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BARÇIN YİNANÇ

barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Turkey to UN: ‘I can slam you and love you at the same time’

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

For the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, it has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, which took place on May 23 and 24. As the host country, Turkey has played an important role in the organization of the summit

Comment(s) 5/26/2016

Germany’s Merkel doesn’t want to crash the EU deal

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan poses a difficult dilemma to Western political leaders

Comment(s) 5/24/2016

Turkey’s private sector, a fast learner on fighting corruption

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

International organizations like the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are state-focused institutions working to make our world better

Comment(s) 5/19/2016

Turkish president’s blame game on refugees irritates the West

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Syrian refugees first started coming to Turkey in limited numbers in 2011. By January 2012, the number was close to 10,000

Comment(s) 5/17/2016

Who will check President Erdoğan?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

If you go to Ankara these days, all you hear are questions and speculations

Comment(s) 5/12/2016

Will Turkey’s foreign policy change?

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“If the wall ends up orange, although the initial instruction was to make it red, we explain the reasons to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s advisors and they go back to inform him. But if we explain the same to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisors, they tell us to go back and paint it red, in line with the initial instruction. And in the end the wall is painted red.”

Comment(s) 5/10/2016

Racing against both time and Erdoğan on visa free travel

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The European Commission has proposed to lift visa requirements for Turkish citizens, arguing that in view of the fast progress currently on show, Turkey could fulfil all necessary criteria by the end of June

Comment(s) 5/5/2016

A few brave men... and women locked on EU target

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When I tried to organize a workshop on EU-Turkey relations a few years ago, I was criticized by my colleagues, an academic working in southern Antalya’s Akdeniz (Mediterranean) University told me recently

Comment(s) 4/28/2016

EXPO 2016 Antalya should be a sustainable project model

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When we invited more than 200 journalists from at least three dozen countries to the eastern province of Erzurum in 2012 for the yearly meeting of the Ski Club of International Journalists (SCIJ), I was a bit concerned about whether our colleagues would truly enjoy skiing in Turkey

Comment(s) 4/26/2016

Böhmermann case is the smallest of Merkel’s sins

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the target of criticism for her policies in regards to tackling the refugee crisis

Comment(s) 4/21/2016

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