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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

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

I beg your pardon… but I am a...Turk!

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the year I started to work as a junior diplomatic reporter. Turkey recognized all the newly independent states

Comment(s) 8/7/2014

When the going gets tough, white Turks chicken out

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Do you know what a beach chair Atatürkist is? Let me explain. It is a freshly created concept. It probably comes from a cartoon.

Comment(s) 8/5/2014

Greeks competing for Turkish tourists

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

This week Lesbos is inundated by Turkish tourists due to Bayram and whichever corner you go on the island, which is one of the biggest in Greece, you can hear Turkish

Comment(s) 7/31/2014

No place for ambiguity for Turkey’s Jewish community

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Under normal circumstances, we should not have categories like moderate Islam or radical Islam. Yet, as long as there are fanatics killing not only non-Muslims

Comment(s) 7/29/2014

Do tomatoes dictate Turkey’s policy on Russia?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“There’s never a dull moment in Turkey”: A cliché sentence I have heard so often from a newcomer to Turkey. Indeed, it’s a cliché, but it also reflects the truth.

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

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