Author - Hilal Kaplan

Hilal KaplanHilal Kaplan is a political commentator, a columnist for Sabah and other news publishers. She's based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkey World

Poised hammer, no more

It was 1991. After the first Gulf War, those fleeing Saddam’s persecution in northern Iraq were piled on the Turkish border. They were around...


What exactly is the UN good for?

We had the opportunity to follow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in New York, where he came on the occasion of the 74th session of the U.N. General...

Turkey World

Kurdish mothers against the PKK

The PKK faces a civil resistance it has not encountered during its 40-year terror campaign against Turkey. The fact that this resistance has been...