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Beware of new provocations

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A group gathered and demonstrated in front of the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district late on July 20 to protest the Israeli government’s recent move to place metal detectors at the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Comment(s) 7/22/2017

Crisis with Germany worsens Turkey’s diplomacy outlook

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey and Germany are experiencing perhaps the worst crisis in their deep relations in modern times

Comment(s) 7/21/2017

The cabinet reshuffle is more cosmetic than important

MURAT YETKİN writes:

A cabinet reshuffle has been discussed since before the April 16 constitutional referendum, which consolidated all executive powers in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s hands

Comment(s) 7/20/2017

Who told PM that it was a coup, if not the intelligence?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The first anniversary of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt is over but there are still unanswered questions about it, which makes it more difficult to understand what actually happened that night and how the Gülenists, who are accused of plotting the coup, managed to stage it

Comment(s) 7/19/2017

Face-to-face with your coup raider

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It was the second time in my life I saw his face. The first time was one year and one day ago, on the night of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, when he was heading a military team that raided the headquarters of Hürriyet and CNN Türk, as part of a raid on Doğan Media Center, in Istanbul at about 03:00 a.m. on July 16.

Comment(s) 7/18/2017

AKP’s problematic relations with Gülen

MURAT YETKİN writes:

I strongly recommend you read Barçın Yinanç’s interview with Mahir Ünal, the deputy chairman and spokesman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), in today’s Hürriyet Daily News.

Comment(s) 7/17/2017

Dust has not settled a year after the coup attempt

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The dust has not settled in Turkey a year after the military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, which was defeated by the resistance of the government, parliament, the people and a loyal majority within the military. The attempted takeover has shaken the country deeply.

Comment(s) 7/15/2017

Class of ‘94: Rise of Gülenists in the Turkish army

MURAT YETKİN writes:

We carry the same name: Brigadier Gen. Murat Yetkin used to be the commander of the 9th Commando Brigade in Sarıkamış, in the northeastern border province of Kars, until the military coup attempt of July 15-16, 2016.

Comment(s) 7/14/2017

The moment the coup attempt started to foil

MURAT YETKİN writes:

As Turkey is heading toward the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016, military coup attempt, new details about the plot and how it started to fall apart are emerging.

Comment(s) 7/13/2017

Towards an Erdoğan-Bahçeli partnership

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The Turkish Parliament’s Constitution Commission is scheduled to start debating a draft to change parliament’s internal law on July 18

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

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