Cengiz Çandar

People listen to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the attempted coup, at the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, July 15, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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Turkey's divisions on display on 'Day of National Unity'

Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

Turkey's "Day of Democracy and National Unity" marking the defeat of last year's July 15 coup attempt turns into a celebration of the president and his Justice and Development Party.

Opposition leader's 'Justice March' will change Turkey's political landscape

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

Millions around the globe hope Turkey's main opposition's "Justice March" will mark the beginning of a new societal movement.

New clashes likely between Turkey, Europe

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

Controversy follows Turkey's president wherever he goes. Next stop: Europe.

Kurdish independence in Iraq will take more than a referendum

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

The Kurdistan Regional Government has its work cut out for it to achieve an independent Kurdistan, as its plans would require the cooperation of some unlikely players.

German troops poised to leave Turkey for Jordan

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might have miscalculated the patience of Western leaders who adopted an “appeasement” policy regarding Turkey.

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Cengiz Candar is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse. A journalist since 1976, he is the author of seven books in the Turkish language, mainly on Middle East issues, including the best-seller Mesopotamia Express: A Journey in History. Currently, he is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Stockholm University Institute of Turkish Studies (SUITS). On Twitter: @cengizcandar

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