Belkıs Kılıçkaya

Belkıs Kılıçkaya

Kılıçkaya worked as a journalist for Cumhuriyet and Milliyet newspapers. In 1992 she moved to Paris and completed her studies in International Relations. After returning to Turkey in 2009, Kılıçkaya started working for Habertürk. In 2016, she formed a three-part documentary on DAESH.
Istanbul Mayoral Election Will Everything Be So Fine for Ekrem

Istanbul Mayoral Election: Will Everything Be So Fine for Ekrem Imamoglu?

June 15, 2019
For three months up until the March 31 election, “everything was fine” for Imamoglu, but with this trajectory, “everything might not be so fine” on June 23 despite all the support from his party’s allies, the Iyi Party, HDP and other political parties.
Istanbul Mayoral Elections II CHP for Democracy or Democracy for

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (II): CHP for Democracy or Democracy for CHP?

May 17, 2019
The CHP is the only unrivaled political party in Turkey in objecting to the election results. Since 1946, when the multi-party system had just been introduced, it has become almost traditional for the party to blame each winning party for gerrymandering and the electorate for being ignorant and stupid in every election.
Istanbul Mayoral Elections I What Really Happened

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (I): What Really Happened

May 15, 2019
For what or in spite of what did the AK Party and its ally MHP claim that the election was rigged? How did the process lead to the final decision of the YSK that ruled the cancellation and rerun of the Istanbul mayoral election?
Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan s Footsteps

Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan’s Footsteps?

April 24, 2019
Will İmamoğlu, a high-profile CHP politician now, perform Friday prayer with congregation on Fridays? If so, will Kemalist intellectuals and Kemalist media, who regard the statesmen’s performing Friday prayer beginning from the term of the late Turgut Özal as a “reactionary act,” be able to digest this?
Turkey s Communist Mayor

Turkey’s Communist Mayor

April 20, 2019
“If the girls of Dersim had not been given out for adoption, they would have remained in Medieval times. At the homes they were sent to, they were brought up very well, learned to set dinner tables very well” so said, CHP deputy Gülsün Bilgehan Toker.
Öcalan s Birthday and the PKK s Day of the

Öcalan’s Birthday and the PKK’s Day of the Dead

April 9, 2019
“Today, Kurdish women and youth are sacrificing their lives for Apo because of his contributions to women and youth. This reality goes for all Kurdish people, especially women and youth.” So, according to this peculiar reasoning, Kurdish people must die for Ocalan.
Jacinda Ardern and the World s Muslims

Jacinda Ardern and the World’s Muslims

March 23, 2019
While cultural racism and Islamophobia invade all corners of Europe, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s tone in the face of the odious massacre touched the hearts of Muslims. 
The European Parliament Seeks the Medieval Age in Hagia Sophia

The European Parliament Seeks the Medieval Age in Hagia Sophia

March 19, 2019
The European Parliament considers defending Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque an extremism and underlines its opposition to that. However, the decision to open Hagia Sophia to the religious service of Muslims or keeping it as a museum belongs fully to the Turkish state.
The Hysteria of Cultural Racism

The Hysteria of Cultural Racism

March 13, 2019
The French Muslims are afraid right now. Politicians, intellectuals, and the media are incessantly speaking on them. This phenomenon is unfortunately an epitome of cultural racism. Of course, many French people are ashamed of this, but their voices are muffled amid the chaos.
Undemocratic But Democratic How the Global Hegemony Is Maintained through

Undemocratic But Democratic: How the Global Hegemony Is Maintained through Coups

March 2, 2019
Speaking to New York Times, a senior officer who has worked in the Venezuelan military confessed that they negotiated with the Trump administration on a plan to stage a coup and overthrow Maduro.