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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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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

Why the AKP is silencing its own founder

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

On May 17, Bülent Arınç, who used to be deputy prime minister in successive Justice and Development Party (AKP) governments until 2015, was supposed to give a talk at Turgut Özal University in Ankara

Comment(s) 5/21/2016

When ‘the people’ love authoritarianism

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

For decades, countless intellectuals, activists and politicians around the world have praised “democracy.”

Comment(s) 5/18/2016

Keep your eyes on the MHP

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If there is one major Turkish political party that the Western media shows almost no interest in, it must be the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)

Comment(s) 5/14/2016

When even Davutoğlu becomes a ‘traitor’

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey experienced a sort of a “coup” last week, just to use the terminology of the new ruling elite. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who had won a sweeping electoral victory just six months ago, was forced to leave his job

Comment(s) 5/11/2016

Something worse on the Kurdish front

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

These days, the Turkish parliament has repeatedly become the scene of physical fights, reflecting what a beautifully harmonious nation we are

Comment(s) 5/4/2016

It is hard to foresee the Turkey of 2023

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I will begin this piece with an honest confession

Comment(s) 4/9/2016

Permanent war for the ‘New Turkey?’

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan spoke the other day on Turkey’s ongoing war with the PKK, the armed and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party

Comment(s) 4/6/2016

Is the liberal order falling apart?

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I came to the “capital of the world” for a panel at Columbia University on a new and highly interesting book: “The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions.”

Comment(s) 4/2/2016

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