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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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A bitter fact: Fascism in Israel

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and a leading voice within the Israeli liberal left. The other day, he had a piece in daily Haaretz, where he regularly writes

Comment(s) 7/26/2014

Gaza’s right to defend itself

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Had a Martian descended on our Earth right at this time and looked at these numbers, he would probably conclude that a shockingly unfair battle was going on

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

Islamists and illiberal democracy

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If you would like to read a book these days that would help you grasp the political dynamics of post-Arab Spring societies, I would wholeheartedly recommend a new title: “Temptations of Power:

Comment(s) 7/16/2014

How Islamic is the Caliphate?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The title above might sound silly to some readers. Because the Caliphate (or the 'Successorship' to Prophet Muhammad) is certainly an 'Islamic' institution

Comment(s) 7/12/2014

Where Turkey is heading today

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Comment(s) 7/9/2014

What would the real caliph do?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The notorious ISIL, or “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” which has made a name for itself by chopping off heads and crucifying opponents, has recently made global news by declaring a “caliphate.”

Comment(s) 7/5/2014

Erdoğan the president

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The expected happened. Yesterday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections in August.

Comment(s) 7/2/2014

Erdoğan’s attack on private universities

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

A bitter fact about Turkey has become painfully obvious in the past couple of years, especially the past couple of months

Comment(s) 6/25/2014

Ending the older witch hunts

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

More than four years ago, in this very column, I wrote a piece titled, “Today, I am closer to the secularists,” and I wrote the following:

Comment(s) 6/21/2014

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu: A very good choice

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If there were a handful of people in Turkey who could challenge Erdoğan, one of them was İhsanoğlu. I wish him good luck

Comment(s) 6/18/2014

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