Kemal İnat

Kemal İnat

Kemal Inat received his PhD from Siegen University with his doctoral thesis focusing on Turkish Middle Eastern Policy at the turn of the 21st Century. Currently, Inat is a Professor at the Department of International Relations at Sakarya University.
Is the European Defense Union Viable

Is the European Defense Union Viable?

December 4, 2018
The “European Defense Union” initiative is a manifestation of the campaign kicked off by Germany and France in order to create excitement within the Union and to take an effective step against the Eurosceptics.
A Divided Europe and Turkey

A Divided Europe and Turkey

February 12, 2018
Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact that they can still take sides against Ankara and side with the YPG and the PKK during the Afrin operation.
Diplomacy to Compensate International Inequality UN Jerusalem Vote

Diplomacy to Compensate International Inequality: UN Jerusalem Vote

December 29, 2017
Turkey achieved what the U.S. – who has immense diplomatic power – could not do. Through its effective diplomatic efforts, Ankara managed to gain support from other leading countries across the world on the issue of Jerusalem.
Is Russia really withdrawing from Syria

Is Russia really withdrawing from Syria?

December 16, 2017
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 Latest on the Syrian Civil War The Victors and

The Latest on the Syrian Civil War: The Victors and the Defeated

December 2, 2017
So, who are the winners and losers of the civil war, which is in its seventh year, and which parties are preparing to end through the Geneva process?
How realistic is the European Defense Union

How realistic is the European Defense Union?

November 16, 2017
During times where people are beginning to question the end of the EU, the “European Defense Union” initiative, led by France and Germany, is a mere attempt to create excitement and to take an effective step against their opponents. Considering the fact that similar steps have failed in this regard, there remains the question as to whether the EU can be successful in this attempt - which it launched during its weakest times.   
Turkey and Iran Towards a Renewed Partnership

Turkey and Iran: Towards a Renewed Partnership?

October 17, 2017
Confronting each other in the power struggles taking place in Syria and Iraq, Ankara and Tehran have seen that the picture emerging while the cloud of dust spread by Daesh in Syria and Iraq is about to dissolve, constitutes a serious threat to both countries’ security-related interests.
Instability awaiting post-election Germany

Instability awaiting post-election Germany

October 2, 2017
In an attempt to increase economic and political pressure on Turkey by claiming that Ankara only understands from stern language, it should be underlined that a party who has maintained this negative discourse sharing political power in a coalition will have negative consequences for Turkish-German relations.
What does the referendum in Northern Iraq mean for Turkey

What does the referendum in Northern Iraq mean for Turkey and the Middle East?

September 29, 2017
For Turkey, who accomplished a great deal in her fight against the PKK within domestic borders, it is unacceptable for this terrorist group, which seeks to find a de facto state in northern Syria with the support of the U.S., to enhance its influence towards northern Iraq.
What does Turkey want in Iraq

What does Turkey want in Iraq?

September 21, 2017
The fundamental reason for Ankara’s close interest in Iraq is the country’s failure to ensure security within its own territory and its failure to prevent the PKK’s deployment in northern Iraq.