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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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Ankara rediscovers pragmatism

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey began this week with two big surprises in foreign policy. Firstly, Turkey and Israel finally reached an agreement to restore full diplomatic relations, after a six-year lull following the deadly Gaza Flotilla incident in May 2010

Comment(s) 6/29/2016

The bleak world after Brexit

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The unthinkable happened

Comment(s) 6/25/2016

How to escalate tension and destroy peace

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Last weekend, President Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at an “iftar,” or a fast-breaking dinner, in Istanbul. He said many things, but one theme dominated the night, and soon hit the whole national media

Comment(s) 6/22/2016

Orlando, homosexuality and Islam

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I was packing for a trip to Grand Rapids, this pleasant city in northern United States, when I heard the horrible news in Orlando

Comment(s) 6/18/2016

What does Erdoğan have to do with ‘Zoroastrians’?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On May 28, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to a crowd in southeastern Diyarbakır, the pivotal Kurdish city. He condemned the ongoing violence of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is really Turkey’s most burning problem these days

Comment(s) 6/11/2016

Tunisia’s civility vs. Turkey’s crudeness

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If there is a single bright spot in the Muslim world today, it is undoubtedly Tunisia

Comment(s) 6/8/2016

Of Germany, Turkey and genocide

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I was busy with something totally different the other day, when I noted an almost national Turkish uproar on Twitter

Comment(s) 6/4/2016

President Erdoğan and the French riot police

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan made a smart and sarcastic comment the other day on the ongoing clashes in France between political protesters and the police

Comment(s) 6/1/2016

Will Turkey’s economic rationality survive?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In the days prior to the announcement of the new Turkish cabinet, which came out last Tuesday, there was a question I received from more than one foreign observer of the Turkish economy

Comment(s) 5/28/2016

Unenthusiastic thoughts about the new government

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

OSLO – I am in the Norwegian capital for the Oslo Freedom Forum, a brilliant initiative that that brings together the liberal activists and intellectuals of the world

Comment(s) 5/25/2016

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