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.
FETO and its Role in Stoking the Kurdish Issue

FETO and its Role in Stoking the Kurdish Issue

August 21, 2017
How the PKK dug trenches in many cities, especially in Diyarbakır, in order to start a war despite the people's objections was made clear after the July 15 coup attempt. The FETO-member military officers and pilots bombed the Parliament with F-16s that flew from Diyarbakır.
Germany's quot New Free Policy quot

Germany's "New Free Policy"

July 21, 2017
There is a newspaper, published in Frankfurt and sold along with Frankfurter Allgemeine, Le Monde, Le Figaro, El Pais and The Guardian at kiosks in Europe: Yeni Özgür Politika (New Free Policy). It's published in Turkish and this year the newspaper celebrates its 11th anniversary. However, the newspaper deems those who don't support the PKK or criticize the terrorist organization as "collaborators", "threatening", "killing" and headlining that they were "punished" which "intimidates the rest" are considered as a part of the freedom of expression and thought in Germany.
How Gülen adopted the Assassin s Strategy

How Gülen adopted the Assassin’s Strategy

July 15, 2017
Even if Fetullah Gülen did not examine and take after Hassan-i Sabbah and his Hashashin – which is very possible – it's definite that he uses the same strategy and methods in his campaign for power veiled by religion. Some may argue that they don't share any similarities as Sabbah and the Hashashin are known for their zealotry and for coining the term "assassin" for the Western civilization.
The Journey of a Soul Ayşe Şasa

The Journey of a Soul: Ayşe Şasa

June 28, 2017
An elderly woman said "You assume that life is over, but it suddenly starts over, again and again." Ayşe Şasa, one of the most prominent screenwriters of Turkish cinema, passed away on June 16 2014, at the age of 73. She said that there was no death, only a life that was deeper than life; indeed, the book which tells the story of her life is aptly named The Journey of a Soul.
Why DAESH is So Pleasant to Israel

Why DAESH is So Pleasant to Israel

May 15, 2017
Daesh, the world’s most modern and sadistic terrorist organization – known for putting people into cages and burning them, selling women they have captured as slaves, lining people up and beheading them one by one – has courteous relations with one country: Israel. Israel’s former Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon raised eyebrows this April by saying “There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized.
Is Marine Le Pen Far Right in the French Presidential

Is Marine Le Pen Far Right in the French Presidential Elections?

May 7, 2017
The French are getting more used to far right by the day. The enemies and targets of the far right movements change, but their ideas are the same. It could be said that after a couple of decades of inactivity, they are full of life now. As they’re no longer contained in the far right parties but exist within both right-wing and left-wing party, this wasn’t a challenge.
Why People said Yes in Turkey s Referendum

Why People said “Yes” in Turkey’s Referendum

April 26, 2017
If the referendum on the presidential system in Turkey was a close call for “no,” for instance with 50.1% of the total votes, no one in this world would question its legitimacy. It would have been deemed as a tremendous victory of the anti-Erdoğan wing. It didn’t come to pass and the bill passed the referendum with 51.4%. Then, it must be Erdoğan’s triumph!
French Elections Being an Outsider in a Post-Truth World

French Elections: Being an Outsider in a Post-Truth World

April 23, 2017
If the predictions of the research companies are true and Le Pen is able to get to the runoff in France where a fourth of the voters are indecisive, Le Pen’s opponent will be elected president! For now, her most vigorous adversary is Macron.
Turkey and its Ceremonial Parliament

Turkey and its Ceremonial Parliament

April 14, 2017
Is Turkey completely free of issues regarding democracy? No, not completely. Yet, people have become experienced in such matters and they don’t believe that these issues will ever be resolved by the representatives of the status quo. Regardless of the result, everyone is sure that the crises of the imposed system will eventually be resolved by Erdoğan; not by the main opposition party.
Was July 15th a Controlled Coup Attempt

Was July 15th a Controlled Coup Attempt?

April 12, 2017
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has made an allegation this week; actually, it would be more accurate to say that he has reiterated an allegation that he had made in January. “On July 15, a controlled coup attempt was realized,” said he.