Radikal ("Radical") is an influential daily based in Istanbul and owned by Aydin Dogan. Founded in 1997, it stands out amongst other newspapers in Turkey for its arts and culture coverage, as well as its essays and op-ed pieces.


Syria Talks in Geneva: Who's Who May Be The Hardest Question

-Analysis- ISTANBUL — The Geneva process for the Syrian crisis was launched with a stated commitment from Russia and the United States to find a ...


Turkey's Frantic, Failing Quest To Be A Technology Leader

-Op-Ed- ISTANBUL — Anyone who has ever visited a toy store with a child who doesn't really know what he wants can understand ...

Saudi Arabia

The "Gray ISIS" — What Drives Saudi Obsession With Shia Expansion

-Analysis- ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia silenced Ayatollah al-Nimr by executing him. He was an open critic of the Saudi royal dynasty and the cruelty against ...

Saudi Arabia

Twisted Saudi Humor: When A Terror Sponsor Vows To Fight Terrorists

Saudi Arabia, long a direct and indirect financier of religious fanatics, has declared war on Isl...


Turkey's Opportunism, Using Paris Attack To Undermine Kurds

-OpEd- ANTALYA — Opportunism may be one of the accepted facts of life in foreign policy, but that doesn't mean it's a good thing. The Turkish ...


After Ankara: Terrorism, Responsibility And Erdogan's Short Memory

Turkish President Erdogan was quick to blame U.S. and French leaders after terror attacks struck ...

United States

The Fiasco Of U.S. "Train And Equip" Against ISIS In Syria

ISTANBUL — The program to train and equip the "moderate opposition" in Syria, as long planned by the United States alongside Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, ended in utter ...


From Armenian Genocide To Kurdish Rebels, Turkey Is A Nation In Denial

Turkish political leaders and ordinary citizens are blind as ever to why Kurds continue to fight ...