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MUSTAFA AKYOL

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After our worst year ever

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Before writing this piece, I looked back at my archives and checked what I had written in the final days of 2014 and 2015.

Comment(s) 12/31/2016

Remembering the ‘treason’ of Mehmet Akif

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Yesterday, Dec. 27, was the anniversary of the loss of a prominent figure in Turkish history: Mehmet Akif Ersoy, the poet who wrote the national anthem.

Comment(s) 12/28/2016

Muslims, Jews and Christmas trees

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

If you happen to be a Christian from the Western side of world, this weekend you might be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In that case, let me begin this column with a wholehearted wish: Merry Christmas! I hope this holy day will be a great time for your family, and bring you all the blessings one could hope for.

Comment(s) 12/24/2016

Thoughts on the murder of the Russian ambassador

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was first and foremost a human tragedy.

Comment(s) 12/21/2016

Terror in Istanbul, once again

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Last Saturday night I was at a movie theater with my wife, watching a not-so-pleasant film. In the middle of it, things got a bit more unpleasant, as people around us began looking at their cell phones and talking to each other with signs of panic.

Comment(s) 12/14/2016

Liberal dreams versus the human reality

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Since my late 20s I have defined myself, politically speaking, as a classical liberal.

Comment(s) 12/10/2016

Jewish issues, Muslim issues

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

I recently had a chance to visit Jerusalem to attend the Second Global Forum of the National Library of Israel.

Comment(s) 12/7/2016

My response to the Cuban ambassador

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

In the wake of my previous piece in this column, “Why the Turkish left hates Erdoğan but loves Castro,” the Cuban Ambassador to Turkey, Mr. González Casals, wrote an open letter to me and various other journalists.

Comment(s) 12/3/2016

Why the Turkish left hates Erdoğan but loves Castro

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

The passing of Fidel Castro was big news in Turkey as in much of the world. What was interesting was the unreserved adoration the Turkish left expressed for the late Cuban dictator.

Comment(s) 11/30/2016

The road from Brussels to Shanghai

MUSTAFA AKYOL writes:

Turkey’s decades-long relationship with the European Union is now in state of coma. The European Parliament voted the other day in favor of “freezing” the relationship, while Ankara responded in a “we-don’t-give-a-damn” sort of mood. The vote is not legally binding, and it will be up to the European Council, consisting of the leaders of the member states, to decide on Turkey’s future next month.

Comment(s) 11/26/2016

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