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YUSUF KANLI

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The nation’s difficult election

YUSUF KANLI writes:

There are some serious claims regarding probable election fraud. Most of these claims cannot be substantiated with any reasonable explanation. Some of them, however, are verified with numerous, indeed, massive first-hand complaints

Comment(s) 5/25/2015

The paradox of ‘white’ Turks

YUSUF KANLI writes:

In this predominantly Muslim country, whenever there has been a serious challenge to the “white” Turks’ secular democratic governance anchored to the West, the threat was defused through an anti-democratic intervention in politics by Turkey’s strong military.

Comment(s) 5/22/2015

Insane politics

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Should the Turkish president have any fear that his future might be similar to that of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi?

Comment(s) 5/20/2015

One-way road: Cyprus talks

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Hopes are building on the island, as well as in the international arena, that within a few months, a Cyprus deal or a preliminary framework accord might finally be reached

Comment(s) 5/18/2015

Hostage democrats of Ankara…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Once upon a time, there was a famous saying: There are judges in Turkey. Is it still valid?

Comment(s) 5/15/2015

…and the show goes on in Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Mustafa Akıncı and Nikos Anastasiades, the leaders of the two communities of the divided Cyprus wined and dined at an occasion hosted by Espen Barth Eide, the special envoy of the UN secretary-general, and agreed to kick off the Cyprus talks

Comment(s) 5/13/2015

Is the AKP finally losing?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Will the June 7 elections be the first electoral defeat of the tall, bald and bold man yelling at everyone?

Comment(s) 5/11/2015

Seeking a magician in Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

On his maiden trip abroad, newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı and his Turkish counterpart and host Recep Tayyip Erdoğan left behind the “motherland” and “kinderland” squabble and declared jointly it was now time to concentrate on fast-tracking the Cyprus talks and finding a resolution in 2015.

Comment(s) 5/8/2015

Turkish pathological democracy

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The nature of Turkey’s democracy is a matter for Turkish citizens to decide, whether it’s a presidential system or a strong parliamentary system

Comment(s) 5/6/2015

Why the choice for negotiator in Cyprus was a right one

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Some people are unhappy with the “negotiator” pick of new Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı

Comment(s) 5/4/2015

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