İbrahim Kalın

İbrahim Kalın

İbrahim Kalın is assistant to the Turkish President and the current Press Secretary in the Turkish Presidential Complex
The Syria summit in Ankara

The Syria summit in Ankara

April 7, 2018
Without denying the complexities of the Syrian war in its current state, the Ankara summit was an important step to clear Syria from all terrorist elements and facilitate the political process that will give the Syrian people their freedom, peace, stability and dignity.
Afrin Victory for peace defeat for terrorism

Afrin: Victory for peace, defeat for terrorism

March 24, 2018
The Afrin operation is a major blow to terrorists in northern Syria and should be supported by everyone who takes a clear stance against terrorism in all of its forms.
Hayy ibn Yaqdhan' and the European Enlightenment

'Hayy ibn Yaqdhan' and the European Enlightenment

March 10, 2018
Ibn Tufayl's masterpiece remains as relevant today as it was centuries ago. Its enduring legacy is a testimony to its core message that what we do with the gifts of reason, faith, understanding and compassion matters more than anything else.
Erdogan's Vatican visit promises hope for global peace

Erdogan's Vatican visit promises hope for global peace

February 12, 2018
President Erdogan's meeting with Pope Francis should be welcomed as an important opportunity to work for a common agenda of peace, security and friendship in a world of growing racism, intolerance, ignorance and violence.
Allies should support Turkey against terrorism

Allies should support Turkey against terrorism

January 28, 2018
Just as Turkey supports its allies in their fight against terrorism, they should support Turkey in its fight against terrorism, whether it is Daesh, the PKK or FETO.
Race for civilization

Race for civilization

January 13, 2018
Being civilized is not tied to material possession or technological gadgets. It is about being human in the most fundamental sense of the term.
Connecting with Africa in a multipolar world

Connecting with Africa in a multipolar world

December 30, 2017
Africa deserves to be treated as an equal partner on the world stage, needing peace, justice and stability and not new forms of exploitation.
Jerusalem is not alone

Jerusalem is not alone

December 23, 2017
The loud and clear message of Thursday's U.N. General Assembly vote is that Jerusalem is not alone and tactics of intimidation, blackmail, occupation and dispossession cannot be a norm in the 21st century.
Jerusalem is not for sale

Jerusalem is not for sale

December 16, 2017
Israelis and their American and European supporters must realize that the troubles in the Holy Land will not go away until the Israeli occupation ends.
What is next in post-Daesh Syria

What is next in post-Daesh Syria?

December 2, 2017
Post-Daesh, post-Assad Syria should be a cause for celebration for the Syrian people and millions of refugees rather than another adventure in costly geo-political muscling.