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Fahrettin Altun

Fahrettin Altun is a Professor at Ibn Haldun University and the General Coordinator of SETA Foundation, Istanbul. Altun is the Editor-in-Chief of the monthly political magazine Kriter, the author of “Modernleşme Kuramı: Eleştirel Bir Giriş" and the co-author of “Freedom Press in Turkey.” Currently a columnist for Daily Sabah and Sabah newspapers, he is also a weekly analyst on “Enine Boyuna” and “Dışa Bakış” – two television series aired live on TRT 1 and TRT Haber respectively. Altun’s research areas include sociology of media and political communication, Turkish modernization and political culture.

What does the Manbij road map mean?

The recent agreement over Manbij between Turkey and the U.S. is a hopeful development; yet other important issues regarding Ankara’s security concerns and peace in Syria still remain.

Muharrem Ince’s anti-Westernism

The main opposition party’s presidential candidate Muharrem Ince is not acting like a traditional CHP candidate but acts within the context of Turkey’s changing sociology, imitating those in power.

President Erdogan’s UK trip

Turkey has been consistently improving bilateral ties with countries like the U.K. and yet opposition political figures desperately complain to foreign governments about the current government instead of reaching out to their own people.

Erdogan’s Istanbul Manifesto

President Erdogan’s Istanbul manifesto is important not only because it puts forward his strategies in the lead-up to the June 24 elections but it also sets out his political vision.