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.
Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK

Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK?

July 18, 2018
With its 67 deputies, the HDP has another chance to choose democratic means over violence and polarization ahead of the new parliamentary term. Will the party consider the electorate’s demand of civil politics and stance against the PKK? Will they be able to show the courage to stand against the PKK, which has already been displayed by the electorate? Or are they willing to keep their violence prone policies?
PKK Kamikazes Lotus Flower and Dessert

PKK, Kamikazes, Lotus Flower and Dessert

July 12, 2018
The PKK does not only announce their acts with the notes they leave near the victims’ bodies. They also claim responsibility for their attacks via their media outlets, including a number of websites. One of them is Germany-based Yeni Ozgur Politika newspaper that is freely distributed and sold across Europe.
They Would Have Crucified Me

“They Would Have Crucified Me”

July 3, 2018
The trauma experienced by the CHP electorate since the election day is surely in the realm of psychiatry. However, an odd picture is revealed considering the reason for the CHP deputy chairs’ announcements, the claims of rig and the following confessions, and some groups call upon people to take to the streets.
Ditches Against Peace Terror Against Politics

Ditches Against Peace, Terror Against Politics

June 23, 2018
During the ditch terror that the PKK inflicted, half of the population in Sırnak’s Cizre and Silopi districts, Diyarbakir’s Sur district and Mardin’s Nusaybin district were directly affected by the incidents. The number of people migrating from the four districts reached 93,000.
Turkey's Snap Elections Why During the State of Emergency

Turkey's Snap Elections: Why During the State of Emergency?

May 21, 2018
In the Ottoman Code of Civil Law, there is a nice rule: “Bad examples do not serve as models.” I recalled the French case in view of this rule. In proportion to the terror attacks in France, the 719-day long emergency state and the normalization of the emergency rule through new laws set a bad example to the world.
The 300 French Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The 300 French Horsemen of the Apocalypse

May 14, 2018
Just as France did not act with religious motifs while colonizing Africa, it also did not employ such motifs in recent history, for instance while overtly supporting the Rwandan genocide during the 1990s. But still, French people are very fond of making references through religion. If this is the case, then they can get to the roots of this problem by looking at their “religion of Enlightenment.”
An Alliance of Chaos

An Alliance of Chaos?

May 8, 2018
Will they say “We do not have any mutually-agreed program on any subject. We only aim to unseat Erdogan, return to the parliamentary system and call early elections,” in front of the 50 million electorate. Of course, it is not easy for the leaders of the four parties, who share hardly any common features, to promise only chaos.
Kemalism is Over Long Live Opportunism

Kemalism is Over, Long Live Opportunism!

May 1, 2018
Over the course of the past seven years, Kilicdaroglu’s CHP differed from former party leader Deniz Baykal’s CHP in this aspect: “What is social democracy? Kemalism is over, long live opportunism!”
Who is Afraid of Early Elections

Who is Afraid of Early Elections?

April 23, 2018
The CHP chairman Kilicdaroglu does not seem to know yet if he will run himself as a candidate or nominate the names like former President and AK Party member Abdullah Gul and the CHP deputy Ilhan Kesici, a center-right politician.
A Religion of Secularism

A Religion of Secularism?

April 17, 2018
Secularism, which turned into the official religion of the state with the 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and State, is still being preserved in a bigot way although it has been a matter of discussion for 113 years.