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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

COLUMNISTS
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

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In traditional societies, political and economic security come with loyalties in various forms. ...

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Two months ago, soft-spoken Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas made headlines after the strong ...

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Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

In a massive operation that included at least 572 military personnel and backed by an air support, ...

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Friday, 13 February 2015

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For Turkey, Assad is mother of all evils

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Turkey’s unwillingness to join a U.S.-led coalition determined to defeat the Islamic State, or ...

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