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MURAT YETKİN

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Time to open a new page in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The failed coup attempt of July 15 has somehow triggered an unprecedented mood of political moderation - at least in the brief period since then

Comment(s) 7/23/2016

State of emergency a test for the Turkish government

MURAT YETKİN writes:

After chairing two long meetings on July 20, President Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the government had declared a state of emergency (SoE) in Turkey in the wake of the failed coup attempt on July 15

Comment(s) 7/22/2016

Extraordinary times in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The biggest elimination operation in Turkish public service is under way following the failed coup attempt of July 15

Comment(s) 7/21/2016

Intelligence failure in the coup attempt?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The military announced on July 19 that the top brass had been informed about the impending coup attempt on July 15 hours before it actually took place

Comment(s) 7/20/2016

Plotters planned to bring 5,000 troops to Ankara from southeast

MURAT YETKİN writes:

As the probe into the failed coup attempt on July 15 begins to deepen, more details about its planning have begun to surface

Comment(s) 7/19/2016

Who did it? Why now? And other questions about the coup attempt in Turkey

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The failed military coup attempt in Turkey started on the evening of July 15, leaving more than 200 killed, nearly 3,000 soldiers and almost as many judges and prosecutors detained, and plenty of embarrassment for Turkey for being the center of talk about a military coup, (even if it failed and there remain a lot of questions about it).

Comment(s) 7/18/2016

Anatomy of a failed coup attempt

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A military helicopter carrying an infantry team landed on the empty parking lot of the Doğan Media headquarters in Istanbul at around 3 a.m. on the morning of July 15

Comment(s) 7/17/2016

Syria with or without al-Assad?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Perhaps a more popular question today may be “with or without Boris Johnson?” New U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May might have wanted Johnson, one of the Brexit knights, to clean up the mess he left, as a bold political maneuver also aiming to eliminate a potential rival

Comment(s) 7/15/2016

Who is a ‘terrorist’ according to Turkey and the US?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

On July 10, the Washington Post reported that Rifai Ahmed Taha, a 61-year-old Egyptian and a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Gamaa Islamiya, had been killed by the U.S. military in a drone strike near Idlib in the civil war-struck Syria in early April 2016

Comment(s) 7/14/2016

Merkel, May, Clinton may be the three women to lead the West

MURAT YETKİN writes:

With Theresa May taking the British prime minister’s office on July 13, a second woman will be at the helm of another major European power, after Germany’s Angela Merkel

Comment(s) 7/13/2016

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