Author: Uzay Bulut

Uzay Bulut

Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly based in Ankara. She graduated from Istanbul’s Bogazici University in 2007 with a BA in Translation and Interpreting Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University. Her writings have appeared in a variety of publications including Gatestone Institute, the Clarion Project, the Armenian Weekly, PJ Media, CBN News, the Algemeiner, the Kurdish newspaper Rudaw, International Business Times UK and the Voice of America. She has also contributed to several Israeli media outlets including the Jerusalem Post, Arutz Sheva (Israel National News), Israel Hayom and Jerusalem Online. Bulut’s journalistic work focuses mainly on Turkey’s ethnic and religious minorities, anti-Semitism, political Islam and the history of Turkey. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Greek rights activist lingers in prison in Turkey

By Uzay Bulut Sunday, October 29, 2017

Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnic Greek human rights activist and freelance journalist jailed in Turkey since April 22, is suffering…

Turkey Uncensored: The Last Orthodox Patriarch in Turkey?

By Uzay Bulut Monday, October 23, 2017

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity which is based in Turkey, is unable to train…

Assyrians struggling for a primary school in Istanbul

By Uzay Bulut Saturday, September 30, 2017

The new school year has started this month in Turkey, but Assyrian Christians, otherwise known as Syriacs or Chaldeans, still…


Turkey Uncensored: A History of Censorship and Bans

By Uzay Bulut Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Government censorship is not new in Turkey. Here is a look back at its history in Ankara, from the printing press to the state archives to Wikipedia.

Hagia Sophia

Turkey Uncensored: Will Turkey Succeed in Turning the Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

By Uzay Bulut Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Islamist Felicity Party (Turkish: Saadet Partisi) organized the “Great Jerusalem demonstration” on July 30 in Istanbul. This event was…


Turkey Uncensored: Jews in Turkey Under Attack Over Temple Mount Crisis

By Uzay Bulut Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A response to the Temple Mount crisis: “The Palestinians … are lying to the world by telling it that Israel is denying Muslims access to their holy sites.”


Turkey Uncensored: The Fate of Assyrian Christian Churches and Monasteries

By Uzay Bulut Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Turkish government has recently seized numerous properties belonging to Assyrian Christians. But this wasn’t the first time.


Turkey Uncensored: Erdoğan’s Unbridled Aggression

By Uzay Bulut Monday, July 10, 2017

Why did Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Washington, D.C. culminate in an attack on peaceful demonstrators? Why is he so nakedly repressive on foreign soil?


Turkey Uncensored: A War On Journalism

By Uzay Bulut Monday, June 19, 2017

The destruction of any remnant of the Greek culture that existed in Turkey – including Greek-speaking journalists and newspapers – is almost complete.


Turkey Uncensored: Why Are the Jews Leaving Turkey?

By Uzay Bulut Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jewish people living in Turkey were recently asked to choose “the most anti-Semitic incidents of 2016.” Here are the top 10 answers.