Author - Hakki Ocal

Hakki OcalHakkı Öcal is a columnist at both Daily Sabah and Milliyet newspapers, which are based in Istanbul. He is also an advisor to the President of Ibn Haldun University.

Turkey World

Ottomans ain’t coming!

A friend of mine from Cairo just sent me a short message, asking me if a TV show in Egypt that depicts Mehmed the Conqueror as responsible for the...

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Hey Putin, what are you doing?

Well, Mr. Putin, I could be a little nicer and ask “что вы пытаетесь доказать, чёрт возьми?” but after listening to the pleads coming...


The lost French connection

Monsieur Macron must have learned the proper way to sit from Capitaine Archibald Haddock. For those unaware, Haddock was the name of the retired sea...

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As NATO disengages

ATO leaders are going to meet next week near London. The occasion is the 70th birthday of the alliance, and, accordingly, the secretary-general has...

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Whose Syria is it anyway?

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said. Those other countries, which came from thousands...