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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

The commemoration of Armenian tragedy...the day after

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It would have been unrealistic to expect a new initiative for reconciliation between Armenia and Turkey while the former was preparing for the 100th anniversary and the latter for general elections.

Comment(s) 4/23/2015

Certain inexplicable things about Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Still, looking at Turkish society, you end up concluding that certain things about Turks might remain “almost” inexplicable.

Comment(s) 4/21/2015

AKP’s legacy on foreign policy

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) nearing its third term in power can provide us an occasion to think about the legacy of the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-Ahmet Davutoğlu duo’s performance during over a decade of foreign policy.

Comment(s) 4/16/2015

Europe should see Turkey is no longer a country of emigration

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“I don’t say it impolitely, but I say it directly: I don’t want to see you here again,” said Muriel Domenach, the French Consul General in Istanbul, talking about her conversations with visa-seeking Turks.

Comment(s) 4/14/2015

A female look at a macho game in Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Despite the rise in religious conservatism and erosion of certain secular values in the last decade, Turkey still differs tremendously from the other majority Muslim societies.

Comment(s) 4/9/2015

Balyoz leaves a disgraceful stain on Turkish press

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When the first group of soldiers were taken under detention in February 2010, a month after prosecutors began an investigation upon the news story broken by daily Taraf about a coup plan dating from 2003 to topple the government

Comment(s) 4/7/2015

The Armenian diaspora’s dilemma: Go to Turkey or Armenia?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“The Stanford Global Studies Division, in conjunction with the Handa Center for Human Rights, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

Comment(s) 4/2/2015

Sweden should not back down from feminist foreign policy against Saudis

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

I have to admit that I was a little late in catching up with the tension between Sweden and Saudi Arabia. For latecomers like me, let me summarize the situation.

Comment(s) 3/31/2015

OSCE to monitor Turkey’s elections against possible intervention from cats

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

A sizable number of opponents to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are convinced that elections in Turkey have been rigged.

Comment(s) 3/26/2015

Turkey’s new lobbying motto should be ‘it’s the economy, stupid’

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Over time, and especially with the current Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, Turkey has found itself less and less on the same page as the transatlantic community on certain key issues.

Comment(s) 3/24/2015

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