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Mahir Zeynalov
Mahir Zeynalov

Mahir Zeynalov is a journalist with Turkish English-language daily Today's Zaman. He was previously the managing editor of the Caucasus International magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @MahirZeynalov

Why Turks can’t get enough of Erdogan

Hardly is there any politician in modern times who is as good as Turkish president at winning polls. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, again, declared victory on Sunday in a referendum that significantly expanded...

Is Turkey jumping on the Russian bandwagon?

Erdogan’s turn toward Moscow is not without reason...

Turkey: the end of alliance which was never meant to last

Davutoglu was being asked to be a maestro of an orchestra, whose songs are composed only by Erdogan...

More nightmares ahead for Syrian refugees in Turkey?

For Western politicians, Turkey’s open-door policy for Syrian refugees is cause for applause, as long as they stay within Turkish borders. Since 2011, Ankara has been very generous to Syrian...

Russia’s plan for Syria is troubling for Turkey

Russia has significantly stepped up its role in Syria since the downing of its warplane by Turkey. Ankara’s Western allies have urged both nations to de-escalate the situation. The downing of...

Turkey needs to talk tough to calm Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was one of the first foreign leaders to visit the sumptuous palace of his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He even called the Turkish president a “firm...

Time for Turks to take ISIS threat seriously

For months, Turkey had been preparing assiduously to host the G-20 summit of the world's leading economies in the Mediterranean resort town of Antalya, but the Paris attacks cast a shadow over the...

Turkish elections: the tyranny of majority

On Sunday, people in Turkey flocked to the polls to elect their representatives for the parliament...