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We all display selfish pragmatism on gender equality in Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“My husband does not want me to work,” the wife of a religiously conservative man complained to her psychologist. “He insisted I see a women psychologist,” she added.

Comment(s) 2/23/2017

Eradicating ISIL without getting entangled in Turkish-Kurdish fight

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“If you are going to be hanged, be hanged with an English rope,” is a famous Turkish saying. Anything that has the act of hanging cannot really imply something positive, but this saying has a positive connotation in reference to the British.

Comment(s) 2/21/2017

Northern Cyprus: The new destination for Turks fleeing Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turks call northern Cyprus baby land, a term deriving from motherland.

Comment(s) 2/16/2017

Do what the Turks say, not what they do

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Özgül Erdemli Mutlu is currently the director of corporate communications and environment policies at the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA).

Comment(s) 2/14/2017

As Turkey prepares for new CIA director’s first visit

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

There is a popular Turkish saying: “The fire burns where it falls.” It basically means that nobody other than the victim can truly understand the pain suffered.

Comment(s) 2/9/2017

Why is Turkey rushing to give citizenship to Syrians?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM) recently released a report titled “Challenges and Opportunities of Refugee Integration in Turkey.”

Comment(s) 2/2/2017

Toward the grand conservative-nationalist-religious coalition

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

By now, it should be safe to argue that the end of the solution process and the resumption of the armed conflict with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) right after the June 7, 2015, elections worked in favor of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in the short/mid-term and the PKK in the short term.

Comment(s) 1/31/2017

Another dangerous ideological touch to education

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“While the Turkish Ministry of Education is still expressing its openness to hear other views, it is not too late for Turks to consider the benefits the remarkably tolerant curriculum that exists today and to lobby for it,” ends an opinion article sent to me by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se).

Comment(s) 1/26/2017

Old foreign companies thriving in Turkey but no newcomers

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

As Denmark’s new envoy was preparing to present his letter of credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last October, he wanted to inquire about the possible messages he might hear from Turkey’s top representative.

Comment(s) 1/24/2017

Turkey’s worst year was a success story for the AKP

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

There is no doubt that terrorism is Turkey’s most important problem.

Comment(s) 1/19/2017

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