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.
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.
How Women are De-Humanized

How Women are De-Humanized

January 3, 2017
In Marilyn Monroe’s Fragments, a compilation of her intimate notes, poems and some letters, there’s a letter of Monroe to the psychoanalyst Ralph Greenson: “They invented a character for me and I didn’t have the strength to stand against them. Why do I feel less human than the other? I always felt myself as a sub-human creature.”
Who Killed Karlov

Who Killed Karlov?

December 26, 2016
Who killed Karlov, the Russian Federation’s ambassador to Ankara? According to the initial findings, there are many signs, ranging from the schools the shooter went to, to his contacts, which suggest that he is a Gülenist.
Portrait of a French Sufi on the Night of Reunion

Portrait of a French Sufi on the Night of Reunion (Şeb-i Arus): Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch

December 16, 2016
Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch died in Paris in 1999, at the age of 100. She told her friends in her last will: “Bury me in Konya when I’m dead, so that I can be in his [Rumi’s] spiritual presence.” While his last will was delayed due to her children’s opposition, it was fulfilled finally during the anniversary of Şeb-i Arus in 2008. Her body was interned in the Üçler Cemetery in Konya, near Rumi’s resting place, after being transported from the Thiais Cemetery in Paris.