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.
Give me my son or I will burn this place

'Give me my son or I will burn this place down!': A Kurdish Mother’s Fight against the PKK

September 5, 2019
Now, Kurdish mothers whose children were abducted by the PKK are encouraging each other to take their children back, and are asking the HDP, the political arm of the PKK, instead of cursing the PKK at home.
Cüneyt Cebenoyan A Turkish Leftist Who Spoke the Unspeakable

Cüneyt Cebenoyan: A Turkish Leftist Who Spoke the Unspeakable

August 21, 2019
After Cebenoyan died in a car crash on August 3, 2019, most of the people in this political circle who expressed their condolences said the following while speaking about his struggle: “He had lost his parents and son in an earthquake, and lost his sister in a terror attack.” But who are to blame for this terror? The answer remains unknown or unnamed.
Has Conservative Politics Come to an End in Turkey

Has Conservative Politics Come to an End in Turkey?

July 8, 2019
The successive election victories of the AK Party led by Erdogan for the past 17 years obliged the CHP to lean towards (at least ostensibly) to the values it has been against for 95 years.
Ekrem Imamoglu Is Not the Political Rockstar Turkey's Opposition Is

Ekrem Imamoglu Is Not the Political Rockstar Turkey's Opposition Is Expecting

June 23, 2019
The real cause of excitement in both Turkey and the West over the CHP's Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu has been the thought that he might manifest himself as a new leader and be an alternative to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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.