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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Turkish NGO calls for strong checks and balances in new constitution

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

While Turkey is facing the risk of falling into the “middle income trap,” some believe the country has already fallen into it

Comment(s) 2/11/2016

Ankara’s envoy shouldn’t lecture Turkish Cypriots

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“It is said that the stars are allied for finding a solution on the island. But I really don’t think it is these stars that are saying ‘let’s reach a solution.’

Comment(s) 2/9/2016

All we need is money in the Cyprus love song

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Ever since I started covering the Cyprus issue in 1990, I have heard two main things from Turkish officials, whom I considered to have the most rational and realistic approaches: 1 - The parameters of the solution are known to both sides, there’s no need to discover America over and over again

Comment(s) 2/4/2016

Entering Saudi orbit while ignoring Iran

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Ever since economic sanctions against Iran were officially lifted in mid-January, you could see this mood of overriding joy among the business community

Comment(s) 2/2/2016

Why did the US vice president kiss the Turkish dissidents?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

There is a Turkish saying that goes “There is no religious holiday or any similar occasion; why did my brother-in-law kiss me?”

Comment(s) 1/28/2016

Turkey’s secret agenda on the Cyprus deal

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“The visit has achieved the objectives we set at the outset … To meet the Turkish prime minister and foreign minister, who can take on board the positions of the Greek Cypriot side,” said Greek Cypriot Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) head Andros Kyprianou on his return to the island after visiting Turkey over the weekend

Comment(s) 1/26/2016

Should Turkey side with Iranians or Saudis as a Mideast meltdown looms?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

In the past, the nature of regimes in Turkey and Iran pitted the two countries against each other, but that was before the advent of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)

Comment(s) 1/21/2016

Education for Syrian children in Turkey: Turkish or Arabic?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Education is the most urgent issue, according to Murat Erdoğan, an Ankara-based academic who has been working intensively on the issue of Syrian refugees

Comment(s) 1/14/2016

‘Renewable energy is not romantic story, it’s mainstream

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The last days of 2015 saw a dramatic increase in air pollution levels in Istanbul

Comment(s) 1/12/2016

Syrian migrant women should have a choice too

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

As pain is difficult to measure in Turkish, we sometimes use “the grief of losing a child,” as a reference point to try to quantify the amount of suffering

Comment(s) 1/7/2016

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