Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Two prominent regional powers in the Middle East have remained high on the international agenda recently: Iran, due to the sanctions going to be imposed, and Saudi Arabia, due to the Jamal Khashoggi murder.

The Khashoggi Affair Ushers in a New Era in the Region

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.

Celebrating the Republic with concrete action

By completing megaprojects like Istanbul’s new airport, Turkey is setting an example for the entire region by promoting closer integration with the rest of the world, pursuing its national interest and promoting an inclusive national identity.