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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

90 percent feel Turkey is still affected by the consequences of WWI

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Just as we yesterday celebrated the 91st year of the foundation of the Turkish Republic, this year also marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, which brought an end to the Ottoman Empire.

Comment(s) 10/30/2014

Why worry about headscarf issue in Turkey?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Does anyone recall the news last month of the government decree changing the regulation on the dress code in public schools, allowing girls as young as 10 years old to attend classes wearing headscarves?

Comment(s) 10/28/2014

It’s not enough for Turkey to be popular with the third world

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Ahead of last week’s vote for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Turkish envoys in African and Asian capitals were telling me how Turkey continued to be popular in the countries where they were on duty.

Comment(s) 10/23/2014

It is OK when Arabs kill Arabs; not OK when Arabs kill Kurds

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey says, openly or by implication, the following about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): ISIL is certainly a threat to the world and to Turkey.

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

Kobane and Turkey’s energy ambitions

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It seems that everyone (with the exception of Turkey) is ringing the alarm bells on the possible consequences of Kobane falling into the hands of ISIL

Comment(s) 10/16/2014

France tells Turkey that inaction in Kobane will be costly for its image

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“We want to convey our deep concern to Turkey. This is an alarming situation. Inaction over Kobane could be costly for Turkey’s image,” a high-level French official told a small group of journalists yesterday.

Comment(s) 10/14/2014

Turkey hangs on for UN Security Council bid

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Screening the news on Turkey, both domestic and foreign; one would get the impression that the country is in real trouble

Comment(s) 10/9/2014

Turkey’s choice between radical Islamists and Syrian Kurds

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Some want us to make a choice between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said the other day, adding both are the same in the eyes of Turkey.

Comment(s) 10/7/2014

Rhetoric good, credibility poor on climate change

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

From the very beginning, Turkey has had a very problematic relationship with climate change talks.

Comment(s) 10/2/2014

Turkey will become more active in anti-ISIL coalition

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The World Economic Forum’s special meeting in Istanbul was attended at the highest level by the government.

Comment(s) 9/30/2014

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