Pinar Tremblay

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For now, Turkey's college bathrooms remain gender-specific

Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

There is strong student support for LGBTQ groups’ demands for gender-neutral bathrooms at one of Turkey’s best public colleges, but administrative and public reaction reveals deep-rooted transphobia from the least-expected corner of Turkish society.

Erdogan tones down rhetoric in light of Qatar's fate

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

Turkey fears it could be next in line to be ostracized in the region due to guilt by association with Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qatar crisis opens gates of anti-Trumpism in Turkey

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

Pro-government Turks who support Qatar have been hesitant to directly blame Saudi Arabia for the recent intra-GCC rift, preferring instead to scapegoat US intelligence services and President Donald Trump.

Turkey's 'American Idol' of Quran recitation backfires

Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

An attempt to spread Ramadan cheer backfires as Turkey's Islamists are not happy with a controversial TV show involving competition to recitate the Quran.

Ankara's governor decrees no protest singing after sundown

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s fascination with bans is increasing along with his desperation to remain in control.

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Tremblay is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse and a visiting scholar of political science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is a columnist for Turkish news outlet T24. Her articles have appeared in Time, New America, Hurriyet Daily News, Today's Zaman, Star and Salom. On Twitter: @pinartremblay

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