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MURAT YETKİN

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Blows below the belt ahead of Turkey’s election

MURAT YETKİN writes:

There has been intense speculation for days about whether President Tayyip Erdoğan plans to announce the reopening of the Hagia Sophia to Islamic worship, ahead of Turkey’s critical parliamentary election on June 7

Comment(s) 5/30/2015

Lone wolf syndrome in Turkish foreign policy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Do you know why Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to slam the New York Times ever since its recent editorial, accusing it of “interfering” in Turkish politics and using language like “Who do you think you are?” and “Know your place”?

Comment(s) 5/28/2015

Gül doesn’t want to be part of Erdoğan’s game

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey’s former President Abdullah Gül said through an aide on May 26 that he has turned down an invitation from the ruling AKP, of which he was a key founder, to join a rally in Istanbul on May 30, just a week before the critical June 7 general election.

Comment(s) 5/27/2015

Is there panic within AKP, or is it an election tactic?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Three interesting articles appeared in the Turkish media on May 25, written by three journalists who are well-informed on developments within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).

Comment(s) 5/26/2015

ISIL expands under the shadow of Iran nuclear talks

MURAT YETKİN writes:

According to the U.S. administration, the capture of Ramadi by ISIL only some 100 km west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad was something ordinary regarding the bigger picture of the war.

Comment(s) 5/23/2015

CHP sticks with economic projects not ideology

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has revealed another economic pledge, this time a strategic one with less than three weeks left before the critical June 7 elections

Comment(s) 5/22/2015

The new media (dis)order in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

On May 19, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reserved an important part of his speech during an election rally in Zonguldak to attacking daily Hürriyet

Comment(s) 5/20/2015

Political tension rising ahead of Turkey’s election

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The bombing of election offices of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the southern cities of Adana and Mersin on May 18 has added to already rising political tension ahead of Turkey’s June 7 general election

Comment(s) 5/19/2015

Death sentence to Morsi will make everything worse

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The death sentence given to Egypt’s toppled former president on May 16 is not only wrong, but also likely to make everything in the Middle East even worse

Comment(s) 5/18/2015

CHP leader: Erdoğan has no chance for the presidential system

MURAT YETKİN writes:

“He has no chance left for a shift to the presidential system,” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), while gesturing with his right hand as if he was sweeping away dust in the air

Comment(s) 5/16/2015

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