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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Money talks; even the church in Greek Cyprus now wants a solution

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

I know quite a number of Turkish elites who, frustrated with developments in Turkey, decided to settle in Turkish Cyprus over the course of the last decade.

Comment(s) 8/4/2015

Re-elections can turn into a referendum for peace process

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“I like democracy when democracy likes me,” a veteran Turkish journalist used to say mockingly, criticizing Turkish political figures for twisting democratic concepts as it suits them.

Comment(s) 7/30/2015

China’s Turkish dilemma

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey’s geopolitical standing is like an oxymoron; it is both a liability and an asset.

Comment(s) 7/28/2015

What do international circles want for Turkey?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

'The Europe of companies wants Turkey in,' a high level Turkish official told me, adding that although 'Turkey means business' Europe still cannot invest as much as it wants in the country.

Comment(s) 7/16/2015

What is the new re-election strategy for the AKP/CHP

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

In case of a re–election, it is fair to say that the votes of the Kurds will not go back to the AKP. So the ruling party will try to lure the AKP voters who abstained from voting, as well as the conservative votes that went to the MHP

Comment(s) 7/14/2015

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran ahead of a nuclear deal

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Saudi Arabia has two main threat perceptions: democracy on the one hand, Iran on the other. The Saudi regime swings between the two, according to a high level Turkish official.

Comment(s) 7/9/2015

Syria: How foreign policy becomes a tool of domestic policy

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“What do you expect? Do you want us to sit idle when a terrorist organization like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] takes control of the most vital region in our border?” roared a high level Turkish official last week

Comment(s) 7/7/2015

Turkey out of NATO? Turkey is making a comeback to NATO!

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Every time there is a development that feeds the perception that Turkey favors radical Islamic groups over Kurdish groups in the Syrian civil war, the hashtag “kick terrorist Turkey out of NATO” in different forms becomes viral.

Comment(s) 7/2/2015

Will the intel head become part of coalition talks?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The first Gulf War in 1991 introduced the concept of Northern Iraq to Turkish political jargon.

Comment(s) 6/30/2015

An open letter to Turkey’s new women MP’s

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Ladies, Turkey’s newly-elected 98 female parliamentarians who have taken their oaths as of June 23, Don’t forget you are women.

Comment(s) 6/25/2015

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