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Kemal Öztürk

Kemal Öztürk

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FETÖ is in a more dreadful situation

We cannot overcome the shock of the coup attempts of the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ). Brutally killing civilians, bombing the Parliament and the streets, and trying to murder the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are some acts of savagery we are... more

Heroes from the ghettos

They came from the furthest corners of the city. From the rural areas, environments, ghettos, villages and districts... They came to the place they haven't seen for years. To the arterial roads of the city and the place the sociology called the "cent... more

'Citizenship for Syrians' Careful!

Some are going to directly think I am against granting citizenship because I said “Careful.” The “others” love our self-criticism articles. They immediately quote them. We are unable to quote them. Because nobody does self-criticism. Anyhow, that's n... more

Between 'friend and foe,' losing rationality

Relationships in life are read through “friend and foe.” You are either a friend or an enemy. Many people lost rationality because of this. I would have actually like to use the word “reasonableness,” It is a nicer word. People lost “reasonableness.... more

Why didn't the common eid day happen?

A teacher at a school in London asked what day Muslims' Eid al-Adha will start so they can plan the holidays. A Saudi Arabian student answered: “We are not sure. Our holiday starts when the crescent moon is sighted.” Turks, Iranians and Muslim studen... more

Madina was bombed; the problem is much deeper, within us

I could not write a happy Eid column despite the problems we are going through in the Muslim world and our country. Madina was bombed. We were all in shock. The entire Muslim world is in shock. I am guessing what's worse from this from now on is the ... more

The Israel agreement: Defeat or victory?

After Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced that Turkey made an agreement with Israel, I called a few people I knew in Gaza. I called Palestinian journalists working for Anadolu Agency (AA) whom I had worked with before the darkest days of the blo... more

Critical period in the fight against terrorism

People are exhausted. Exhausted, nervous, exasperated... It is hard to tell from a distance. I am talking about those who live in Sur, Cizre, Nusaybin and Şırnak. People whose houses have been destroyed, belongings were burned, shops looted, streets ... more

How does one become a stranger to their own country?

I guess it was more the parliamentarians of Turkish origin in the German parliament who voted “yes” that shook us rather than Germany's genocide decision. If one is able to accuse their country of genocide, then that person must have become a strange... more

A qualification problem: Filling up buildings

During the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) governments, I guess nobody can say a single word about the development and public works activities. Projects on a scale never before seen in the country's history have been initiated and realized. ... more

Legionnaires' disease

The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is facing a dangerous, foreign disease within the party. This disease, which is not in its tradition, culture and codes, infected the party from the outside. This is called the “Legionnaires' disease.” All... more

Immunity-Kilis-Daesh...Let's not miss the truth

There are three issues that we cannot recompense even if we discuss and praise them every day. 1. There are almost 300,000 people who have fallen into the situation of refugees in Sur, Cizre, Yüksekova, Şırnak and Nusaybin because of the Kurdistan W... more

Forget Turkey is hope

When I go to places of chaos, crisis and suffering, I encounter hope and longing. When I return to Turkey I feel sorrow, anger and grief. I will explain what I mean.Erdoğan's statement A statement President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made when he met imam... more


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