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MURAT YETKİN

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Davutoğlu: The last prime minister of the first Turkish Republic?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

On Jan. 29, Thursday, daily newspaper Sabah, which closely follows the policies of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, featured a headline stating: “Executive power to go to the president only.”

Comment(s) 1/31/2015

The story of the US giving a medal to a Turkish general on Syria

MURAT YETKİN writes:

On Jan. 26, when combined Kurdish ground troops supported by U.S. air forces, regained control over the Syrian town of Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) near the Turkish border after the retreat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces, Turkish Land Forces Commander General Hulusi Akar landed in the U.S.

Comment(s) 1/29/2015

Syriza’s Greek Spring, Europe’s push for fall

MURAT YETKİN writes:

They had it coming. All the Greek “elites,” as the victorious Alexis Tsipras of the leftist coalition Syriza calls them, the European Union bosses and the international monetary circles had it coming

Comment(s) 1/27/2015

Cold case of the murder of journalist Uğur Mumcu says a lot about Turkey today

MURAT YETKİN writes:

When considered in retrospect, it can be observed that the murder of Mumcu did not only aim at a journalist, and freedom of the press. I was part of a bigger picture - 1993 was a very bad year for Turkey.

Comment(s) 1/24/2015

What the Somalia bombing ahead of Erdoğan’s visit shows

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The global security environment is getting more complicated and dangerous every other day and the Somalia bombing before Erdoğan’s visit is a part of it.

Comment(s) 1/23/2015

Erdoğan sets AKP on course for ‘second era’ from Feb 10

MURAT YETKİN writes:

There has been no change in the structure, operation and concept of Turkey's ruling AK Parti under Davutoğlu.

Comment(s) 1/22/2015

De facto presidential system in Turkey in effect despite PM

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Four newspapers had almost identical headlines yesterday in Turkey; the Jan. 19 cabinet meeting presided by President Tayyip Erdoğan was a “First step toward a presidential system” from a parliamentarian one in Turkey.

Comment(s) 1/21/2015

Erdoğan moves for de facto regime change in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan convenes the board of ministers in his new Presidential Palace today on Jan. 19 for the first time since he was elected to his new post after the Aug. 10, 2014, election.

Comment(s) 1/19/2015

The pope will punch back, not turn the other cheek

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Pope Francis was recently asked about the attack on weekly satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan. 7 that left 20 dead, including the three attackers who were acting on behalf of al-Qaeda.

Comment(s) 1/17/2015

Turkey to attend London meeting of anti-ISIL fight

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend a meeting on countering ISIL in London next week, British Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore said via Twitter Jan. 14

Comment(s) 1/15/2015

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