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YUSUF KANLI

yusuf.kanli@hurriyet.com.tr

Hurrah: Partly free again

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey must be celebrating, God knows with how many days of festivities. Alms should be distributed to the obedient subjects of the absolute ruler, the new tenant of the new imperial palace.

Comment(s) 1/30/2015

A Turkish Syriza cannot even be a bad joke

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Lunacy appears to be contagious. Seeing the Syriza victory in nearby Greece, Turkey’s leftists and nationalists started talking about the possibility of attaining a similar success in the Turkish elections against the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Comment(s) 1/28/2015

Total pullout

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Despite threats that investing in Greek Cypriot oil and gas plans might result in Turkey blacklisting it in Turkish tenders, French oil giant Total bid and won tenders to explore for gas in blocs 10 and 11 of the Economic Exclusive Zone of Cyprus, disputed by Turkish Cypriots and Turkey.

Comment(s) 1/26/2015

Innocent as the white of milk

YUSUF KANLI writes:

When praising someone in Anatolia, it is often said “He drank ‘halal’ milk” or “He deserved all praise, whatever he did should be ‘halal’ to him like his mother’s milk.”

Comment(s) 1/23/2015

Incredible revelations

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It is unbelievable. The president of the country is speaking and sending everyone into shock. Can elements within the state plot against the state, plant bombs with the state’s armored cars and murder people in cold blood?

Comment(s) 1/21/2015

Freedom of provocateur

YUSUF KANLI writes:

In the wake of the attack and blatant en masse murder of journalists and a security guard at the office of the French satirical magazine Charles Hebdo, Turkey’s prime minister jumping on a plane

Comment(s) 1/19/2015

Time for UN envoy to wake up to Cypriot games

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Over the past more-than-half-a-century of the history of Cyprus peacemaking, Greek Cypriots have been applying a rather intriguing tactic: Never accept anything, but pretend to.

Comment(s) 1/16/2015

Win-win or lose-lose

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey is fast becoming an elected autocracy; very much conservative, Sunni Islamist and expansionist.

Comment(s) 1/14/2015

Should not we also say 'Je suis Ahmed'?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Perhaps the world has never been so close to a threat of the clash of civilizations since the time of the Crusades.

Comment(s) 1/12/2015

Cyprus skidding

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Irrespective whether Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades would like to accept it or not the offshore hydrocarbon riches of the eastern Mediterranean island “is linked with the peace talks and cannot be delinked.”

Comment(s) 1/9/2015

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