The Council of State’s decision on the Student Oath has no rationality as Turkey is no longer the “old Turkey.”
Ankara has learnt how to survive, not only without American support, but also despite the American efforts to hurt the country politically and economically. Turkey has learnt how to carry out cross-border military operations in a country where U.S. forces are settled in favor of Turkey’s adversaries.
Mohammad bin Salman’s political ambitions might lead him to future disasters like the Yemen, Hariri and Khashoggi ones. However, if regional tensions can be lowered due to a politically weakened MbS, it could count as a win for Turkey.
Turkish security units tracked down the 15-member hit squad responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder due to the concise camera security network in Istanbul.
In Turkey today while on the one hand there is no actual problem with the country’s republican character, on the other hand, certain secularist circles aggressively disregard its additional and necessary democracy component.
“The sharp depreciation of the Turkish Lira (TL) has made the value of Turkish assets cheaper, creating profitable investment opportunities for foreign capital. It is not difficult to guess that individuals and businesspeople that make investments in Turkey at such an appropriate time will get high returns in the medium and long run.”
It’s too early to tell whether the People’s Alliance between the AK Party and MHP will come to an end.
In terms of the Student Oath in Turkey, we need to question why the judiciary is still acting in an entrenched (Kemalist) ideological way.
“Recent developments in Iraq illustrate that the KDP and PUK will continue to dominate Iraqi politics. You can essentially read this as the Barzani and Talebani houses continuing their reign on this shaky settlement, a settlement found based on a delicate division of power in the region.”
Is the judiciary in Turkey trying to come back as a force guarding the old Kemalist regime?