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Hypocrisy over Syrian refugees

MURAT YETKİN writes:

“Are you mocking us?” Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan attacked the United Nations on Feb. 10. The day before, a U.N. official had called on Ankara to “open its border” to Syrian refugees who have started to pile up on the border

Comment(s) 2/11/2016

Erdoğan’s PYD move and ‘Syria Thursday’

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Distress in Ankara is growing as more support is declared by Turkey’s major ally, the United States, for the Syrian Kurdish group the Democratic Union Party (PYD)

Comment(s) 2/10/2016

Can Merkel convince Greek Cyprus to lift its EU veto on Turkey?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just had her third visit to Turkey in the last four months

Comment(s) 2/9/2016

Turkey wants EU to open key chapter before re-admission

MURAT YETKİN writes:

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey for another round of talks about Syrian migrants, Ankara calls on the European Union to open up a key chapter of membership negotiations before the re-admission agreement concerning immigrants comes into effect in June

Comment(s) 2/8/2016

No room for blame game, Turkey tells EU

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A dinner at the residence of the Turkish Embassy in Paris on Feb. 3 was a good opportunity for Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır since French EU Affairs Minister Harlem Desir as well as key French business people were also there

Comment(s) 2/5/2016

Is AKP revolution devouring its own children too?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It is the fate of all revolutions to devour their own children as they clear obstacles from the path

Comment(s) 2/3/2016

Turkish government determined not to withdraw from PKK fight

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Before starting a series of official meetings in Chile on Jan. 31, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters covering his trip that “the people from the southeast” have been sending messages to Ankara that the fight against the outlawed PKK should “go on until the end”

Comment(s) 2/2/2016

Security problem deepens with ambulance crisis in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

U.S. Senator Hiram W. Johnson said in 1917 that the first casualty when war comes is truth

Comment(s) 2/1/2016

Erdoğan asks Davutoğlu to go to referendum

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Foreign investors and diplomats have for the last few weeks been wondering about the possibility of a snap election in Turkey in 2016

Comment(s) 1/30/2016

The Dündar-Gül case a threat to Turkish media

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Istanbul prosecutor’s office asked on Jan. 27 for life imprisonment for two Turkish journalists, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who had been arrested on suspicions of plotting against the government and military espionage for reporting on an ongoing court case alleging Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) sent weapons to the civil war-hit Syria

Comment(s) 1/28/2016

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