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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Is Turkey’s world renowned hospitality a myth?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“One Turk is worth the entire world.” This is a saying attributed to the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Comment(s) 9/1/2015

‘Erdoğan saved you from the army, who will save you from Erdoğan?’ My answer...

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The question in the title was asked by veteran journalist Metin Münir in an article published on online news portal T24

Comment(s) 8/27/2015

The culture of impunity and reelections

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Last week a deputy chief of police in Istanbul killed a motorcycle rider following a road-rage incident.

Comment(s) 8/25/2015

Will voting for the HDP mean punishing the PKK?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“I’ll tell you what we have: we have a hotel reservation, that’s for sure,” an Ankara based diplomat told me when I asked about his expectations for the upcoming G-20 summit.

Comment(s) 8/20/2015

Why the Turkish–US train-equip program failed in Syria

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The first phase of the joint U.S.–Turkey program to train and equip fighters to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has ended in a scandalous failure.

Comment(s) 8/11/2015

Have Greek and Turkish Cypriots become more mature?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Kudret Özersay is a former Turkish Cypriot negotiator. He held the title of chief negotiator until last October when he was removed from duty after he announced he would run as a candidate in April’s presidential elections

Comment(s) 8/6/2015

Money talks; even the church in Greek Cyprus now wants a solution

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

I know quite a number of Turkish elites who, frustrated with developments in Turkey, decided to settle in Turkish Cyprus over the course of the last decade.

Comment(s) 8/4/2015

Re-elections can turn into a referendum for peace process

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“I like democracy when democracy likes me,” a veteran Turkish journalist used to say mockingly, criticizing Turkish political figures for twisting democratic concepts as it suits them.

Comment(s) 7/30/2015

China’s Turkish dilemma

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey’s geopolitical standing is like an oxymoron; it is both a liability and an asset.

Comment(s) 7/28/2015

What do international circles want for Turkey?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

'The Europe of companies wants Turkey in,' a high level Turkish official told me, adding that although 'Turkey means business' Europe still cannot invest as much as it wants in the country.

Comment(s) 7/16/2015

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