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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

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

Turkey a good and a bad example of democratic culture

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Azerbaijan allocates a significant portion of its budget to boosting its image in the international arena. It’s much wiser to do so rather than dedicating its budget to military spending.

Comment(s) 6/23/2015

The dilemmas of Turkey’s nationalist party

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The German Free Democratic Party, which usually gets around 10 percent of the vote, has been in the federal government longer than any other party in Germany, as a junior partner in successive coalitions.

Comment(s) 6/18/2015

Vote and Beyond deserves praise as civil initiative example

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

In recent years there has been tremendous backpedalling on certain issues in Turkey, but the election and the outcome give us a lot of reasons to be optimistic too.

Comment(s) 6/16/2015

World Bank Turkey director: The electorate said ‘compromise’

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Compromise. That is the message the Turkish electorate gave in the general election on June 7, according to Martin Raiser, the World Bank’s country director for Turkey.

Comment(s) 6/11/2015

Is Erdoğan a bigger threat than a jailed leader and if so, what next?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

If 10 years ago we were told that a significant number from the secular part of society will be relying on what they perceive to be the political wing of a separatist, terrorist Kurdish organization to secure democracy in Turkey, few would have believed it.

Comment(s) 6/9/2015

Turks and Kurds doomed to join hands against AKP

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

For those who still have doubts about authoritarianism in Turkey, I strongly recommend they read the recent academic work by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) called “The authoritarianization of the regime and the Justice and Development Party [AKP] rule.”

Comment(s) 6/4/2015

Turkey hopefully on right track to join economic NATO

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It is customary for Turkish governments to keep the bar high, endorse a maximalist position and spend unnecessary political capital by asking for the impossible ahead of a negotiation.

Comment(s) 6/2/2015

Europe wants Turkey to enact personal data protection law

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The debate on the issues pertaining to Syria and foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) is like a medallion that has two sides.

Comment(s) 5/28/2015

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