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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

International coalition succeeded in toppling Kemalists, what’s next?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The advent of Today’s Zaman was certainly good news for the Hürriyet Daily News. Developing a rival is always good for any establishment that enjoyed being the sole player for decades in a given sector.

Comment(s) 12/18/2014

Syrian crisis is getting more complex, warns UN envoy

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

A lot of the credit must goes to Turkish citizens, said Kamal Malhotra, the U.N.’s envoy to Ankara regarding Turkey’s hosting of at least 1.6 million Syrian refugees.

Comment(s) 12/16/2014

How about having an MP representing Turks in Europe?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It is no secret that the low voter turnout in the August presidential elections among voters abroad caught the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) by surprise, and proved to be a disappointment.

Comment(s) 12/11/2014

A new threat looming Turkey's horizon: Brain drain

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Listening to our colleagues from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, we, a group of Turkish journalists and academics, felt we were not alone in our frustration with issues like a lack of public reaction to corruption allegations

Comment(s) 12/9/2014

Emerging markets use the same anti-democratic methods

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Tolstoy’s line from his novel 'Anna Karenina' was reminded to us by Fabio Ostermann

Comment(s) 12/4/2014

Getting used to seeing a Syrian origin minister in Turkish Cabinet

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Those in the West who love criticizing Turkey should take a step back and admit that Turkey is giving a huge humanitarian lesson to the world

Comment(s) 12/2/2014

Turkish public are unaware of the hardships journalists face

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When you are in it, you might sort of get used to it. That’s why sometimes it becomes important when someone holds a mirror.

Comment(s) 11/27/2014

Turkey should use Pope’s visit to improve image of Islam

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Pope Francis will be visiting Turkey this weekend. This will be his sixth trip outside of Italy after he became pope in 2013. The fact that Turkey ranks among the first countries Pope Francis is visiting already tells us a lot.

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

Europe to Turkey: Keep eastern door open to Syrians, but keep western door closed

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“When it comes to foreseeing the refugee crisis, I’d give the Turkish government a score of 2 out of 10. But in terms of the humanitarian aspect, I’d give it an 8 or even 9 out of 10,” Murat Erdoğan, the head of the Migration and Politics Research Center at Ankara’s Hacettepe University, told me.

Comment(s) 11/20/2014

Marathon highlights why Turkey can’t host Olympics

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“I don’t run in the Istanbul marathon. It really isn't an athlete-friendly event. Just trying to reach the starting point is a hassle, while trying to get to your house after the finish is another hassle,” a friend told me.

Comment(s) 11/18/2014

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