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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Few Turks from Europe join foreign terrorist fighters

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

A recent report of the United Nations Security Council 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee’s Monitoring Team estimates that 25,000 foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) from 100 countries are linked to al-Qaida and the ISIL

Comment(s) 5/21/2015

Turkey resentful of Germany and Vatican over Armenian issue

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Almost a month has passed since April 24, the date that marked the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian tragedy

Comment(s) 5/19/2015

Unintended consequences of AKP’s 13-year rule

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) nearly 13 years in government will be put to the test once more through the ballot box next month.

Comment(s) 5/14/2015

Resetting Turkey’s Middle East policies will be a big challenge

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

International relations scholars would know better, but seasoned journalists could also attest to the fact that one very rarely sees a radical alteration in a country’s foreign policies after a change in government.

Comment(s) 5/12/2015

Turkey’s democracy test with graffiti

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Does anyone remember how the war in Syria started?

Comment(s) 5/7/2015

Will Turkey learn to live with the bitter truth in the Middle East?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

A conference organized in Ankara by USAK on Turkish-Israeli relations in view of regional developments started with a heated debate when Professor Raphael Israeli attributed Turkey’s policies toward Israel to Turks’ hatred of the Jewish people

Comment(s) 5/5/2015

Turkey’s first issue-based candidate says ‘It’s education, stupid!’

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“It’s the economy, stupid!” This is pretty much how you can summarize the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) election campaign motto.

Comment(s) 4/30/2015

Austria, Germany, France and Russia join the Vatican in plot against Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

By calling the Armenian massacre during World War I genocide, the Vatican has joined the plot against Turkey, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu claimed

Comment(s) 4/28/2015

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

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