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MURAT YETKİN

murat.yetkin@hurriyet.com.tr

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

Why did Turkey lose in the UN vote?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Turkish government is understandably trying to play down its defeat in the United Nations vote for the Security Council’s temporary seats.

Comment(s) 10/18/2014

Looking for ‘worst European practice’ in rights

MURAT YETKİN writes:

According to Volkan Bozkır, Turkey’s Minister for European Union Affairs, Ankara has adopted a new communications strategy, in order to win the hearts and minds of European citizens as well as EU governments.

Comment(s) 10/17/2014

Erdoğan to go to Hollande after Syria support

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Following the French president’s support for Turkey’s ‘safe-zone’ plan, President Erdoğan recalls a friend in Europe

Comment(s) 10/15/2014

Turkey’s Erdoğan signals a harder line

MURAT YETKİN writes:

'We will make them pay dearly' Turkish President Erdoğan vowed in a speech in eastern Turkey’s Bayburt yesterday. 'Like they paid for what they did in Bingöl, they will pay more in future,' he said.

Comment(s) 10/13/2014

Control issues in Ankara

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu took a risky step when asking Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to use his influence over his followers to stop the violence

Comment(s) 10/11/2014

Was it the PKK leader who stopped the PKK demos?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The idea of asking for the assistance of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK, began to become clear in the minds of Turkish officials in morning hours of Oct. 8

Comment(s) 10/10/2014

The ISIL fire has started to burn Turkish homes too

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The last time tanks hit the streets of Diyarbakır, it was after the 1980 military coup

Comment(s) 10/9/2014

CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu: Turkish army should stay out of Syria

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News in a telephone interview, Kılıçdaroğlu says Turkish soldiers should not enter Syria soil, adding that he believes the Turkish army is of the same opinion

Comment(s) 10/8/2014

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