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CİHAN ÇELİK

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Defenseless Turkey in Syrian 'local' war

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

There has long been a “belief” that Turkey has been heavily involved in the ongoing civil war in Syria by helping anti-regime rebels in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad.

Comment(s) 3/29/2014

With fears of an end, Turkish PM takes blunter steps

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

The embattled prime minister of Turkey fears, and eventually will admit, that his over a decade-long era is nearing its end

Comment(s) 3/22/2014

Extraditing Gülen: A smart move for the PM?

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

By putting an old but influential figure on trial, the AKP government might create a 'new hero,' who would become more powerful and dangerous for its rule

Comment(s) 3/8/2014

The myths of Gezi and the Turkish PM’s failed ‘inceptions’

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

Desperately fighting back against the anti-government protests engulfing Turkey, the Turkish prime minister was going to great lengths in his smear campaign against the Gezi protesters

Comment(s) 2/22/2014

US, Turkey realize al-Qaeda threat in Syria – a bit late

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

The diplomatic solution to the ongoing Syrian civil war made baby steps last week while the government and opposition have at least managed to hold face-to-face talks

Comment(s) 2/1/2014

Syrian Kurds and their fragile autonomy move

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

The talks between the Syrian opposition and the government tilted toward an unsurprising end of collapse while the two sides cannot even stand each other in a same room

Comment(s) 1/25/2014

Regional aspects of Turkey’s paralyzing corruption case

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

Turkey’s now-frozen corruption scandal has not been sending tremors only to the country’s deeply divided political spectrum, but also has been paralyzing its judiciary system entirely

Comment(s) 1/4/2014

The end of 'unshakable' AKP myth

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

For the last couple of days, the codes and rules, which have been turned upside-down by Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), have become hard to keep up with since the AKP was forced to fight a self-created “monster.”

Comment(s) 12/28/2013

AKP-Hizmet fight risks turning into witch-hunt

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

A fierce battle has started. In the red corner, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) that has been ruling the country with the main vow of ending corruption and bringing a “clean” political start

9 Comment(s) 12/21/2013

A new kind of journalism or who used chemicals in Syria?

CİHAN ÇELİK writes:

It has been a never-ending debate as to who used chemical gas on civilians in Syria.

6 Comment(s) 12/14/2013

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