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Turkey’s Syria policy in the Aleppo-Russia test

MURAT YETKİN writes:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 6 said the situation in Aleppo case was a “disgrace” for the West

Comment(s) 12/7/2016

Why are Western minds confused on Gülen?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher, has been accused of masterminding the bloody July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey not only by the government but also by all opposition parties and prosecutors

Comment(s) 12/6/2016

Will former President Gül start a new party?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A day before the inauguration of a new museum-library bearing his name on Dec. 4, in his Central Anatolian hometown of Kayseri, former Turkish President Abdullah Gül gave an interesting interview to CNN Türk

Comment(s) 12/5/2016

Getting ready for the first meeting with Trump

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Donald Trump is likely to become the most unusual U.S. president after he takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. The picks he has so far made for his administration have already started to give an idea about the shape his term will take

Comment(s) 12/3/2016

Turkey at the threshold of a regime change

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), declared in a joint press conference on Dec. 1 that they had agreed on the draft of a constitutional change to shift Turkey’s parliamentarian system to an executive presidential one.

Comment(s) 12/2/2016

Things not to do to save Turkey-EU relations

MURAT YETKİN writes:

There are still things that all concerned parties can do to save relations between Turkey and the EU, which currently seem to be on a crash course heading to the wall.

Comment(s) 12/1/2016

Who will blink first, Turkey or Europe?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The problematic relationship between Turkey and the European Union is heading toward a strategic impasse

Comment(s) 11/30/2016

Turkey and the EU must find a new way

MURAT YETKİN writes:

President Tayyip Erdoğan is still in a fury because of the European Parliament vote to stop negotiations with Turkey.

Comment(s) 11/28/2016

Visiting an arrested mayor in today’s Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

When Deniz Baykal, the former chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), heard that Ahmet Türk, the co-mayor of the Syria border city of Mardin, had been taken into police custody on Nov. 21, he immediately decided to go to Mardin to talk to Türk in solidarity.

Comment(s) 11/26/2016

EU-Turkey crisis could bring opportunities

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The news about the European Parliament’s vote asking the European Commission to suspend membership talks between the EU and Turkey came on Nov. 24, minutes after the Turkish Central Bank decided to raise interest rates by 0.25 percent.

Comment(s) 11/25/2016

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