Reader's CornerFull-time journalismRecently, a veteran Turkish journalist, who for many years has worked at different newspapers both at the employee and management level, wrote on Twitter, "As I couldn't be... More
Op-EdWhat will post-referendum Iraq be?It is not advisable to pressure Barzani on the September referendum, as he has a lot at stake in the success of it and his failure in delivering what he has promised the Kurds would weaken him significantly and boost his foes, especially the outlawed PKK More
Op-EdUS's grand strategy: Say one thing, do anotherThe inconsistent foreign policies of the Trump administration, which have been clearly observed in the Syrian civil war, Turkey's coup attempt and recently in the Gulf rift, reveal that the U.S. is no longer trustworthy More
Reader's CornerFor want of a nailWithout proper work flow and clear responsibilities, some media companies risk losing credibility along with similar public relations nightmares as the mistakes arising from their lack of expertise and experience continue to pile up More
Op-EdDoes art really have to hold society together?
Whether they take on the responsibility of promoting a certain belief or preaching religious feelings, artists should respect the nature of all faiths and must focus on humanity's common issues with the intent of holding society together
Op-EdMaybe the EU is moving away from Turkey
With a pragmatic approach, Juncker essentially wants Turkey to be relegated to a weaker position, the accession process to go on amid uncertainty and the EU to evade political responsibility if relations collapse
Op-EdA world-founding leader: Alija Izetbegovic
Alija, the leader of the Bosnian people's fight for independence and one of the most prominent thinkers of the 20th century, fully deserves his epithet ‘Wise King', leaving behind a timeless ethical struggle
Reader's CornerA balancing act between the media and its sources
The relationship between a journalist and the source of information is as old as the job itself but it is important to realize that this relationship is a mutually beneficial one, as long as journalists remain diligent in the face of potential manipulation, to protect the credibility and integrity of their names and newspapers
Op-EdCollapse of Yenikapı consensus, the symbol of united Turkey?
The positive atmosphere following the Yenikapı rally against the July 15 coup attempt where all leading political party representatives and their supporters came from various political backgrounds, was a great opportunity for a better future in Turkey, yet the CHP leader unfortunately chose to stay out of this unity
Reader's CornerDisaster strikes, the media fails
To be forewarned is to be well-equipped and, in the case of natural disasters, a major part of the responsibility of informing the public falls on the media because otherwise, catastrophic results are bound to repeat themselves in Istanbul