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EMRE KIZILKAYA

ekizilkaya@hurriyet.com.tr

Putin’s heyday

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

Whether you call it good luck or a great strategy, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is enjoying his heyday in international politics these days: Thanks to the peculiarities of Western democracies and their political systems, Putin has managed to grow his influence quickly in a number of countries including the United States, reasserting Moscow’s power on its periphery and sowing discord among his adversaries.

Comment(s) 11/15/2016

Facebook can be greater by becoming more journalistic

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

In the Social Good Summit organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Istanbul on Sept. 29, we spoke to Head of Public Policy, Facebook in Turkey, Nilay Erdem, on the topic, “Facebook for Good: Is it only a toy?”

Comment(s) 10/11/2016

10 amazing facts about Turkey’s failed coup attempt

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

Many things have been said about the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, but a number of remarkable smaller details have gone unnoticed, although they are equally amazing

Comment(s) 7/27/2016

Surprises from Turkish parties provide hint for elections

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

Political parties in Turkey have announced their MP candidates for the crucial Nov. 1 election, providing a number of hints for observers who are wondering whether the outcome will be dramatically different than the June 7 polls.

Comment(s) 9/21/2015

5 reasons why PKK attacks are deadlier now

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

Why has terrorism in Turkey been claiming more lives recently? Is it because a strong government is not running the country anymore, as advocated by the AKP? Or is it because the AKP actually caused this crisis with its policies?

Comment(s) 9/17/2015

Is Turkey’s Erdoğan ‘deceived’ again?

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

Two weeks after complaining of 'mistakes in Turkey's foreign policy' in a behind-closed-doors meeting, President Erdoğan says Syria's al-Assad could take part in a 'transition process.' AKP insiders have been expecting such a shift, which may be bad news for PM Davutoğlu.

Comment(s) 9/25/2015

Did trolls play a role in demotion of AKP strongman?

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

The deputy chair in charge of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) organization has been ousted surprisingly, leading to questions in my mind about whether the party’s controversial social media strategy played a role in his demise.

Comment(s) 9/15/2015

‘Ottoman Hearths’ accused in attacks targeting parties, media

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

With its logo resembling the symbol of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its devotion to President Erdoğan, a new youth organization stands accused of attacking political party headquarters and media buildings in Turkey

Comment(s) 9/12/2015

The most interesting minister in Turkey’s new government

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

He has just started as Turkey’s new culture minister, but he has already declared war on foreign media and concert pianists who allow their audiences to drink wine and sit on cushions on the floor

Comment(s) 9/7/2015

How did the Ottomans really enter WWI?

EMRE KIZILKAYA writes:

Exactly 101 years ago, a series of breath-taking developments in European and Turkish seas put the Ottoman Empire into a war that would destroy it. Recently revealed documents correct some misconceptions about how the Turks entered World War I

Comment(s) 8/10/2015

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