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YUSUF KANLI

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The king is naked…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Irrespective whether one approves or disapproves the Kurdish opening of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), it was a fact everyone with some awareness of reality might testify, that since 2012, particularly since the March 2013 declaration of “unilateral ceasefire” by the separatist gang, terrorism-related bloodshed had come to a halt

Comment(s) 8/3/2015

AKP flirting with CHP, to marry MHP

YUSUF KANLI writes:

As is said, “actions speak louder than words.” Ruling Justice and development Party (AKP) has been in coalition talks with the Republican People’s Party (CHP).

Comment(s) 7/31/2015

Back to a military option, for what?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It might appear lunacy to claim the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its mastermind, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, are pulling the country into a calamity in hopes of fomenting nationalism and sweeping back to a sufficient electoral majority to form a single party government.

Comment(s) 7/29/2015

Cyprus talks continue in unaccustomed fashion

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Defying all skeptics, pulling down old taboos one after the other and with an unaccustomed absence of leaks and public mudslinging, the Cyprus talks appear to be gearing up to yet another twin referenda in March-April 2016

Comment(s) 7/27/2015

‘Our songs under moonlight’

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Perhaps time has come to try to convince the two peoples of Cyprus that what the two leaders and negotiating teams have been discussing “discreetly” for the past few months might culminate in the establishment soon of a United Federal Cyprus

Comment(s) 7/24/2015

Suruç is yet another alarm bell

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Scores of innocent people who volunteered to help the innocent victims of an inhumane war were blatantly murdered at Suruç, sending shock waves across the nation

Comment(s) 7/22/2015

Absence of a credible Kurdish political party

YUSUF KANLI writes:

A chieftain of the separatist gang has announced that they have unilaterally given up the ceasefire that they had unilaterally declared in 2013

Comment(s) 7/20/2015

The CHP’s coalition with the AKP, difficult but a must

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Will there be a government soon? Most likely not. Bets on November repeat polls have opened in Ankara already but will that indeed be the case?

Comment(s) 7/17/2015

Grexit: Greece must decide

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It is difficult to understand why there is so much jubilation in Cuba or among Turkey’s romantic socialists over the Greek “oxi” (no) vote and the subsequent developments in Greece.

Comment(s) 7/13/2015

Bringing down threshold to consolidate democracy

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It is no secret and probably even shepherds grazing their sheep on the hills of southeastern Turkey or workers harvesting tea at a Black Sea farm are well aware that Turkey’s main political problem handicapping that progression of democracy stems from two basic laws: the law on elections and the law on political parties.

Comment(s) 7/10/2015

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