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Ceylan Ozbudak
Ceylan Ozbudak

Ceylan Ozbudak is a Turkish political analyst, television presenter, and executive director of Building Bridges, an Istanbul-based NGO.  As a representative of Harun Yahya organization, she frequently cites quotations from the author in her writings. She can be followed on Twitter via @ceylanozbudak

Why Turkey’s downing of the Russian jet is justified

When the news about Turkey downing a Russian jet started emerging in the media, the first reaction of the Turkish public was neither celebration nor condemnation. An overwhelming majority of the...

Armenians and Turks must look for a shared future

World War One went down in history as a terribly destructive bloodbath, during which millions of people from many nations perished. The Armenians were one of these nations: So were Muslim Ottomans,...

Is Turkey spearheading a new Middle East foreign policy?

What Turkey has to offer is beyond the power of the Arab League...

Syria is not Afghanistan and Turkey is not Pakistan

There is not a single day on which I listen to English-language broadcasts on the radio, watch a television interview, or read an American newspaper without the claim being made by some analysts that...

Ignoring Turkey’s pleas on Syria, four years on

To answer this question, we have to understand that Assad is now essentially only a figurehead for the Baathist mentality festering in Damascus...

On Turkey’s push to salvage Syrian fighting spirit

Thinking Assad would either resign or be brought down like the other Arab Spring countries, the world started watching the Syrian fight...

Should Turkey reinstate the death penalty?

Last week, the people of Turkey were emotionally shaken by the attempted rape and murder by a minibus driver of a 20-year-old university student...

A mistake Turkey cannot afford

Turkey stands alone as a functioning democracy among Muslim-majority states of the Middle East...