Hilal Koylu


Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree, outside the Cebeci campus of Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 10, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

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Ankara hunger strikers reach 70 days without food

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Hilal Koylu, Contributor

A researcher and an elementary school teacher have quietly been on hunger strike for 70 days now to protest the post-coup purges that led to their dismissals.

Can Ankara ever balance its policy in Syria?

Monday, May. 8, 2017 | Hilal Koylu, Contributor

Turkey, Iran and Russia sign an agreement to establish safe zones in Syria, but the United States voices its concerns.

Turkish bans on Wikipedia and public drinking rouse anger

Monday, May. 1, 2017 | Hilal Koylu, Contributor

The Turkish public has reacted with anger to both the Antalya police department's ban on the public consumption of alcohol and a Turkish court's ban on Wikipedia.

Did Tillerson's visit to Turkey relieve tensions?

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 | Hilal Koylu, Contributor

It is still unclear whether US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s highly anticipated visit to Ankara had a positive impact on Turkey-US relations.

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Hilal Koylu started her career as a journalist for ANKA News Agency in 1995 and served for 14 years as Ankara correspondent for Radikal. Between 2011 and 2013, she worked as a diplomacy correspondent and chief editor for HaberTurk Television's Ankara office. Koylu has been working as a freelance journalist since the beginning of 2014, and currently writes for Voice Of America and Deutsche Welle.

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