Author Archives: OkanAltiparmak

About OkanAltiparmak

Okan Altıparmak is a consultant and a filmmaker based in Istanbul.


Not a week goes by without reading an article about Turkey and the governing party, the AKP, in which the economic and the reformist wonders of the AKP are applauded and the newly emerged Anatolian conservative middle class is not … Continue reading

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A Detailed Critique of “The Historical Blindness of Turkey’s Detractors” – By Aliza Marcus in Foreign Policy

So many people have asked to me to comment on Aliza Marcus’ piece in the FP that I decided to go over it paragraph by paragraph to show how badly researched it was. Having done so, I am now forced … Continue reading

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Germany bans group accused of financing Hamas; donations collected by Milli Gorus…

By Verena Schmitt-Roschmann (CP) BERLIN — Germany has banned an organization it accuses of financing the Islamic militant group Hamas, the interior ministry said Monday. The Frankfurt-based International Humanitarian Relief Organization (IHH) is believed to have collected money in mosques … Continue reading

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An Additional Observation…

I briefly want to draw attention to some basic operational aspects of the IHH, which I believe provides valuable information as to how such organizations involved in charitable activities end up serving the interests of entities that are much greater … Continue reading

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