Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish writer and journalist with a regular column in the English-language paper Hurriyet Daily News. Akyol is a committed advocate for freedom of expression at a time when Turkey has increased its crackdown on the media, with journalists facing threats, raids, and prison sentences. He is an expert on Islamic issues who argues against religious extremism from a Muslim point of view. Akyol’s 2011 book "Islam Without Extremes" called for an interpretation of Islam that fuses liberal ideas with a respect for religious tradition. He has also appeared on programs such as BBC’s "Hardtalk" and CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS," and is a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times.

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  • RT @JournosInTurkey: Crowds gathered in front of the #Agos daily to mark the 10th anniversary of the #HrantDink murder, demanding justice f…Thu Jan 19, 7:27am
  • Take conspiracy theories out, and there will be a lot less mania, oppression and violence in the world. https://t.co/7eBRNcvxaAWed Jan 18, 5:46pm
  • With my comments: “As parliament bickers & brawls, Turkey's Erdogan could be on cusp of claiming vast new powers” https://t.co/H6LNKGFpfHWed Jan 18, 9:50am

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