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.
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.
Is the Old Turkey Coming Back

Is the Old Turkey Coming Back?

November 5, 2018
The old Turkey was a period when the nation was reduced to only one ethnicity as prescribed in the Student Oath, multiculturalism was disregarded, and the ones not conforming to this model were not even considered proper citizens.
In Memory of Ara Güler Turkey s Visual Historian

In Memory of Ara Güler: Turkey’s Visual Historian

October 20, 2018
Ara Güler, who sadly passed away at the age of 90 this week, was Turkey’s most notable photojournalist and one of the best seven photographers according to the Photography Annual published in Britain in 1961. He assumed the title of “Master of Leica” in 1962.
Nobel Peace Prize Should Have Gone to

Nobel Peace Prize Should Have Gone to...

October 12, 2018
Of course, Murad’s and Mukwege’s experiences are unbearable and the duty they take on is virtuous. However, it does not seem a mere coincidence that the issue is finally linked to the terrorist group, Daesh, which is pointed as an example of Islam by all Islamophobics, including academics, politicians, and journalists.
The French Islam

The French Islam

October 6, 2018
Associating a terror group with Islam is scandalous. Would have DAESH been called a “humanist terror group” had the group defined itself as a humanist organization fighting for human rights? Asking Muslims to be less visible in the public by departing from this shows the absurdity of the situation.
Colonial Past Haunts France II The case of General Aussaresses

Colonial Past Haunts France (II): The case of General Aussaresses as an Attempt to Vindicate the French State

September 27, 2018
During the three-day hearing in which he was tried with the demand of a 5-year prison sentence and a fine of 300.000 francs, Aussaresses said that he did not regret executing systematic torture but he regretted not doing it the way he wanted one time, adding that he felt remorse for killing someone before he spoke more although he could have pushed him to speak further.
Colonial Past Haunts France I Torture in Algeria Finally Confessed

Colonial Past Haunts France (I): Torture in Algeria Finally Confessed

September 19, 2018
According to historians and newspaper archives, torture was not started by the French military during the war in Algeria. Long before the outbreak of the independence fight, torture was already a method exercised by the French police.
Human for Sale Human Breeding Has Become More Dangerous than

Human for Sale? Human Breeding Has Become More Dangerous than the Atomic Bomb

September 18, 2018
It is fascinating that those who referred to atomic bomb as healthy children 73 years ago do not give a name to the children produced by science. Compared to this, killing hundreds of thousands of people by pushing a button is almost nothing. It is a shame to see that the humanity of today’s human producers is way behind Bainbridge and his colleagues.
The US atrocity and Trump as a scapegoat

The US atrocity and Trump as a scapegoat

September 5, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump is also a scapegoat. Since his inauguration, his discharge is constantly on the agenda in U.S. domestic politics, while the international community is fed up with him. The most criticized thing about him is his “crude and obnoxious” tone. But as a matter of fact, he perfectly represents U.S. policies, especially U.S. foreign policy, with this very tone.