Ibrahim Kalin

For Ibrahim Kalin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World May 26, 2011

Turkey serves as a role model for Arab world

As the Arab Spring enters its fourth month, it faces challenges but also presents opportunities. Despite setbacks in Libya, Yemen and Syria, the democratic wave has already begun to change the Middle East's political landscape. The national reconciliation agreement in Palestine between Fatah and Hamas, ...

Commentary / World Mar 10, 2010

At last, a Turkish military coup that failed

ANKARA — The exposure of the plan hatched by senior military officials — called "Operation Sledgehammer" — to destabilize Turkey's government, and the subsequent arrest of high-ranking officers, demonstrates the growing strength of Turkey's democracy. Moreover, prosecutors' efforts to uncover the truth are not ...