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Meanderings on the Road to Presidency Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency: Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

The CHP should try to clarify what the party’s main purpose is in the short and long-term and...

Trump s Double quot Conflation quot Problem

Trump’s Double "Conflation" Problem

In such an “interconnected” and “intertwined” world, the economic sphere must have a certain...

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain...

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics Why are People Leaving

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics: Why are People Leaving?

In light of this picture, the claim or the fact that some educated and wealthy people have left...

Egypt s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in

Egypt’s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt and its allies preferred to exclude the most important countries in the Eastern...

Turkey's Fight Against Terrorism PKK not Kurds

Turkey's Fight Against Terrorism: PKK, not Kurds

There is a deliberate confusion by using the term “Kurds” in relation to both societal or even...

Another Bumpy Week in US-Turkey Relations

Another Bumpy Week in US-Turkey Relations

The continued U.S. insistence on the use of the general category “Kurds” to describe the YPG...

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

During the meeting between the two, Erdogan and Imamoglu spoke about the future of Istanbul and...

Is the spring finally coming to the Turkey-PUK relations

Is the spring finally coming to the Turkey-PUK relations?

Turkey has a simple rule: do not support the PKK if you do not want to catch my wrath.

Pompeo s Long Tour How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the

Pompeo’s Long Tour: How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the US in the Middle East

An interesting aspect of Pompeo's recent visit to the Middle East is that he prefers to hold...

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Although the withdrawal remains unclear, the road-map for Turkey is clear. Firstly, as President...

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem?

If the lack of liberty, disrespect for merit, and an economic slowdown are not the reasons behind...

Can Germany s Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council

Can Germany’s Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council Bring Reform?

Germany already had established together with Brazil, Japan and India the so-called G4 group in...

Erdogan in the NYT Turkey is the only Viable Partner

Erdogan in the NYT: Turkey is the only Viable Partner for the US

Erdogan states that Turkey can defeat (and has already defeated) Daesh militarily and, further,...

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria?...

The Sisyphean Task of CHP Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

The Sisyphean Task of CHP: Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

Reproducing anti-Erdogan discourse has become the Sisyphean task of the CHP in order to cover the...

Macron s Syria Policy Does France want to Play the

Macron’s Syria Policy: Does France want to Play the Role of the US?

French President Emmanuel Macron took his stance in the White House-Pentagon conflict, praising...

Turkey s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019 Further Challenges and

Turkey’s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019: Further Challenges and New Opportunities

New determinants in Turkish politics reflect one point: It is possible to see a new balance of...

The SETA Foundation s 2018 Annual Report has been Published

The SETA Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report has been Published

The SETA Foundation's Annual Report consists of eight comprehensive parts that address, for...

Turkey's Counter-Terrorism Efforts in 2018

Turkey's Counter-Terrorism Efforts in 2018

With the recent U.S. decision to pull out of Syria and stop supporting the PKK’s Syrian offshoot...

How will the Legacy of 2018 shape Politics in the

How will the Legacy of 2018 shape Politics in the Middle East in 2019?

The legacy of 2018 will be clearly visible during the following year. There would be serious...

Do Historical Analogies Make Sense to Understand the Yellow Vest

Do Historical Analogies Make Sense to Understand the Yellow Vest Movement in France?

Despite all these comparisons, it is commonly believed that the Yellow Vests constitute an...

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of...

How the Presidential Systems in the US and Turkey React

How the Presidential Systems in the US and Turkey React Differently to Budget Issues

The longest government shutdown occurred under President Bill Clinton and this had costed the...