While Putin’s announcement of withdrawal from Syria was to convey the message that Russia had won the war and is withdrawing most of its military personnel, the country is scheduled to hold presidential elections in 2018 and Putin, naturally, wants his “victories” to serve him in the election.
The ideological emptiness of Meral Aksener’s Iyi Party won’t let it live for too long in Turkish politics.
The unemployment rate in Turkey decreased 0.7 point to 10.6 percent in September, compared to the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced Friday.
The deterioration of relations between Turkey and the U.S. can be a showcase for how the U.S. is losing its influence around the world.
The OIC Istanbul declaration, “Freedom for al-Quds,” recognizes the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, and calls on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the occupied capital of Palestine.
Israelis and their American and European supporters must realize that the troubles in Palestine will not go away until the Israeli occupation ends.
A week after U.S. President Donald Trump announced Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation responded by acknowledging East Jerusalem as the occupied capital of Palestine.
While Trump’s Jerusalem decision is a threat to regional countries, Israel foremost among them, the U.S. will also be affected by rising radicalism unless something is done to counter it.
Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel presented Mr. Putin an opportunity to strengthen his influence over the Islamic world.
As a result of its alliance with the US, the PKK expanded territories it captured and began to consolidate its territorial control in the Middle East.