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The leadership of Germany’s Merkel is becoming crucial for Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Germany’s Angela Merkel was never a big European visionary strategist. She never aspired to be one.

Comment(s) 5/30/2017

The return of Ergenekon as ultranationalists replace FETÖ

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power, the result took even its leadership by surprise. AKP leaders did not have the cadres to rule the country, as they were rather anti-establishment; they joined hands with the Gülenists

Comment(s) 5/25/2017

President Erdoğan and his new team

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

The Foreign Ministry’s seasoned diplomats did warn the government prior to the U.S. presidential elections that a possible Trump administration did not promise a rose garden. But some of the advisers and some with access to the presidential palace argued otherwise. They were extremely enthusiastic about the prospects of a White House with Donald Trump.

Comment(s) 5/23/2017

Erdoğan-Trump agenda limited just to three issues

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“Abdullah, we seem to have the same agenda,” said Condi.

Comment(s) 5/16/2017

New momentum in Turkish-Indian ties

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

India is a country which is among the fastest growing countries in the world. The IMF and the World Bank forecast more than 7 percent annual growth for the next few years. With a population of 1.3 billion, which is set to pass China by 2050, it is a country that has gone to space and is a rising naval power with a nuclear submarine.

Comment(s) 5/11/2017

Turkey will realize it ‘cannot be a free rider outside the EU’

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

It is no secret that Turkey is very - and rather positively - intrigued by Brexit. There is nothing surprising about this, as it is no longer a secret that the Turkish government wants an “a la carte relationship” with the EU.

Comment(s) 5/9/2017

What European journalists could do for their colleagues in Turkey

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“The biggest surprise proved to be the [Justice and Development Party] AKP representative,” wrote the Hürriyet Daily News’ Nazlan Ertan after the recent referendum, talking about her experience as a ballot box observer in İzmir.

Comment(s) 5/4/2017

EU says Turkey is bigger than President Erdoğan

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

“So what happened with the European Union?” a friend of mine asked in a Facebook post. She is a scholar who specializes in Turkey–EU relations. “If you don’t understand, it’s only natural for us not to understand,” replied some of her friends

Comment(s) 5/2/2017

‘AK trolls’ were detrimental to the ‘Yes’ camp

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

I recently wrote an article about the sophisticated propaganda machine of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Comment(s) 4/27/2017

Unlevel playing field worked in favor of no camp, says pollster

BARÇIN YİNANÇ writes:

Faruk Acar is at the head of the ANDY –AR polling company, which has had some of the closest estimates of the succesive elections. As someone who took part in the yes campaign, he has direct access to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Comment(s) 4/25/2017

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