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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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Freeing the hostages: A good job

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Today’s Turkey, unfortunately, is deeply polarized by two opposite camps: The venerators of the government and the denouncers of the government.

Comment(s) 9/24/2014

The truth about Turkey and ISIL (II)

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On June 10, 2014, the notorious “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) took over Mosul, a key city in northern Iraq, with a swift conquest that caught many off guard.

Comment(s) 9/20/2014

The truth about Turkey and ISIL (I)

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

When the Syrian Civil War began in March 2011, Turkey was still in its blissful mood of having “zero problems with neighbors.”

Comment(s) 9/17/2014

Big Government watching you

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

This week, the Turkish Parliament passed a series of laws, including changes about internet privacy.

Comment(s) 9/13/2014

Why Turkey keeps killing its workers

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yet another “work accident” took place in Turkey last week, when an elevator at the construction of a luxury skyscraper in the middle of Istanbul collapsed.

Comment(s) 9/10/2014

The tragedy of Turkish justice

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I wrote a piece in this very column some three years ago with the exact same headline above: “The tragedy of Turkish justice.” I argued that Turkey’s justice system was a warzone between political camps, rather than being a fair arbiter of disputes. I concluded:

Comment(s) 9/6/2014

A nation of spies and traitors

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In my writings in Turkish, I often argue against this culture of traitor-hunting. I suggest that we Turks should learn to see different political views as only that: different political views

Comment(s) 9/3/2014

From Atatürk to Erdoğan

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Erdoğan drew a clear line between Atatürk and himself, defining the time in between (from 1938 to 2014) as some form of a deviation from the ideal presidency

Comment(s) 8/30/2014

Toward more or less polarization?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

At the end of this week, the political design of “New Turkey” will be settled. Tayyip Erdoğan will sit in the presidential chair on Thursday, apparently with an impressive ceremony

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

What to expect from Davutoğlu

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

It was no surprise when President-elect Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Thursday that Turkey’s new prime minister would be Ahmet Davutoğlu, who has been foreign minister since 2009

Comment(s) 8/23/2014

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