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Qualifications should be more important than loyalty

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently justified the reason for tying of the the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) to the presidency as follows: “If the head of the intelligence agency isn’t directly under the head of the state then the state loses its ability to act. We can only take the right steps if intelligence comes to me when and how I want it to come to me.”

Comment(s) 8/31/2017

Founding Turkey’s ‘new state,’ ignoring the constitution

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

The recent statement of a former high-level member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), in which he said “a new state is being constructed to replace the Turkish Republic,” drew widespread condemnation. But the man was only speaking the truth.

Comment(s) 8/30/2017

Has the oath for lawmakers changed?

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

Merve Kavakçı was denaturalized from Turkish citizenship on account of the fact that she became an American citizen without receiving permission.

Comment(s) 8/28/2017

A constitutional state does not ‘choke’ people

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

The Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak spoke at a meeting on the topic of “Turkey’s educated man power in accordance with the vision of 2013.”

Comment(s) 8/24/2017

Fox-type Gülenist officer

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

One of the things that drew my attention the most during the proceedings following last year’s failed coup attempt was the “denialist” attitude of the officers on trial over charges of involvement in the coup attempt.

Comment(s) 8/16/2017

Former top Gülenist is a witness in Cumhuriyet case

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

Hüseyin Gülerce is a witness of the case against journalists working for the daily Cumhuriyet.

Comment(s) 7/31/2017

Nothing is a surprise in Turkey anymore

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

“I would not be astonished again at anything after having seen that.”

Comment(s) 7/15/2017

Justice Minister should worry about Turkey, not the US

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ recently claimed that members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) living in the United States are taking Christian names and trying to infiltrate into religious groups there

Comment(s) 7/5/2017

Syrians back to Syria for holidays

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

There was a photograph on the front page of daily Posta the other day. The paper enlarged the photograph spreading it to nine columns as it deserved; it was taken at Turkey’s Syrian border post Öncüpınar in Kilis.

Comment(s) 6/16/2017

Who is the ‘common enemy?’

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ writes:

Two agreements on the establishment of a military base in Qatar and the training of the Qatari gendarmerie by Turkey have been moved forward on the agenda of the general assembly in parliament.

Comment(s) 6/10/2017

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