Opinion

Will the Far-Right Lead Europe

Will the Far-Right Lead Europe?

Insufficient knowledge and self-perception on Islamophobia and xenophobia by EU states is a...

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era A Turkish Perspective

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era: A Turkish Perspective

Many of the problems in U.S.-Turkey relations are structural. Had Erdogan never come to power,...

Will Eastern Mediterranean Gas Bring Prosperity or Disorder

Will Eastern Mediterranean Gas Bring Prosperity or Disorder?

The most important subject for the Eastern Mediterranean today is the derivation of economic...

Military Escalation in North Hama A Deal or a Dilemma

Military Escalation in North Hama: A Deal or a Dilemma?

A weak cease-fire is likely but also open to the possibility of further escalation in the field....

War Drums Beat Louder in the Middle East

War Drums Beat Louder in the Middle East

Trump's warmongers are pressing harder for a military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. U.S....

Turkey's Legal Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey's Legal Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt, Israel and Greece are meeting frequently to focus on partitioning the Eastern...

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

As journalists who closely follow Turkish politics, we are used to the inner debates and quests...

Istanbul Mayoral Elections II CHP for Democracy or Democracy for

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (II): CHP for Democracy or Democracy for CHP?

The CHP is the only unrivaled political party in Turkey in objecting to the election results....

An Iron Curtain on the Eastern Mediterranean Will the US

An Iron Curtain on the Eastern Mediterranean: Will the US Isolate Turkey?

A new cold war was not a development Ankara wished for, nor did Ankara wish for one to begin in...

The Libya Crisis and the Future of Khalifa Haftar

The Libya Crisis and the Future of Khalifa Haftar

Haftar's entry to Tripoli and seizure of the administration via weapons will create an...

Istanbul Mayoral Elections I What Really Happened

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (I): What Really Happened

For what or in spite of what did the AK Party and its ally MHP claim that the election was...

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul?

Winning Istanbul’s mayoral elections is almost equal to winning Turkey’s elections. Therefore,...

Change of Game in Turkish Politics The New Political Blocs

Change of Game in Turkish Politics: The New Political Blocs

Centralizing and de-centralizing dynamics existing side-by-side create a complex situation for...

The Syrian Regime s Strategy of Forced Migration

The Syrian Regime’s Strategy of Forced Migration

Forced migration and displacement are among the unlawful and most effective measures that the...

Turkey s Energy Fight in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey’s Energy Fight in the Eastern Mediterranean

Since the early 2000s, Turkey has experienced many ups and downs in its energy fight in the...

How CHP s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run

How CHP’s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run Elections in Istanbul

The objection and criticism to YSK’s decision should not reach to the dimensions that would harm...

How Long Can Iran Resist US Pressure

How Long Can Iran Resist US Pressure?

Iran needs to be very careful about the steps that it will pursue against the U.S. The assumption...

Lies Damned Lies and Fake News

Lies, Damned Lies and Fake News

The advance of fake news and information is not a new phenomenon but the media by which it is...

Trump s Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist

Trump’s Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization is a Grave Mistake

As the international community showed discontent to Trump’s recent designation of the Iranian...

The Occupation of Deir Ezzor

The Occupation of Deir Ezzor

The frustration of the local Arab population in Deir Ezzor is grounded in the unequal share of...

Why did Jordan s King Abdullah II meet with the

Why did Jordan’s King Abdullah II meet with the Islah Bloc?

The “Deal of the Century” puts the most pressure on Jordan and in turn this phenomenon is...

Changes in Indonesian Foreign Policy After the Elections

Changes in Indonesian Foreign Policy After the Elections

As the largest Muslim country and the third biggest democracy in the world, Indonesia is among...

A Tale of Two Erdogans How The West Went Rogue

A Tale of Two Erdogans: How The West Went Rogue on Turkey

Whilst Erdoğan and the AK party have not changed in their ideology and overall mission for the...

How will US Sanctions on Iran Affect the Region and

How will US Sanctions on Iran Affect the Region and the World?

Remembering how the civil war that erupted in Iraq after the breakdown of the Saddam Hussein...