Barin Kayaoglu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference to present the outcome of the G-20 summit, Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Axel Schmidt)

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Turkish opposition claims Erdogan building private intelligence service

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu, Contributor

Turkey is reeling from an explosive report and subsequent media coverage of an alleged private intelligence service operating under and reporting to the president.

German interview could cost Turkey’s opposition leader dearly

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu, Contributor

Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu is under attack by media outlets loyal to the ruling party for allegedly telling a German magazine that German tourists should not visit Turkey.

Turkey’s political parties hit each other with coup allegations

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu, Contributor

The Justice and Development Party government and its supporters are using a Republican People’s Party lawmaker's comments to steal the main opposition party’s thunder.

EU parliament votes to halt accession talks with Turkey

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu, Contributor

The European legislature’s decision to break off Turkey's membership negotiations has no legal bearing, but it does indicate where a line might be drawn in Europe.

Mob justice reveals anti-Syrian sentiment in Turkey

Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu, Contributor

Two violent incidents on the same day have ignited a storm of anti-Syrian rhetoric over Turkish social media, exposing the fear and suspicion still prevalent in the world's largest host of Syrian refugees.

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Barin Kayaoglu

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Barin Kayaoglu is an assistant professor of world history at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. He obtained his doctorate in history from the University of Virginia in 2014, and he is currently working on his first book, based on his PhD dissertation, on US relations with Turkey and Iran from World War II to the present and pro- and anti-Americanism in the two countries. You can follow him at and on Facebook. On Twitter: @barinkayaoglu

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