) 4/20/2015

The quality of Turkish democracy matters to us, says US official

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The United States gives importance to the “quality of Turkish democracy” not just in political and economic terms, but also as a security issue, said Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs

Comment(s) 4/18/2015

Elections are too important for Erdoğan to be left to Davutoğlu

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Under normal circumstances, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s target in the Turkish parliamentary elections on June 7 was expected to be to keep the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in power.

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

Davutoğlu aims for 55+, but how about -45?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

While launching on April 15 the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) campaign for the June 7 general election, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu did not vow any ambitious projects, such as a third bridge over the Bosphorus, a gigantic third airport for Istanbul

Comment(s) 4/16/2015

What actually happened in Ağrı?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Ağrı is an eastern province close to Turkey’s borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. It is a rather small and underdeveloped province, and will send only four deputies to the 550-seat Turkish Parliament in the June 7 general election.

Comment(s) 4/15/2015

Obama’s Cuba, Iran moves and Turkey-US relations

MURAT YETKİN writes:

If Iran’s relations with the U.S. become normalized under the Islamic regime, it will force Ankara to also make a shift in regional policies.

Comment(s) 4/14/2015

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