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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Greeks competing for Turkish tourists

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

This week Lesbos is inundated by Turkish tourists due to Bayram and whichever corner you go on the island, which is one of the biggest in Greece, you can hear Turkish

Comment(s) 7/31/2014

No place for ambiguity for Turkey’s Jewish community

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Under normal circumstances, we should not have categories like moderate Islam or radical Islam. Yet, as long as there are fanatics killing not only non-Muslims

Comment(s) 7/29/2014

Do tomatoes dictate Turkey’s policy on Russia?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“There’s never a dull moment in Turkey”: A cliché sentence I have heard so often from a newcomer to Turkey. Indeed, it’s a cliché, but it also reflects the truth.

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Turkey says ‘good luck’ to companies fleeing Iraq

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

One of the points in the foreign policy areas where I give credit to the AKP government has been its decision to improve relations with the KRG

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Secular Turks fear Kurdish–Islamic synthesis after presidentials

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

For Turkey’s secularist elites, for years Kurds were “mountain Turks.” For decades, they had a condescending attitude toward Kurds and turned a blind eye to their plight and demand to enjoy cultural rights.

Comment(s) 7/17/2014

Ramadan both Alla Turca and Alla Franga

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

For those who frequently attend the invitations at the Palais de France, the residence of the French consul general in Istanbul, Bekir bey and his staff are familiar figures.

Comment(s) 7/15/2014

Nightmare awaiting Turkish diplomats in presidential elections

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

All public officials working abroad have been instructed not to leave their posts starting from July 20 until the end of August.

Comment(s) 7/10/2014

Is the Turkish state coming to a standstill?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Sometimes it is an enigma to me to realize how far this country has come, despite all its problems. I can’t even imagine what Turkey would have looked like if we had endorsed efficiency, rather than shooting ourselves in the foot as a national sport.

Comment(s) 7/8/2014

EU reforms becoming anti-democratic tools in the hands of AKP

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkey’s first quarter data has surprised Turkey’s director for the World Bank.

Comment(s) 7/3/2014

Meanwhile, as Iraq is disintegrating…

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“I have rarely been to a country where everyone is so consummated by politics; that’s wonderful. Turks love to talk politics, but as an economist, I focus on the structural side of the economy and we accept the environment as it is.”

Comment(s) 7/1/2014

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