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Turkey’s worst year was a success story for the AKP

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There is no doubt that terrorism is Turkey’s most important problem.

Comment(s) 1/19/2017

The effects of the economy on the referendum

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

While there are a few who still believe that the votes in the parliament might fall short of what is necessary to bring the constitutional changes that will transform the Turkish administrative system into an executive presidency to a referendum, the general conviction is that Turkey is set for a referendum come spring.

Comment(s) 1/17/2017

The temptation of blaming Turkey’s Erdoğan on Cyprus

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“Turkey holds key at last-ditch Cyprus talks,” was the headline of an analysis published in the EUObserver a few days before the intercommunal talks started in Geneva on Jan. 9.

Comment(s) 1/12/2017

The ball is in Ankara and Athens’ court on Cyprus

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Some are tired of hearing it, while some don’t even want to hear it. Yet, in terms of the leadership on the divided island of Cyprus, there is the right alignment of stars.

Comment(s) 1/10/2017

Triggers and barriers in marketing Turkey to the world

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“Rebranding Turkey,” was the main theme of my last article. I lamented how Turkey has been rebranded as a third world country, as developments over the course of 2016 had accelerated its slide toward that category.

Comment(s) 1/5/2017

Rebranding Turkey as a third world country

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Turkey has become a country that cannot protect the lives of its own citizens or of its foreign guests, whether tourists or diplomats. It can now compete with Iraq and Afghanistan in terms of the frequency of terror attacks and the intensity of casualties.

Comment(s) 1/3/2017

Rebranding Turkey in 2017

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

You take a weekend escape to a touristy European city to get away from the depressing mood in Turkey. In a fancy restaurant, you end up having a conversation with a British couple who say they have been to Antalya but not Istanbul.

Comment(s) 12/29/2016

Facing uncertainty, which known brand will Turks stick with?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“The sociologist part of me is still looking for the answer to this question,” daily Hürriyet writer Ertuğrul Özkök wrote in an article published on Nov. 21, 2015, three weeks after the Nov. 1 general elections.

Comment(s) 12/27/2016

Security concerns remain main obstacle to Turkey’s relations with China

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When the Çimtaş Group was first established in China in 2002, employing more than 450 Chinese nationals over time, one of their employees’ main problems was the robbing of their second or third-hand bicycles.

Comment(s) 12/20/2016

‘Don’t go, I need you,’ Turkey, EU tell each other

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

France’s new consul general to Istanbul, Bertrand Buchwalter, lived twice in Turkey before being appointed to his last post. He came to Ankara to live for the first time as a young boy, only to come back to the city as a young diplomat.

Comment(s) 12/15/2016

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