An opinion: Why has Turkey taken such a decision about Hagia Sophia, now?

Turkey has taken a very important decision to convert Hagia Sophia which served as a museum for many decades into a mosque where Muslims will be able to worship just like many other mosques in Turkey. This decision which was welcome by a considerable group of citiziens (mainly religious and nationlist) it also caused a lot of controversy abroad. What More...

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By BTT On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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What impact will Generation Z have on Turkish politics in 2023 elections?

As most of you would know Generation Z (centennials), refers to the generation that was born between 1996 and 2010, following millennials. It is observed that this generation has been raised on the internet and More...

By BTT On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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A review of politics in Turkey under the light of latest developments in the country

Turkish politics seems to be conceiving interesting developments in the coming days or more precisely in the months ahead. The AK Party which has dominated Turkish politics for almost 18 years and its leader President More...

By BTT On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Newly formed political parties and Ak Party’s concerns about losing power

Turkey has particularly seen interesting political developments, in recent months. Unbiased and reliable opinion leaders comment the number of people dissatisfied with the performance of AK Party has been growing. More...

By BTT On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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A survey: Are Turks pleased with the new presidential system introduced in 2018?

The presidential system of government, adopted in a referendum on 16 April 2017, took full effect in Turkey along with the elections on 24 June 2018. What major change did this bring in practice? The Office of More...

Deputy and presidential elections in Turkey on 24 June 2018 not to affect tourism
By BTT On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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A Public Opinion Survey Company says votes of Turkey’s ruling party are on the decline

The founder of a public opinion survey company has made a statement commenting that while the votes of the CHP, HDP and The Good Party are on the rise, the votes of ruling AK Party have been on the decline for More...

By BTT On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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How would Turkey be affected by crisis between Iran and US after missile attack on US bases?

The conflict in the ME between Iran and the USA seems to be badly climbing. After top Iranian general was taken out by the US via a drone attack carried out in Iraq, Iran had vowed to retaliate by hitting American More...

By BTT On Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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What will change in lives of Turkish citizens in case of Turkey’s EU membership?

Turkey applied for EU membership a long while ago (ages, almost). However due to several reasons this target has not been realized yet, obstructions provided by EU to be in the first place. That is “although More...

By BTT On Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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A brief review of Turkey in 2019 and what to expect in 2020

As we begin the new-year, we find it helpful to make a general assessment of Turkey in 2019, especially for our foreign friends (and all of us) who live here. Turkey had an unsatisfactory performance in 2019 owing More...

By BTT On Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Will Turkey be engaged in another conflict sending troops to Libya?

Turkey’s Libya adventure, which started when Turkey took part in the NATO intervention to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, is becoming increasingly dangerous. After Gaddafi had been lynched, Libya was torn More...