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Turkey braced for accelerated system transformation

Turkey braced for accelerated system transformation

The announcement from Erdogan concerning early presidential and general elections in just two...

Thinking positively on the Syrian war

Thinking positively on the Syrian war

What can end the conflicts and dilemmas in Syria is an effective initiative taken by the...

Five reasons why Turkey is holding snap elections

Five reasons why Turkey is holding snap elections

Although the opposition has expressed positive views about the decision to hold snap elections,...

Airstrikes will not make a difference in Syria

Airstrikes will not make a difference in Syria

Western countries may appease Ankara, but it will not deter Turkey from cooperating with Russia...

France's ambition in Syria is a limited strategy small victory

France's ambition in Syria is a limited strategy, small victory

Turkish-Russian relations, which survived Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and the assassination...

Turkey's best bet in Syria is to take advantage of

Turkey's best bet in Syria is to take advantage of controlled tensions

Joint airstrike by the U.S., France and U.K. after the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons in...

Locked and loaded but no policy in Syria

Locked and loaded, but no policy in Syria

Even though the U.S., U.K. and France acted against Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons, it's...

Who is playing whom in the Syrian puzzle

Who is playing whom in the Syrian puzzle?

U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the recent chemical attack in Syria would keep the U.S....

Kosovo is only a beginning

Kosovo is only a beginning

Washington should consider Ankara as an important ally instead of depending on terrorist...

The Saudi crown prince's unusual quest for legitimacy

The Saudi crown prince's unusual quest for legitimacy

While he alienates most regional countries and a large segment of society, he tries to win the...

Turkey's foreign policy shaped by interests not ideology

Turkey's foreign policy shaped by interests, not ideology

In the face of deepening chaos in the international system and in its neighborhood, Turkey must...

West responsible for Turkey's partnership with Russia Iran in Syria

West responsible for Turkey's partnership with Russia, Iran in Syria

Let's make one thing clear: Turkey's decision to work more closely with Russia without severing...

US changing 'red lines' in Syria

US changing 'red lines' in Syria

The international community and the U.S. fail to be a deterrent to prevent the brutal...

US withdrawal from Syria One for all or all for

US withdrawal from Syria: One for all or all for one?

The ambiguity of the U.S.'s Syria policy generates many questions and concerns for all in the...

Turkey steps into global nuclear league

Turkey steps into global nuclear league

Akkuyu will lead the way in Turkey's quest to enter the global league of countries possessing and...

The Syria summit in Ankara

The Syria summit in Ankara

Without denying the complexities of the Syrian war in its current state, the Ankara summit was an...

The last hope of the Washington elite

The last hope of the Washington elite

The chaotic divergence in the U.S. administration aside, Washington has no complete policy for...

Dramatic increase in Islamophobia in Europe

Dramatic increase in Islamophobia in Europe

European countries and EU institutions such as European Parliament need to recognize Islamophobia...

Turkey and Russia-Iran turbulence

Turkey and Russia-Iran turbulence

It is too early to describe the joint Western reaction against Moscow as a new cold war. Unlike...

Continuity of partnership between Turkey and the US needs determination

Continuity of partnership between Turkey and the US needs determination

Who will control the armed and trained YPG members is a key question that follows the U.S.'s...

Is the new target Sinjar or Manbij and what does

Is the new target Sinjar or Manbij and what does Turkey want to do?

Following successful counter terrorism operations in Northern Syria, Turkey resolute to entirely...

What is next in Syria after Afrin

What is next in Syria after Afrin?

Turkey now has a more concrete road map for the future of both Syria and Iraq and it has declared...

Turkey wants to fill geopolitical void in Middle East

Turkey wants to fill geopolitical void in Middle East

Washington should find a way to cooperate with Ankara as Trump steps toward creating a more...

Turkey and the Middle East's emerging geopolitical void

Turkey and the Middle East's emerging geopolitical void

A new way of Arab nationalism based on more radical sectarian discourses is currently being...