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Analyzing the referendum results from Central Anatolia

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

As we all digest the results of Turkey’s April 16 referendum approving a shift to an executive presidential system, let’s take a look at Central Anatolia, one of the strongholds of nationalist and conservative sentiment.

Comment(s) 4/26/2017

What happened with the Kurdish votes?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

An important debate following the referendum has focused on the shift of the Kurdish votes in the southeast

Comment(s) 4/20/2017

The most interesting coalition in Turkey's political history

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Let’s approach the referendum results from a simple mathematical perspective

Comment(s) 4/19/2017

Is our fellow colleague in jail for tweets?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

When I took a quick look at the indictment prepared for the executives of daily Cumhuriyet and the Cumhuriyet Foundation, one of the strange aspects among many that drew my attention was the focus on the intense communication traffic between journalist Kadri Gürsel and the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)

Comment(s) 4/12/2017

Questions getting in the way of Turkey

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The latest report on the U.K.’s relations with Turkey by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee shows important clues on the new theme developing in the West about the role of the Gülen community in the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Comment(s) 3/30/2017

Many headaches at Istanbul’s Galataport demolition

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Weeks ago in this column I questioned the demolition of Istanbul’s Karaköy Passenger Lounge, a building that was supposed to be under first degree protection. Scrutinizing the Passenger Lounge and the historic adjacent post office building, I asked how the Istanbul Conservation Board could have allowed this.

Comment(s) 3/29/2017

Is Adil Öksüz an alien according to German intelligence?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The head of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND - Bundesnachrichtendienst), Bruno Kahl, spoke to Der Spiegel magazine, stating that the Gülen community was not behind the July 15 coup attempt.

Comment(s) 3/22/2017

Dark clouds gathering on European front

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Yet another clash has erupted between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and Europe, this time regarding the Venice Commission’s highly critical report on the constitutional amendments to be voted on in the April 16 referendum

Comment(s) 3/17/2017

How did Holland fall below its league?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

One significant difficulty facing us while evaluating the situation that emerged last weekend in the Netherlands is that no such incident has ever occurred in recent history.

Comment(s) 3/15/2017

Would you pull a gun on pro-coup soldiers or try to persuade them?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

How would an army commander respond to subordinate soldiers who are attempting a coup and have come to his door in the middle of the night, asking: “A coup d’état has taken place. You will remain on duty. Join us”?

Comment(s) 3/13/2017

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