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YUSUF KANLI

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Schism in the AKP?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Some very important people, in an unaccustomed manner for those in the AKP flank, have started expressing their discomfort either by making statements, through electronic messages on social media or just by reappearing in public after months of seclusion

Comment(s) 2/12/2016

Biden receives assurances on energy security around Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The details of discussions U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had during his Jan. 23 visit to Turkey with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other top Turkish executives, as well as his talks with the Israeli and Greek Cypriot leaders, keep emerging

Comment(s) 2/10/2016

Boots on the ground

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Russian officials and Russian news outlets have started making a very serious claim that Turkey was preparing a land operation in Syria

Comment(s) 2/8/2016

Cyprus deal: Not now or never?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The four-page document that Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades gave to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting at Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum underlined once again how delusional it might be to expect a quick Cyprus fix

Comment(s) 2/5/2016

Is the AKP cauldron on fire?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Anyone who over the past two decades has gotten to know Bülent Arınç, a former number two of the AKP and one of party’s four founders, would agree that he has always been a well-versed provocateur…

Comment(s) 2/3/2016

Individual rights or communal rights

YUSUF KANLI writes:

A process of intentional deception is underway

Comment(s) 2/1/2016

Reinstituting death penalty but for whom?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey’s “high society” of beauty parlor blondes was shocked over reports in social media that a 19-year-old female university student was raped in the backyard of a Bağdad Caddesi apartment by a “married man with two kids”

Comment(s) 1/29/2016

Turkey’s bitter failure in Syria

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Was travelling “a few hours” to the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, performing Friday prayers there and emerging out as a sort of a neo-caliph of a neo-Ottoman state an often cited dream of Turkey’s ultimate policy?

Comment(s) 1/27/2016

Welcome to Nikos and Andros…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Many people were puzzled when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu separately met in Istanbul with Andreas Kyprianou, the secretary-general of the Greek Cypriot Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL)

Comment(s) 1/25/2016

Trilateral meeting for Cyprus, finally...

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Who managed to convince the Greek Cypriot leadership to drop its intransigence and agree to meet with the Turkish Cypriot leader in the presence of the U.N. secretary-general?

Comment(s) 1/22/2016

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