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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

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

With Qatar on the retreat, Turkey will face more pressure over ISIL

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

'With Qatar slowly backing down, Turkey will be left alone in its ambivalent stance about joining the international efforts to fight ISIL,' a European diplomat said

Comment(s) 9/25/2014

Turkish academia failing to maintain autonomy as an intellectual force

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“Is Turkey becoming like the ‘old Turkey’?” a European ambassador asked me recently.

Comment(s) 9/23/2014

EU head Juncker gives no mission statement for Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Exactly last year, at around this time, just as the European Commission was about to release its progress report on Turkey, we found out that the Commission’s envoy in Ankara, Jean Maurice Ripert, had been appointed as France’s new ambassador to Moscow.

Comment(s) 9/18/2014

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