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 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.
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.