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.
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.
Blackface in Fashion Attention Seeking or Institutional Racism

Blackface in Fashion: Attention Seeking or Institutional Racism?

February 15, 2019
Fashion has the power to turn worn out pieces into highly demanded top trends with only a few small touchups, then, why does it not do the same for racism?
What Does the Golden Rule of Politics Say for CHP

What Does the Golden Rule of Politics Say for CHP’s Conservative Candidates?

January 24, 2019
Ekrem Imamoglu started his campaign by visiting the mausoleum of the Ottoman Emperor Mehmed II, the Conqueror of Istanbul. Thus, he became the first CHP candidate visiting the mausoleum and saluting the Ottoman heritage.
Macron s Syria Policy Does France want to Play the

Macron’s Syria Policy: Does France want to Play the Role of the US?

January 3, 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron took his stance in the White House-Pentagon conflict, praising James Mattis, who resigned from his position as U.S. defense secretary. Just like Mattis, Macron believed that the U.S. should have remained in Syria to support the PKK and YPG, otherwise the regime forces will fill the power gap.
Do Historical Analogies Make Sense to Understand the Yellow Vest

Do Historical Analogies Make Sense to Understand the Yellow Vest Movement in France?

December 31, 2018
Despite all these comparisons, it is commonly believed that the Yellow Vests constitute an unprecedented phenomenon. And currently, Macron’s power is in decline although he was initially believed to save France and Europe and was seen as an antidote to the populism virus by the Western elite.
Yellow Vests and Little Red Riding Hood

Yellow Vests and Little Red Riding Hood

December 14, 2018
Having come to Brussels for a conference organized by far-right groups in a way reminiscent of the wolf disguised as the grandmother of the little red riding hood, Bannon tweeted: “To run a country I would rather have 100 yellow vests than 100 Goldman Sachs officials.”
Yellow Vest Protests and the Constraints of Modern Democracy

Yellow Vest Protests and the Constraints of Modern Democracy

December 7, 2018
The yellow vests uprising is not an identity movement. This very aspect is the actual threat posed against the state since they seem to have lost their belief in politics, democracy, law and the system in general. For this reason, there is no party or union active in the protests.
Macron s Censorship Law for Democracy

Macron’s Censorship Law for Democracy

November 27, 2018
While Macron believes that the Press Law of 1881 is not enough to fight the spread of fake news through social media in today’s world, the new law especially targets social media networks and media outlets that are controlled from outside of France.
How did the US give up Backing the PKK

How did the US give up Backing the PKK?

November 16, 2018
An article in the PKK’s newspaper “Yeni Özgür Politika,” which is published in Germany and circulates across Europe, reads: “Some 25 or 30 years ago, several tourists were kidnapped in violent conditions of warfare. But were they taken hostages; was any ransom asked for; or were they subjected to any kind of ill treatment?” I suppose this means to ask how come the U.S. gave up on backing the PKK.