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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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Turkey: The land of permanent elections

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On Aug. 21, President Tayyip Erdoğan announced the news: On Nov. 1, Turkey will go to ballots again, for yet another general election that will form yet other set of deputies in the Turkish Parliament.

Comment(s) 8/22/2015

ISIL conquest: Coming soon to Istanbul?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The so-called “Islamic State” of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is known not only for its wanton violence but also its slick videos.

Comment(s) 8/19/2015

No surprise, no coalition in Turkey

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I was among those unsurprised when breaking news emerged the other day that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) had failed to agree on forming a coalition government.

Comment(s) 8/15/2015

Turkey’s trilogy of terror

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

These days we wake up in Turkey almost every day to news about some new act of political violence.

Comment(s) 8/12/2015

Yet another attack on the free press

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

This week, as usual, lots of crazy things happened in Turkey.

Comment(s) 8/8/2015

The parochialization of Turkish Islam

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

There is a naïve view of history which assumes that as time goes by, societies become more mature. I have never shared that optimist “progressivism” and have gradually come to believe that history is rather chaos with no traceable destiny.

Comment(s) 8/5/2015

Islam and gays: A follow-up

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

A recent piece of mine probed the question, “What Does Islam Say About Being Gay?” (The New York Times, July 28). I gave a response which is basically liberal: That Muslims should not attack or stigmatize gay people, assuming that this is what their religion demands from them.

Comment(s) 8/1/2015

Why is Turkey’s ‘peace’ crumbling?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In the past 10 days, Turkey made global headlines with its belated entry to the coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) led by the United States.

Comment(s) 7/29/2015

Turkey in deep trouble

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yesterday, we woke up to breaking news: Three Turkish F-16 fighter jets had bombed two ISIL headquarters in northern Syria, right near the Turkish border. Meanwhile, Turkish police detained some 290 people all across the country, not all but many suspected to be Islamic State of Iraq and the Levent (ISIL) members

Comment(s) 7/25/2015

Time for AKP to wake up to ISIL threat

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The barbaric terrorist attack in Suruç, a Turkish town just 10 kilometers from the Syrian border, not only killed 31 innocent souls and wounded dozens of others

Comment(s) 7/22/2015

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