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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

EU head Juncker gives no mission statement for Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Exactly last year, at around this time, just as the European Commission was about to release its progress report on Turkey, we found out that the Commission’s envoy in Ankara, Jean Maurice Ripert, had been appointed as France’s new ambassador to Moscow.

Comment(s) 9/18/2014

The West is seeking a mentality change in Turkey on ISIL

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

I first understood that 62 percent of Turks did not consider ISIL a terrorist organization. Apparently it was the other way around

Comment(s) 9/16/2014

Turks should be proud of their hospitality towards Syrians

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey is world famous for its hospitality. Yet the polls also show that Turks only like themselves. The Transatlantic Trends survey released yesterday provides interesting info about Turks’ attitudes toward the Syrian refugees

Comment(s) 9/11/2014

Should Turkey’s main opposition shift to the right or to the left

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It might sound a bit of a simplification but I might perhaps dare to say that looking from the outside at Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)

Comment(s) 9/9/2014

Turkey’s new EU minister’s first task is damage control on corruption claims

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Semantics are crucial in the functioning of the European Union

Comment(s) 9/4/2014

AKP will focus on the votes of Turks abroad

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

While measures were taken by Turkish missions abroad to have a smooth voting process, the low turnout (just 8.32 percent) came as a shock

Comment(s) 9/2/2014

Where did Turkey’s former president go wrong?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“The first time I met her; she had no idea about the issue of my expertise. I gave her a briefing. When we met six months after, I found a woman who had done her homework, asking me all the right questions.”

Comment(s) 8/28/2014

Get your hands off female journalists

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Today, I am leaving my column to Amberin Zaman, a colleague and a friend who I have known for more than two decades, and who has recently been targeted by government supporters.

Comment(s) 8/26/2014

Why don’t Turks commemorate the outbreak of World War 1?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The question in the title was put to me by a foreign reader of the Hürriyet Daily news. It was posed last month, right after the joint commemoration by France and Germany of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

Comment(s) 8/14/2014

What did voters in Turkey say during presidential elections?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey’s most polarizing leader will now be sitting in a chair that was designed to be above polemics with a mission to reconcile political forces, rather than pit them against each other.

Comment(s) 8/12/2014

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