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MURAT YETKİN

murat.yetkin@hurriyet.com.tr

How would Brits vote for Brexit today?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Google has revealed that a large number of British users sought an answer to the question “What is the EU?” on June 24, a day after they voted to leave the European Union

Comment(s) 6/27/2016

A new UK, a new EU and Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The pollsters were wrong once again

Comment(s) 6/25/2016

The end of Turkey’s ‘precious loneliness’?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The idea of “precious loneliness” was introduced to international relations literature by İbrahim Kalın, in order to describe the much criticized state of Turkey’s Middle East policy almost three years ago in August 2013

Comment(s) 6/18/2016

Opposition leaders to jail and firms taken over by trustees?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Turkish Justice Ministry sent 11 files to the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s office on June 15 to open the way for the trial of two opposition leaders, a week after President Tayyip Erdoğan approved the constitutional change by the parliament

Comment(s) 6/17/2016

Normalization with Russia: Not that easy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It was actually a routine congratulatory message for Russia Day, which has been sent by the Turkish president and prime minister every year, similar to the messages sent to other countries on their national days

Comment(s) 6/16/2016

Any problems in Erdoğan’s presidency project?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Up until two weeks ago, President Tayyip Erdoğan was pressing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) group in parliament to prioritize writing a new constitution, in order to shift Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system

Comment(s) 6/15/2016

The Orlando attack and the roots of ISIL terrorism

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Raiding a gay club in Orlando on June 12, a terrorist killed 49 and wounded 53

Comment(s) 6/14/2016

More royalists than the king around Erdoğan

MURAT YETKİN writes:

President Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 11 that he did not approve of the incident in which a bullet was thrown at Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu during the June 8 funeral of two police officers who were killed in a terrorist attack a day before in Istanbul by the outlawed PKK

Comment(s) 6/13/2016

US-Russia tension rises in Black Sea and Mediterranean

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Russian Foreign Ministry warned on June 10 that the country would “respond” to the arrival of the U.S. Navy’s missile guided destroyer USS Porter to the Black Sea “with measures,” but did not give details

Comment(s) 6/11/2016

Is a new government-PKK dialogue possible in Turkey?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

In practice, nothing is impossible in politics, especially in the highly volatile Turkish politics full of sharp turns

Comment(s) 6/10/2016

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