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YUSUF KANLI

yusuf.kanli@hurriyet.com.tr

Equality matters to Cypriots

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Some 177,000 Turkish Cypriots went to the polling booths April 19 to vote to elect a president that would lead the tiny Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in talks with Greek Cypriots, expected to resume next month, to achieve a federal resolution

Comment(s) 4/20/2015

Game of thrones

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It was great to listen to the lectures on the “new Turkey” and “advanced democracy” from the prime minister.

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

Cats off the streets…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Is there anything abnormal in the head of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) telling newspeople that all cats had been collected and none were left on the streets?

Comment(s) 4/15/2015

Stepping back not possible

YUSUF KANLI writes:

In the “Kurdish opening” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government something rather odd has been happening lately.

Comment(s) 4/13/2015

Hopes build for an early move on Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Optimism is building for a quick resumption of the stalled Cyprus negotiations.

Comment(s) 4/10/2015

Mentality problem

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkish media has had an acute problem all along, like the media of any other country: To be the first to report a development with as much detail as possible.

Comment(s) 4/8/2015

Draconian laws of an advanced democracy

YUSUF KANLI writes:

For weeks the Turkish opposition parties tried to resist and obstruct the security package from becoming law, but the government used the Oct. 6-7 Kobane unrest across the country to press ahead and legislated it.

Comment(s) 4/6/2015

Walking on high heels is difficult

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It ought to require “skills of advanced governance” to achieve what Turkey lived through in 24 hours this week.

Comment(s) 4/3/2015

Political resolution a must for Syria

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Can it be possible to end the Syrian quagmire through some sort of a proxy war against a ruthless dictator by a coalition of not-so-clean democratic performance or an imperialist, hegemonic “coalition of the willing” aspiring

Comment(s) 4/1/2015

Syria to Yemen

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Could there be that much of a difference between how developments of this 'Greater Middle Eastern Area' are perceived in Ankara, Cairo or Kuwait?

Comment(s) 3/30/2015

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