Writings by Burak Bekdil  (View Biography)

Title Date
Why Erdoğan Wants a UN Seat for Muslims2023/11/14
Jihad on Israel: Where Does Turkey Stand? - Part II2023/10/13
Jihad on Israel: Where Does Turkey Stand?2023/10/10
Putin's Man in Ankara: Erdoğan2023/10/04
Turkey: An Air Force Without Wings2023/09/22
Erdoğan: Willing Hostage to Putin's Anti-West Doctrine2023/09/07
Erdoğan's Most Eminent Men: Turkey's New Spymasters2023/07/21
Is Erdoğan Hoping to Bring 84 Million Turks into Europe?2023/07/14
Brace for Another Tumultuous Five Years with Erdoğan2023/05/31
How The West Sanctions Enemies: Floods Them with Rewards2023/05/24
Turkey's Elections: Nationalist Identity Politics Wins Out Over Misery2023/05/23
Turkey's Hizbullah Terrorists: Erdoğan's New Ally2023/05/09
Turkey: A Belated Farewell to Erdoğan?2023/03/30
Disasters in Turkey2023/03/24
Turkey: Islamist Sex with Children Is Fine; Condemning It Is an Offense2023/03/02
Earthquake Unveils Turkey's Many Ugly Faces2023/02/24
Erdoğan's Turkey: NATO's Trojan Horse Moment2023/02/03
Turkey's Elections Are Not Just Turkey's2023/01/26
Turkey: Putin's Open Door for Harming Western Interests2023/01/20
Turkish 'Progress': Six-Year-Old Girl Married by Her Sheik Father2022/12/30
Erdogan's Syrian Gambit2022/12/28
Turkey and Israel: 'On' Again, Only to Be 'Off' Again2022/12/08
The Russian-Turkish Bond to Harm the West2022/11/18
A Cold Winter for Europe: Blame Strategic Blindness2022/11/12
Turkey: 243 Sleepless Nights for Erdoğan2022/11/01
Turkey: A NATO Ally?2022/10/28
The Putin Pawns in the NATO Alliance? How the West Emboldens Erdoğan's Aggression2022/10/25
'Europe Should Be Grateful to Erdoğan'2022/09/23
Turkey and Israel: Dating with Hate2022/09/21
Turkey: What Is the Real Terrorist Threat?2022/09/05
Congress Holds the Key to the Balance of Airpower between Turkey and Greece2022/08/25
NATO Family Picture in Madrid: This Will Not Be Erdoğan's Last Blackmail2022/07/07
Turkey: Erdoğan Fishing for Trouble in the Aegean Sea - Again2022/07/05
NATO Should NOT Pay Ransom to Turkey; Instead, Should Amend Rules to Expel It2022/06/05
How The Biden Administration Is Getting Erdoğan's Moves All Wrong2022/05/26
Why Erdoğan's NATO Blackmail Is Subversion2022/05/18
Turkey: NATO's Pro-Putin Ally2022/05/04
Turkey: Beware of Islamists Bearing Gifts2022/04/10
Iran's Long Arm in Turkey, Turkey's Fake "Peace"2022/03/20
Erdoğan, in Trouble at Home, Fishing for Trouble in the Aegean2022/03/05
Biden's Political Myopia Endangering Europe: Allow the EastMed Pipeline2022/02/28
Why Is Democratic Biden Rescuing Autocratic Erdoğan at the Expense of U.S. Allies?2022/02/24
Istanbul's Mayor: Erdoğan's Worst Nightmare2022/01/29
Erdoğan's Neo-Ottoman Ambitions Turning Eastward2022/01/28
Turkey: Erdoğan's Hoax Charm Offensive2022/01/27
Poverty, Economic Turmoil Shaking Erdoğan's Throne2021/12/14
Biden's Two-Faced Agenda on Turkey2021/12/03
Erdoğan's Quest for a New Sharia-Based Alliance2021/11/12
Turkey: Drifting Further into Russian Orbit2021/11/09
Greek-U.S.-French Pact Is a Deterrent to Turkish Aggression2021/10/29
Turkey: NATO's Pro-Russian, Taliban-Friendly Ally2021/09/24
Erdogan's Plans for the Future of Afghanistan: China, Russia and Terrorists2021/09/06
Turkey: How the Sultan's Ivy League School Axed a Professor2021/08/24
From Biden to the Taliban with Love2021/08/17
Turkey and the West: Drifting Further Apart2021/08/06
How Erdoğan's Miscalculation Crippled Turkey's Aerial Firepower2021/07/05
A Mobster and Turkey's Arms Shipments to Jihadis2021/07/03
Turkey's Collateral Damage: Its Jews2021/05/29
The "We-Must-Hate-Israel" Season Re-Opens in Turkey2021/05/19
Turkey: How Erdogan's Pledge for Reform Collapsed in Five Months2021/04/29
Turkey: Erdoğan's Biggest Political Rival2021/04/21
What Makes Erdogan Tick?2021/04/11
Biden Needs to Handle the Turkey Dossier with Utmost Care2021/03/17
Turkey: Erdoğan's War on Peace2021/03/11
Erdoğan's War Against Freedom on Campus2021/02/23
Turkish Reforms: From Imperial Repression to Thuggish State2021/02/11
Turkey and Greece: Still More Peace Talks2021/01/27
Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization2021/01/06
Turkey: From Europe With Love2020/12/26
Turkey: Islamist Justice at Its Best2020/12/09
Turkey: Legitimizing Extremist Violence2020/12/08
Erdoğan's New Charm Offensive: Bogus Democratic Reforms2020/12/05
Erdoğan's Jihad on "Infidel Europe"2020/11/07
Turkey: The Dark Side of Religious Sects2020/10/20
A Fifth War Won't Do Turkey Any Good2020/10/05
Turkey: Erdoğan's Soft Spot for Hamas2020/09/23
Will Gas Discovery Change Turkey's Political Course?2020/09/03
Erdoğan Needs New Enemies2020/08/22
Turkey's Brain Drain: Why Youths See No Future There2020/08/01
Hagia Sophia and Turkey's Supremacism2020/07/14
Turkey: How Erdoğan's Migrant Blackmail Failed2020/07/10
Turkey: Erdoğan Wishes "Many More Happy Conquests"2020/06/20
Erdoğan's Libya Campaign: Another Neo-Ottoman Design2020/06/03
Turkish 'Justice': Free Mobsters, Keep Dissidents Locked Up2020/05/12
Death on a Hunger Strike Unmasks a Hate-Filled Turkey2020/05/05
Turkey: Erdoğan Is Getting Coronavirus Dancing to His Tune2020/04/23
Turkey: Erdoğan's Post-Corona, Existential Economic Challenge2020/04/15
Turkey: Violence against Women Continues to Escalate2020/03/24
Europe Must Not Fall Victim to Erdoğan's Blackmail2020/03/06
Are Turkish Cypriots Done with Ankara?2020/02/25
Greek Islanders Want Their Life Back2020/02/20
Turkey's 'Truthophobia'2020/01/27
Erdoğan's 'Make-Turkey-More-Islamic' Campaign Is a Failure2020/01/15
Turkey's Gunboat Gambit in the Mediterranean2019/12/30
Turkey: Stop 'Fantastical Fiction,' Free Osman Kavala!2019/12/23
Turkey's East-West Carpet Trading2019/12/19
Turkey's Open Secret: Fake Secularism2019/12/03
Turkey's New 'Bashibazouks': The Free Syrian Army2019/10/22
How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get?2019/10/14
Stalin Had Gulags, Turkey Has Courts2019/10/08
Next for Turkey? Nuclear Weapons!2019/09/18
Turkey Faces "Almost a Revolution in the Middle East"2019/09/10
Erdoğan's Elections: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose2019/09/02
Turkey Adopts Eurasianism2019/07/30
Erdoğan's American Gamble2019/07/19
Turkey: Out in the Cold2019/07/16
Istanbul: 'Everything Is Coming Up Roses'2019/06/24
Turkey's New Violent Political Culture2019/06/11
Erdoğan's Istanbul Nightmare2019/05/27
Poor Friendless Erdoğan2019/04/30
How Turkey's Democracy Went From Insanity to 'Beyond Insanity'2019/04/26
Turkey's Elections: What Do They Mean for Turkey and Erdoğan?2019/04/05
Israel-Bashing Season Re-Opens in Turkey2019/03/27
Turkey: Putin's Ally in NATO?2019/03/19
"Make Turkey Great Again" Collides with the U.S.2019/02/22
Has Turkish President Erdoğan Distanced Himself from the Muslim Brotherhood?2019/02/07
New Year, Same Old Turkey2019/01/27
Erdoğan Is Wrong on Syria. Turkey Cannot Get the Job Done.2019/01/15
Turkey and EU: Can this Marriage be Saved?2018/12/27
US Pullout from Syria: Who Will Fill the Vacuum?2018/12/26
The Great Turkish Brain Drain2018/12/19
Turkey and US: Conflict Contained, Not Resolved2018/11/20
Why Erdoğan's Charm Offensive Falls Flat2018/11/15
Why Do Middle Eastern Refugees Vandalize Christian Structures?2018/11/04
Turkey and Qatar: An Alliance Under the Saudi Sword2018/10/29
The 'Saudi Affair' in Istanbul Unveils Sunni vs Sunni Rivalry2018/10/24
Turkey: Erdoğan's International Juggling Circus2018/10/03
Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse2018/09/19
Trump's Fake Allies in the Gulf2018/08/24
Turkey's Neighborhood Bullies2018/08/12
Child Brides in Turkey2018/07/30
Erdoğan's Turkey: Unwanted in Arab Lands2018/07/23
Turkey's Election: Stockholm Syndrome at Its Worst2018/06/26
Turkey: Erdogan's "Holy War" Obsession2018/06/20
Turkey and Israel: From Loveless to Fracas2018/05/29
Turkey: Erdogan's Islamist "Family Engineering"2018/05/14
Turkey's Elections: But Who Counts the Votes?2018/05/09
Turkey: Erdoğan's World of Terrorists Includes Everyone but Terrorists2018/05/03
Let Turkish Scholars Speak: See What Islamism Is About2018/04/18
Erdogan's Unrequited Arab Love2018/03/18
Hamas: Turkey's Longtime Love2018/02/22
Erdogan's Turkey: Making Trouble Everywhere2018/02/13
Turkey: Targeting Kurds In Syria2018/01/25
Turkey, the Arab World Is Just Not That into You2018/01/14
Turkey Mania: "Jerusalem is Muslim"2017/12/19
Turkey: Laundering Billions for Iran2017/12/06
Erdogan: No Moderate Islam2017/12/04
Erdogan's Interesting New Top Mayors2017/11/28
Turkey and the U.S.: A Poisoned Alliance2017/10/30
Turkey: Let Them Die!2017/10/11
Victims of Turkey's Islamization: Women2017/08/31
Turkish Education: Jihad In, Evolution Out2017/08/17
Turkey: Erdogan's New Morality Police2017/08/02
Turkey: Erdogan's Obsession to Take Jerusalem2017/07/17
Violence against Women: Some Inconvenient Data for the Corrupt UN2017/06/28
Soft Sharia in Turkey2017/06/18
Turkey: Jail for Hunger Strike2017/06/05
Turkey: Erdogan's Goon Squad Comes to Washington2017/05/28
Turks Vote to Give Away Their Democracy2017/04/18
Turkey's Barks and Bites2017/04/11
Erdogan's War on the West2017/03/22
Europe's 'Turkish Awakening'2017/03/14
Extremist Muslims' One-Way Street2017/02/24
Turkey: Record-Breaking Purge in Academia2017/02/16
What Turkish Islamists Understand about 'Education'2017/02/05
Turkey: The Purges Continue2017/01/30
Turkey: Erdogan's Grab for Absolute Power2017/01/29
Turkey and Terrorists2017/01/19
How Putin Unmasked Erdogan's Tough Guy Show2017/01/10
Turkey's Lifestyle Massacre2017/01/08
Turkey's "Long Arm" in Europe2017/01/01
Turkey's Misdiagnosed Kurdish Problem2016/12/20
Erdogan's Private Youth Army2016/12/11
Erdogan's Gritted-Teeth Peace with Israel2016/12/06
Turkey: Child Rapists to Go Free, Journalists Not?2016/11/27
Turkey: Lies, Cheap Lies and Cheaper Lies2016/11/21
Trump's Difficult Ally in Ankara2016/11/14
Erdogan's Neo-Ottoman Plans2016/11/03
Turkey: Erdogan's Galloping Despotism2016/11/02
Turkey: Erdogan's Stealth Jihad Against the West2016/10/26
Red Alert! Protestant Couple "Security Threat" to Turkey!2016/10/22
Turkey's Land-Grab Wish List2016/10/20
Turkey's Dangerous Moves in Iraq2016/10/11
Turkey: "A Great Muslim Democracy"?2016/10/02
Turkey: Land of Mosques, Prisons and the Uneducated2016/09/27
The "Great Turkish Purge": Guilty Without Trial2016/09/18
The Middle East: The Other Main Sources of Law2016/09/09
"Liberal" Turkey Claims Europe Is Racist2016/09/01
Turkey's Official "Cocktail Terror"2016/08/28
Turkey's Exhausting Zigzagging Between East and West2016/08/23
Turkey, Europe's Little Problem2016/08/11
Coup-Weary Turkey: Directionless and Insecure2016/08/08
Turkey: Good News, Bad News2016/07/28
Turkey: Marry Your Rapist2016/07/27
Coup Attempt in Turkey: A Feast of Pretexts2016/07/21
Turkey: Victim of Its Own Enthusiasm for Jihad2016/07/07
Turkey and Israel: Happy Together?2016/06/29
Turkey: A Thuggish Ramadan2016/06/28
Turkey's Conquest-Fetish2016/06/16
Backstage at Turkey's Shotgun Wedding with Israel2016/06/14
The Fairy Tale of "Post-Modern" Turkey2016/06/06
Qatar: The World's Wealthiest Family-Run Gas Station2016/05/31
Turkish Sultan's New Grand Vizier: What Is His Main Goal?2016/05/24
Turkey: Erdogan's Promised "Reforms"2016/05/18
Wanted: New Grand Vizier for Turkey's Sultan2016/05/15
Turkey: "We Need a Religious Constitution"2016/05/06
Turkey's Fake War on Jihadis2016/04/28
Erdogan: The World's Most Insulted President2016/04/20
Turkey's Circus in Washington2016/04/12
Journalism in Turkey: Newsroom vs. Courtroom2016/03/31
Turkish Hatred: When the Truth Slips Out2016/03/27
Egypt's "Dictator," Turkey's "Democrat"2016/03/22
European Union Caving to Turkey's Blackmail?2016/03/15
Turkey's Runaway Anti-Semitism2016/03/10
Turkey's "Fall and Fall"2016/02/28
Russia's Trap: Luring Sunnis into War2016/02/16
Turkey's Haunted Border with Syria2016/02/11
Turkey and Israel: A Loveless Date2016/02/09
Turks' Unrequited Love for Palestinians2016/02/04
Turkey: Death to Free Speech2016/01/27
Turkey: Is It Religiously All Right to Lust for My Daughter?2016/01/12
Blame Terror on Everyone but Terrorists!2016/01/11
Russian Imperialism Meets Illusions of Ottoman Grandeur2015/12/31
Turkey's Dangerous Ambitions2015/12/24
Turkey and Israel: A Rickety Handshake2015/12/23
Turkey's "Spies," EU's "Human Rights"2015/12/13
Russia Devouring the Eastern Mediterranean?2015/12/05
Turkey: Wrong Partner to Fight Terror2015/11/28
Turkey's Oppression Machine2015/11/22
Arab Spring, French Autumn2015/11/17
Erdogan's License to Strangle2015/11/16
Turkey's Stockholm Syndrome2015/11/08
Turkey: Where Ice Cream Can Be More Dangerous than Bombs2015/11/05
What Turkey's Elections Will NOT Change2015/10/29
Turkey's Thugocracy2015/10/26
Turkey's Grisly Dances with the Islamic State2015/10/15
The Politics of Lies2015/10/06
Turkish Press's New Normal2015/10/04
Turkey's Islamist Factory Settings2015/09/21
Why Do Muslims Flock to The "Evil West"?2015/09/17
Turkey's "Free" Press2015/09/14
Turkey's 'Good' and 'Bad' Terrorists2015/09/10
Turkey: America's Really Bad "Faustian Bargain"2015/09/08
Sorry, Egypt No Longer a Province of the Ottoman Empire2015/09/06
NATO Allies Making It Easier for Iran to Attack Israel?2015/09/03
Turkey: Payback Time?2015/08/30
Election Time in Turkey: Tossing the Dice Again2015/08/20
Turkey's Multiple Wars2015/08/16
How Elections Messed Up Turkey's Plans2015/08/12
Turkey's Rambos (Almost) Fight Islamic State2015/08/09
Turkey and Its Kurds: At War Again2015/08/06
Turkey: ISIS's Hostage Again2015/08/04
What Turkey Wants in Syria2015/07/31
Turkey Turns on Its Jihadists Next Door2015/07/28
How Turkey Fights the Islamic State2015/07/27
Turkish Journalists: Guilty Without Trial2015/07/22
Iran Nuclear Deal: Good and Bad News for Turkey2015/07/16
Turkey: Jihadists in Lawyers' Robes2015/07/13
Turkey Finds China Too Big To Bite2015/07/12
Turkey's View of Terror2015/07/07
Turkey's Wrong Bet on Syria2015/07/01
Turkey and Israel: Starting Over?2015/06/28
Erdogan's Fake Campaign to Save Morsi2015/06/25
Obama's "Model Partner" Thinks Israel, U.S., Biggest Threats2015/06/21
Erdogan & Co.: Bad News for Jihadists2015/06/18
Turkey Cracks Down on the Free Press2015/06/17
Post-Election Turkey: Now What?2015/06/11
Turkey: Muslim Brothers' Protector2015/06/09
Turkey: "An End to an Era of Oppression"2015/06/08
Turkey's Flotilla: What Was It Really About?2015/06/04
Turkey: "Home of Bad Jokes"2015/06/02
Turkish Fairy Tales from Uncle Tayyip2015/05/30
Turkey: Not-Quite Rule of Law2015/05/25
Who Can Attack Turkish Ships?2015/05/22
Erdogan's Dream: The Sultan Rules2015/05/15
A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive on Syria?2015/05/10
Turkey's Obsessive Fantasy2015/05/05
How Democracies Decay2015/05/02
How Non-Muslims "Survive" in Turkey2015/04/30
Turkey's Supposed Nemesis: "The Mastermind"2015/04/27
No Racism in Turkey!2015/04/23
Turkey: Genocide à la Carte2015/04/16
Turkey and Iran: Theater of Make Believe2015/04/14
ISIS's Turkish Brothers2015/04/11
Turkey's "Muslim God"2015/04/09
Turkey: "Zero Problems with Neighbors"2015/04/06
Erdogan Raising "Devout Generations"2015/04/01
Turkey: Is the AKP's "Spell" Reversing?2015/03/29
Turkey: Davutoglu vs. Davutoglu2015/03/26
The Age of "Dangerous Turkish Criminals"2015/03/22
"Reform" in Turkey2015/03/18
The Islamist Way2015/03/14
Hamas in Turkey: "Humanitarian Activity"2015/03/06
"Top Secret" Turkey2015/03/03
Being "Protected" in Turkey2015/03/01
Turkey's Illusions Hit Realities2015/02/26
Turkey's Culture of Horror2015/02/24
Turkey: Justice vs. Islamist Justice2015/02/18
The Real "Enemies" of Turkey2015/02/15
Bad News: Davutoglu Wants "New Middle East"2015/02/10
Turkey's Bad Joke: Crocodile Tears for Victims of Holocaust2015/02/08
Turkey: Don't Get Mad, Take Over a Bank2015/02/05
Justice, Erdogan Style2015/01/27
Turkey's Dance with Jihadists2015/01/26
Erdogan's Turkish Bazaar2015/01/17
Turkey's Staggering "Shoeboxgate"2015/01/15
How Turkey Fights Extremism: "Do Not Keep Pet Dogs at Home!"2015/01/13
Turkey: Where Some Murders Are More Equal than Others2015/01/12
Erdogan in Wonderland: "Freedom" in Turkey2015/01/03
Davutoglu and Mashaal: A Marriage Made in Heaven2015/01/01
Erdogan's Egyptian Nightmare2014/12/30
Why Does Nobody Want to Play with Turkey?2014/12/26
Heading for a Jew-Free Turkey2014/12/23
"Justice" in Turkey2014/12/20
Turkey and EU: The Kodak-Moment2014/12/14
Turkey "Improves" Education2014/12/11
Turkish Hospitality For Arab Terrorism2014/12/06
Pluralism in Turkey: A Fairy Tale2014/12/02
The Turkish Governor's "Huge Hatred"2014/11/29
Turkey's Bark and Bite2014/11/21
Turkey's "Foreign" Citizens2014/11/19
"Zionist" Olive Trees in Turkey2014/11/16
A Turkish Quest to "Liberate" Jerusalem2014/11/13
Turkey's Rules for Safety2014/11/08
Don't Tell Erdogan Jihadists Kill People2014/11/06
Erdogan's Book of Defeat2014/10/31
Normalization between Ankara and Jerusalem? Guess Again.2014/10/30
Turkey: No Longer a "Rock Star" on Arab Street2014/10/27
Turkey: The "Great Muslim Democracy"2014/10/25
Turkey's Love Affair with Hamas2014/10/19
Turkey's Boomerang War in Syria2014/10/16
Turkey: Jihad-Lite2014/10/14
Who Does Turkey Support?2014/10/07
The Few Brave Men of Turkey2014/10/04
Turkey? Antisemitic? Who, Me?2014/10/01
How Turkey Plans to "Combat Anti-Semitism"2014/09/25
Turkey: What Ally?2014/09/22
Turkey's Frankenstein Monster2014/09/13
Confusion over "Jihad"2014/09/11
Turkey's New Government: Old Wine in a New Bottle2014/09/10
Forty-Four Million Zionists in Turkey!2014/09/06
How to Be "A Disgrace to Humanity" in Turkey2014/09/04
Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right - Part IV of IV2014/08/30
Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right - Part III of IV2014/08/29
Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right - Part II of IV2014/08/28
Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right - Part I of IV2014/08/27

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