Middle East

Strategic Goal and Operational Context of the Euphrates Shield

Strategic Goal and Operational Context of the Euphrates Shield

The Euphrates Shield is intended to create a terror-free zone cleared of Daesh and PYD/PKK...

How Did Iranians Approach the Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

How Did Iranians Approach the Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey?

Fortunately, many Iranians inside the country see any coup attempt as categorically damnable, as...

The US Army Special Forces in Syria

The US Army Special Forces in Syria

The US policy in northern Syria raises the question: could Turkey benefit more from a possible...

Turkey Can Play a Role in Riyadh-Tehran Rapprochement

Turkey Can Play a Role in Riyadh-Tehran Rapprochement

With Turkey’s involvement, it is not a remote prospect that Iran and Saudi Arabia will be...

How Can Turkish-Iranian Commonalities Outweigh the Areas of Disagreement

How Can Turkish-Iranian Commonalities Outweigh the Areas of Disagreement?

Turkey and Iran should increase the level of bilateral direct investment to soften the impact of...

The Troubling Legacy of the Sykes-Picot A Century-Old Chaos in

The Troubling Legacy of the Sykes-Picot: A Century-Old Chaos in the Arab Middle East

If the Sykes-Picot arrangement is to be overwhelmed by new territorial reshuffle, this should not...

Sykes-Picot The Symbol of Western Imperialism in the Middle East

Sykes-Picot: The Symbol of Western Imperialism in the Middle East

Dividing the region into smaller political units will not bring political stability to the Middle...

Is the Spirit of Sykes-Picot Still Alive in the Middle

Is the Spirit of Sykes-Picot Still Alive in the Middle East after a Century?

The conditions of the Sykes-Picot agreement are no longer valid, but the spirit of the agreement...

Going Back to the Origins Change and Continuity in Egyptian

Going Back to the Origins: Change and Continuity in Egyptian Society

Faruk Yaslıçimen, Editor-in-Chief of The New Turkey, interviewed with the director of the Yunus...

Is Normalization Possible in Turkish-Egyptian Relations

Is Normalization Possible in Turkish-Egyptian Relations?

It is in both countries interests to overcome the crisis, both governments might need to reassess...

Turkey and Egypt Towards a Normalization

Turkey and Egypt: Towards a Normalization?

Turkish-Egyptian relations have been in crisis since the military coup that toppled the first...

The 2016 Elections in Iran

The 2016 Elections in Iran

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a clear message to friends and foes alike that Turkey...

What is Sectarian Politics

What is Sectarian Politics?

Pro-sectarian politics is one of the most important obstacles to the development of a politics of...

Increasing Cooperation Between Ankara and Washington on the Syrian Issue

Increasing Cooperation Between Ankara and Washington on the Syrian Issue: How About Revisiting the Safe Zone Idea?

Last week, just before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the United States, U.S. Deputy...

The Geneva Talks and Syria in its Aftermath

The Geneva Talks and Syria in its Aftermath

The Geneva Talks held in order to find a diplomatic solution to the Syria problem failed as...

Russia in Syria

Russia in Syria

In the last five years Russia has been a keen supporter of Bashar Assad and eventually, decided...

ISIL Horror and Terror Revisited

ISIL: Horror and Terror Revisited

ISIL is a modern phenomenon and it is in many ways not different from fascism or communism which...