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 is Turkey obsessed with Egypt?

Since the Egyptian army removed the country’s elected President Mohammed Mursi on July 3, Turkey has been fully preoccupied with every development in the largest Arab nation, thrusting Turkey...

Turkey’s dilemma with Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey has been watching with deep concern as Kurdish militants have been slowly consolidating power in areas bordering Turkey in northern Syria and preparing to declare their own autonomous state. To...

Critical week for Kurdish peace process

While Turkey holds its breath awaiting progress in the Kurdish peace process aimed at ending the decades-old conflict, it is facing a major obstacle this week that could seriously damage the entire...

Taksim Square is still at boiling point

Turkish authorities are opening Gezi Park near Istanbul’s famed Taskim Square on Monday, the origin and flashpoint of month-long protests that rocked Turkey for a month, but this does not yet...

Kurdish peace process in need of a rescue

88 years ago, Kurdish rebel leader Sheikh Said rose up against repressive policies of the new Turkish Republic, rallying thousands of his supporters to fight against what they believed is the state...

Turkey’s EU hopes almost dead

Some members of the European Union have been mounting a steady effort to end Turkey’s membership bid with the 27-nation bloc for years without openly saying it, exploiting every opportunity to...

Turkey’s “silent” majority

In the background of the ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey looms the shadow of the increasingly united fans of Turkey’s embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ruling a country...

Turkey’s ‘green’ revolution

On the seventh day into the mushrooming demonstrations all across Turkey, nearly 2,000 people have been detained and over a hundred injured in unprecedented rallies that echoed the once reformist...