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MURAT YETKİN

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Will Erdoğan or Davutoğlu decide the AKP candidate lists?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.

Comment(s) 10/25/2014

Something's wrong with Turkey’s Kurdish peace bid

MURAT YETKİN writes:

At first sight, everything seems to be on track. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) recently made official the two-year-old dialogue with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Comment(s) 10/24/2014

Erdoğan to Obama: I told you so

MURAT YETKİN writes:

'We cannot understand the logic of dropping arms to a city as street clashes are going on, but the Americans believe in their ways; we’ll see.' Those were the words of a Turkish military expert

Comment(s) 10/23/2014

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

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