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.

non-Muslims

Turkey Uncensored: Enslaving Jews and Christians in the Turkish Military

By Uzay Bulut Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The persecution of non-Muslims in Turkey is one of the least known topics in the West, and is something that the Turks have never officially recognized.

hijab

Turkey Uncensored: When Challenges to Islamic Traditions Turn Deadly

By Uzay Bulut Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Celebrities who don the hijab for entertainment purposes may not understand that it is a betrayal of women who have been murdered for refusing to wear it.

Schools

Turkey Uncensored: The Brainwashing of Ankara’s Children by the Islamic State

By Uzay Bulut Monday, May 8, 2017

The Islamic State has begun using schools in Syria and Turkey to indoctrinate young children and train them in the use of deadly weaponry.

Schools

Turkey Uncensored: ‘First, They Came For the Armenians’

By Uzay Bulut Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Turkey’s real purge of educators came in 1915 and targeted Armenians through their schools, their teachers, their intellectuals and their children.

Turkish

In Turkey, the Victims Change but the Regime Remains the Same

By Uzay Bulut Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On April 16, the Turkish voters approved the Justice and Development Party’s constitutional amendment package to shift to an executive presidential system.

Christmas

Turkey Uncensored: Was Turkey’s War on Christmas a War on Christians?

By Uzay Bulut Thursday, March 30, 2017

According to a 2016 Human Rights Violations Report, Christians in Turkey experienced an increase in hate crimes & speech during the 2016 Christmas holiday.

Smyrna

Turkey Uncensored: How the 3,000-year Greek Presence on the Aegean Shore Came to an End

By Uzay Bulut Thursday, March 16, 2017

A very dark page of history remains mostly forgotten or ignored. Only a handful of scholars have exposed the persecution of Christians in Smyrna in 1922.

Caliphate

Turkey Uncensored: Turks Call for the Reestablishment of the Caliphate in Istanbul

By Uzay Bulut Thursday, January 5, 2017

A group of people recently gathered in Istanbul to protest Syria’s operation against jihadi fighters in Aleppo and call for a reestablished caliphate.

Minorities

Turkey Uncensored: Assyrian Christians Targeted in Turkey, Iraq and Syria

By Uzay Bulut Friday, November 18, 2016

Christians and other minorities are the most forgotten and most vulnerable people in the Middle East; they are being targeted because of their beliefs and ethnicity.

Yazidi

Turkey Uncensored: Yazidis – A History of Persecution

By Uzay Bulut Friday, November 4, 2016

Many have been victimized by Islamic supremacism and jihadist campaigns, but the Yazidi nation is one of the main victims of this genocidal ideology.