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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

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

Purge at civil bureaucracy rings alarm bells

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

I had already heard from diplomats of the European Union how the AKP 'purge' against the Gülenists had directly affected their contacts and daily workings with state institutions...

Comment(s) 6/26/2014

Challenges awaiting İhsanoğlu’s presidential campaign

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When you read the comments of those who have come to know Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the opposition’s joint candidate, you realize that few would doubt he harbors the necessary criteria to be president.

Comment(s) 6/24/2014

Is the opposition’s candidate for presidency, İhsanoğlu, a bigot?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Although a rare name, the choice Ekmeleddin implies a conservative background due to the suffix 'din/tin.' So, in the eyes of some CHP sympathizers, he first lost it from his name

Comment(s) 6/19/2014

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