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YUSUF KANLI

yusuf.kanli@hurriyet.com.tr

‘Structured talks’ in Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Many people have lost faith in the Cyprus negotiations, considering that no substantial progress was achieved since they were “reincarnated” last February.

Comment(s) 9/19/2014

Just for PR

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey’s active participation in any Western war on Islamist terrorism, be it related to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qaeda or any other heinous gang using Islam to advance their evil propaganda, is of great importance. Why?

Comment(s) 9/17/2014

Uneasy allies

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Believe it or not Turkey and the US have agreed during Secretary of State John Kerry’s one-day trip to Ankara that they will cooperate in the fight against terrorism. What will the two countries do?

Comment(s) 9/15/2014

In the West we trust...

YUSUF KANLI writes:

There appears to be a sharp turn in Turkey back toward the West. While just the other day support for Turkey’s membership in the European Union was negligible, the majority of Turks now support EU admission.

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

The smarmy media

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It appears that describing the pro-government media with the modest “allegiant media” description will not suffice, and we will soon have to move on to a more saddening “smarmy media” description.

Comment(s) 9/10/2014

Extradition

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Expecting allies and friends not to allow each other’s anti-government personalities on their territory should not be mixed with judicial cooperation between countries.

Comment(s) 9/8/2014

To forgive and to compromise

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Commenting about George Vassiliou, the late Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktaş said he was no different than other Greek Cypriot leaders; the only difference might have been his ability to make the nastiest remarks with a smiling face.

Comment(s) 9/5/2014

Is there a window of opportunity for Cyprus?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

'It is difficult to understand Greek Cypriot mentality,' Turks and other people complaining of Greeks often say. Wrong

Comment(s) 9/3/2014

The war is not just in Ukraine

YUSUF KANLI writes:

All throughout this summer, Russia was in Ukraine with its weapons, ammunition and direct support for the Ukrainian rebels, now it appears that it is there also with its troops, tanks and aerial combat capabilities

Comment(s) 9/1/2014

Crows and democracy

YUSUF KANLI writes:

What is successful, what is not? Someone successful for one might be a total loser for another.

Comment(s) 8/29/2014

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