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.
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.
The Curriculum Debate Has Positivism left Any Reason for Humankind

The Curriculum Debate: Has Positivism left Any Reason for Humankind?

February 26, 2017
In Turkey today, there are discussion about how children should be taught the theory of evolution. Those calling for teaching ideas other than Darwinism in schools are not looking to obscure that theory, but trying to undo centuries of disastrous rationalist, capitalist thinking that has left many devoid of humanity.
President at  lys e Palace Queen at Buckingham Palace

President at Élysée Palace, Queen at Buckingham Palace!

February 1, 2017
Despite all the illegitimate attempts aiming to depose him, Erdoğan received 51.79% of the votes in the first round of presidential elections and became the president. The highest percentage of votes to be received by any candidate at the first round in Turkey, and one of the highest in the world.
The Gülen Cult between Modernism and Narcissism

The Gülen Cult, between Modernism and Narcissism

January 16, 2017
Our experiences show that resorting to violence or committing massacres are not confined to a terrorist organization which emerged from a Baath-ridden, post-American occupation Iraq; white and blue collared members of such a cult are also capable of committing these atrocities. We have seen this on the night of July 15, 2016.