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To Hit or Not to Hit Assad Is That the

To Hit or Not to Hit Assad, Is That the Matter?

April 2018 strikes gave the message to Assad that the volume of strikes will increase if he uses...

Without a Coherent Strategy US Strikes Mean More Damage for

Without a Coherent Strategy, US Strikes Mean More Damage for Syria

If Trump chooses the “minimum strike” option by targeting more than one place including aircraft...

Why Does the Opposition in Turkey Polarize Society

Why Does the Opposition in Turkey Polarize Society?

Usually accompanied by the use of virulent and exclusionary language towards the rest,...

The Rise of Mohammad bin Salman and the Dynamism in

The Rise of Mohammad bin Salman and the Dynamism in Saudi Foreign Policy

It is obvious that Mohammad bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia will continue to become an active and...

Turkey s Energetic Moves to Diversify its Energy Resources

Turkey’s Energetic Moves to Diversify its Energy Resources

After pointless discussions, albeit a little late, Turkey stepped into the global nuclear league...

What s Behind the German Public's Mistrust Against Turkey

What’s Behind the German Public's Mistrust Against Turkey?

According to a recent survey conducted for the German public channel ARD, Germans don’t trust...

Assad Knows Chemical Attacks Will Not End His Regime

Assad Knows Chemical Attacks Will Not End His Regime

The international community has reassured Assad that he may be punished for it but using chemical...

FETO s Russian Roulette

FETO’s Russian Roulette?

As part of the investigation Turkey and Russia conducted jointly, Russia asked to examine the PC...

Re-Radicalization of the Gulenist Terror Cult

Re-Radicalization of the Gulenist Terror Cult

Even though most members of this terrorist organization were passivized, the ongoing debates show...

What does US Withdrawal from Syria Mean for Turkey

What does US Withdrawal from Syria Mean for Turkey?

The recent announcement of President Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria has not only...

Ankara Summit Discussing Divergent Scenarios in Syria

Ankara Summit: Discussing Divergent Scenarios in Syria

Among such diverging priorities, Turkey, Iran and Russia will need to give each other benefit of...

Does the Politics of Native-National Signify the AK Party s

Does the Politics of Native-National Signify the AK Party’s Decline?

The AK Party’s political paradigm is shaped by an amalgam of liberal, conservative and...

What are the Prospects of the Turkish Economy

What are the Prospects of the Turkish Economy?

A developing country such as Turkey needs not an over-valued currency but certainly an...

Germany s Candidacy for the UN Security Council

Germany’s Candidacy for the UN Security Council

New and more global responsibility seeking German self-perception cannot be reduced to one...

What America First May Mean for the Middle East

What “America First” May Mean for the Middle East

During the campaign, Trump had benefited immensely from his tough talk on Daesh while criticizing...

How Old is France s Latest Syria Move

How Old is France’s Latest Syria Move?

The statements issued by Élysée Palace regarding the Macron-SDF meeting stressed the male and...

Pre-Electoral Alliances in Presidential Systems

Pre-Electoral Alliances in Presidential Systems

If a party fails to convince its voters that it has achieved necessary gains from an alliance,...

The PKK and its Complicated Future

The PKK and its Complicated Future

The propaganda machine for the PKK has also lost its functionality after Turkey’s Afrin...

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey’s “allies” that arm, train, and protect the PKK may keep the group safe in some zones for...

Understanding the New Turkey Towards Post-Kemalist Politics

Understanding the New Turkey: Towards Post-Kemalist Politics

Following the momentum of economic and political liberalization in Turkey, and as the realm of...

Is the Turkish Economy Overheating

Is the Turkish Economy Overheating?

Reducing the current account deficit and inflation, and making high economic growth sustainable...

Who Decides Whether Islam Belongs to Germany or Not

Who Decides Whether Islam Belongs to Germany or Not?

If a democratic state accepts that the discourse of right-wing extremists will shape the...

Can Manbij serve as a Model for US-Turkey Cooperation in

Can Manbij serve as a Model for US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria?

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together in northern Syria, they could broaden their regional...

CHP s Possible Strategies for the 2019 Election

CHP’s Possible Strategies for the 2019 Election

From the 1970s onwards, Erbakan established four different political parties – all which were...