Zülfikar Doğan


An elderly woman stands next to graffiti showing the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in downtown Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 28, 2015.  (photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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Turkish grannies to get state salaries for grandchildren’s care

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

The Turkish government has drawn up a program of financial support for women who assume the home care of their grandchildren in the age group of 0-3, but not everyone is happy with the program.

Turkish-Iranian rivalry may derail Syrian peace efforts

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Despite the Moscow Declaration, in which Russia, Turkey and Iran pledged joint efforts to end the war in Syria, the ongoing regional rivalry between Ankara and Tehran could lead to snags in the settlement process.

What's behind Erdogan's call for 'national mobilization'?

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s surprising call for national mobilization a tool to eliminate objections to his executive presidency?

Little has changed between Turkey, Russia despite reconciliation

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Turkey’s economy has not seen the benefits from normalizing bilateral ties with Russia as Ankara tries to speed up the pace of economic fence mending.

How Turkey’s government became the country’s top tycoon

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

The Turkish government has seized scores of companies in its crackdown on the Gulen community after the July coup attempt, which, some believe, will be now transferred to government cronies.

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Zülfikar Doğan began his career in journalism in 1976 at the Yanki news magazine in Ankara. He has worked as a reporter, news editor, representative and columnist at Milliyet, Posta, Aksam, Finansal Forum, Star and Karsi newspapers, and as a TV programmer and commentator on the economy and politics for TRT-1, Star, NTV and CNBC-e. He is currently editor in chief and columnist at the Korhaber news site. 

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