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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

What has happened in the Turkish Foreign Ministry?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Last summer I attended a press conference at the Family and Social Affairs Ministry

Comment(s) 7/28/2016

Dear Western friends, yes to solidarity, no to orientalist pity

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

A couple of weeks prior to the attempted coup I was complaining to a colleague about Turkey-bashing in the Western press

Comment(s) 7/26/2016

Why Europe can’t afford Turkey’s slide into authoritarian chaos

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It wasn’t surprising to hear the conspiracy theories from the opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: “The failed coup played into the hands of Erdoğan so it must have been plotted by him.”

Comment(s) 7/21/2016

Turkey can’t accuse Europeans of Syrian cherry-picking

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Many might think the refugee deal between Turkey and the European Union is on hold. But what is on hold is the part of the deal that foresees visa-free travel for Turks

Comment(s) 7/14/2016

Syrian refugees in Turkey: The swing from guests to citizens

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Over the course of a few days, the Syrians living in Turkey who were refused refugee status for the past five years were promoted from guest status to potential citizen status

Comment(s) 7/12/2016

Turkey learns the value of engagement against contention

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Ever since the AKP came to power, members of the Foreign Ministry have had ample opportunity to witness the deeply-rooted relations established between political Islamic movements all over the world and the ruling party

Comment(s) 7/7/2016

ISIL’s response to Turkish-Israeli intelligence cooperation

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It is an open secret in the world of diplomacy and intelligence: No matter how quickly and deeply relations between two countries take a nose dive, communication channels always remain open between diplomats and intelligence officers

Comment(s) 6/30/2016

Turkey’s cold peace with Israel?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey was last week talking about the effects of the outcome of Brexit. This week, the talk is of the effects of Turkish–Israeli relations

Comment(s) 6/28/2016

EU refugee funds to be used by Turkey with or without deal

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

As part of the refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey, which included 3 billion euros of financial assistance over two years, money has started to flow from EU safe boxes to Turkey

Comment(s) 6/21/2016

Turkey site of EU’s biggest humanitarian aid scheme in single country

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, known by the acronym ECHO, is launching its biggest assistance scheme in a single country in its history in Turkey

Comment(s) 6/16/2016

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