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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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How can ISIL be so evil?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The other day, a suicide bomber who appears to have been enlisted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) exploded himself in the middle of a wedding ceremony in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. More than 50 people died immediately at the site

Comment(s) 8/24/2016

Meanwhile, on the Kurdish front…

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Since July 15, the night of the bloody coup attempt, Turkey has been experiencing great turmoil

Comment(s) 8/20/2016

Hear what James Jeffrey says

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In the past month since it occurred, the failed coup attempt in Turkey has had many political implications

Comment(s) 8/17/2016

A rally that gave some hope

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The colossal anti-coup rally that took place last Sunday, Aug. 7, in Istanbul, and was joined by large crowds in many other cities, was truly remarkable

Comment(s) 8/10/2016

Of cults, religions and individuals

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The Turkey of today, since the failed coup attempt of July 15, is focused on one single group: The Islamic community (“cemaat”) led by Fethullah Gülen. The overwhelming majority of the nation, including myself, believe that the Gülenists, who have been in a bitter power struggle with the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) since 2012, were behind the bloody plot. This, of course, makes this particular community, or at least its dark side, the main enemy of the state. For me, however, i

Comment(s) 8/6/2016

Turkey at a historic tipping point

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If you look at Turkey today, in the aftermath of the failed coup plot of July 15, you can see both negative and positive signs for the future

Comment(s) 8/3/2016

The detainment of the journalists

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Since the night of July 15, when Turkey was hit by a bloody coup attempt, I have sided with the government, for which I normally have many criticisms. For whatever its wrongdoings are, Turkey’s government is a popularly elected and, thus, legitimate authority

Comment(s) 7/30/2016

Who knows Turkey better, Turks or Westerners?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

When I look at the public opinion in Turkey and the West these days, at least as reflected in the media, I see two worlds apart

Comment(s) 7/27/2016

What the Western media doesn’t seem to get

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The military coup plot of June 15 was arguably the biggest threat the Turkish Republic has ever faced. Of course there have been coups and failed coup attempts before

Comment(s) 7/23/2016

Turkey’s longest night

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On the night of July 15, I was out with my wife for a reception and returned home at around 10 p.m

Comment(s) 7/20/2016

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