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MURAT YETKİN

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Turkey’s anti-terror fight on three fronts

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Most countries, especially in the West, had no awareness of a terrorism threat on their territory until al-Qaeda’s shocking acts on Sept. 11, 2001

Comment(s) 5/3/2016

Ruling AKP turns inward as problems mount in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Here is a brief list of what happened as May Day began in Turkey: In the Syrian border province of Gaziantep, a car bomb went off in front of the main police station, killing two police officers. The city was recently visited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk, who praised its treatment of migrants

Comment(s) 5/2/2016

Why is Erdoğan upset with the Islamic world?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

In two separate speeches delivered on April 28, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized the Islamic world for failure in a number of areas

Comment(s) 4/30/2016

Fight in Turkey’s parliament could put EU deal in jeopardy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A few hours after Turkey’s European Union Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır said the government could fulfil all necessary benchmarks by May 2 for visa-free travel for Turkish citizens within the EU, the parliament in Ankara had to take a two-day recess due to escalating tension among deputies

Comment(s) 4/29/2016

Three hard tests for Davutoğlu

MURAT YETKİN writes:

There are three important thresholds or tests ahead of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in the next two months which can be decisive for Turkey in closing the gap with the West

Comment(s) 4/28/2016

Secularism is the key for democracy in a Muslim society

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Reactions poured in on April 26 after a statement by Turkish Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman late on April 25, in which he said he believed secularism should not be included in the new constitution, which is still being drafted by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti)

Comment(s) 4/27/2016

Free court, free press important for EU investments in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

“The immigration deal is very important for the European Union and relations with Turkey; actually it has the highest importance now,” said European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici during an interview on April 25 in Istanbul

Comment(s) 4/26/2016

Obama, Merkel and Turkey’s Syrian border

MURAT YETKİN writes:

According to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, Turkey sets the “best example” in how it hosts the refugees who have been fleeing the five-year-long civil war in Syria

Comment(s) 4/25/2016

Why do the Turks debate over their Sovereignty Day?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

There are few nations who are resilient enough and can do whatever possible to survive

Comment(s) 4/23/2016

Another shift of power in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Turkish Court of Appeals’ ruling on April 21 which overturned the convictions in the “Ergenekon” coup plot case marked an era in the country’s problematic relations between politics, the military and the judiciary

Comment(s) 4/22/2016

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