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.
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.
Sultans of Democracy Demand the Head of Erdoğan

Sultans of Democracy Demand the Head of Erdoğan

March 23, 2017
Anti-West sentiments increase among millions of supporters of Erdoğan and even those who oppose him. This rising hate is not because of Marinne Le Pen in France, Wilders in the Netherlands, or the neo-nazis in Germany; it is because of those who support the junta.
Paranoia and Propaganda Russia s Role in European Elections

Paranoia and Propaganda: Russia’s Role in European Elections

March 4, 2017
Former president of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy, in his recent interview to France Inter TV, became a complainant against Russian media outlets by alleging that there is an editorial alliance between these outlets which works to undermine the EU.