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Precious loneliness

YUSUF KANLI writes:

When in August 2013, in his capacity as chief foreign policy advisor to then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, today’s Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın tweeted: “It is wrong to claim ‘Turkey has been left alone in the Middle East.’

Comment(s) 4/28/2017

A new methodology for Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has apparently woken up from wild dreams that there could be a Cyprus resolution within few months or within a year or two “unless the methodology of the talks changed.”

Comment(s) 4/26/2017

Zero problems...

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Does anyone remember the “zero problems with neighbors” slogan of the Ahmet Davutoğlu prime ministry in Turkey?

Comment(s) 4/24/2017

The ‘No’ vote

YUSUF KANLI writes:

In pro-government and allegiant media many pundits have been exploring the reasons behind the 48.6 percent “No” vote.

Comment(s) 4/21/2017

Polarized Turkey

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It is so interesting to see how naive some Western leaders can be.

Comment(s) 4/19/2017

Nothing has changed...

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The much discussed referendum has become history. As expected, the “yes” vote aimed at ushering Turkey into a super-presidential system with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emerged victorious by a razor-thin majority.

Comment(s) 4/17/2017

Referendum may not end anything

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Will Sunday’s referendum in Turkey on switching from its problematic parliamentary governance to an presidential system - with almost no checks and balances - provide Turkey its long sought stability, reliance and fast growth?

Comment(s) 4/14/2017

Crucial days in Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

With the question “When will they collapse this time?” occupying minds, the Cyprus negotiations left behind yet another crisis and resumed on April 11. In Turkey, meanwhile, only five days were left before a crucial vote that may be of existential importance for the future of the country

Comment(s) 4/12/2017

Premeditated deception

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Before it was converted into a propaganda outlet of the presidency and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) was a state-run news broadcaster

Comment(s) 4/10/2017

Countdown to the referendum

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The countdown has started. Can the country go down a one-man rule - however it might be described - or will the nation, despite the massive and official pro-“Yes” campaign, say it will not succumb to it and agree on giving up parliamentary democracy despite all its deficiencies?

Comment(s) 4/7/2017

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