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MURAT YETKİN

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Thou shall let thy media free

MURAT YETKİN writes:

'Is that only two articles and a news item that you have against me?' Ekrem Dumanlı, the editor-in-chief of daily Zaman asked the judge. 'Yes,' answered the latter

Comment(s) 12/22/2014

Erdoğan: Best buddy of Putin and ally of Obama?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known as one of the toughest leaders on earth calls, him a “tough man.”

Comment(s) 12/20/2014

It’s dangerous to corner Russia too much

MURAT YETKİN writes:

When President Vikto Yanukovych of Ukraine fled his capital Kiev on Feb. 21, 2014, after the Maidan protests, very few could have predicted that it would unfold into a second Cold War between Moscow and the West.

Comment(s) 12/18/2014

Erdoğan shoots himself in foot on anniversary of graft probe

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkish President Erdoğan has been blasting European institutions, the EU and others over their criticism of media freedom, judicial independence and the general quality of democracy here.

Comment(s) 12/17/2014

New raid on media adds to political confusion in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkish police raided the Zaman media group headquarters in Istanbul on Dec. 14, as part of an operation anticipated for the last few days.

Comment(s) 12/15/2014

Erdoğan poised to land blow on former ally Gülen

MURAT YETKİN writes:

'Their plans to arrest me were ready' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his speech on Dec. 12

Comment(s) 12/13/2014

Dangerous escalation of tension in Turkey’s Kurdish bid

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The frequency of ups and downs in the talks between Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), aiming for a possible political settlement of the Kurdish problem, is on rise.

Comment(s) 12/11/2014

Which one of the four ex-ministers will be tried by Turkish courts?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Last year, a week from today on Dec. 17, Istanbul prosecutors opened the biggest ever corruption probe in Turkey

Comment(s) 12/10/2014

Turkey, the EU and the Middle East

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey has been under criticism for some time for becoming too involved in Middle Eastern affairs, thus distancing itself from the European Union and generally the Western world.

Comment(s) 12/9/2014

Obama sets examples of police state, not democracy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Obama administration should know that slogans like 'Black lives matter' and protest slogans such as 'I Can’t Breath' echo all around the world

Comment(s) 12/8/2014

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