CHP’s political strategy may slow down Turkey’s march. However, will never halt it. It will be CHP’s one-way ticket to marginalization.
The alliance between the AK Party and MHP revealed a tangible outcome of the presidential system: reconciliation between political parties in a different form other than a coalition in the parliamentary system.
The toleration displayed by the U.S. Armed Forces towards groups like the YPG and PYD, which harbor terrorist elements, amounts to a violation of international law.
In order to decrease its unemployment rate, Turkey needs structural reforms in areas such as education, immigration policies and labor regulations.
Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact that they can still take sides against Ankara and side with the YPG and the PKK during the Afrin operation.
Iran is unlikely to respond harshly to the Afrin operation as Turkey does not cross Tehran’s “red lines” in Syria.
The PYD, under U.S. military and diplomatic protection, has committed vast human rights violations ranging from arming children to training them in terror camps.
Operation Olive Branch is crucial not only for the stability of Turkish politics, but also for the stability for the country’s economy.
While Bitcoin is yet to prove itself, cryptocurrencies have potential in the mid and long-term. Therefore, governments need to take initiatives that will prevent people from being victimized and allow the employment of blockchain technology.
Apart from military difficulties in Afrin, Turkey has to ready itself for a propaganda war with the YPG and journalists that sympathize with the group.