Opinion

New Cold War heats up around Cyprus

New Cold War heats up around Cyprus

Conflict appears to be closer in Cyprus than peace, despite the sincere will of its people to...

Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian

Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian Regime

The presidential elections in Egypt in March 2018 is a new step toward consolidating the...

The Future of CHP and Turkey s Democracy

The Future of CHP and Turkey’s Democracy

Will CHP be able to break the vicious cycle, contribute to democracy, find solutions to problems...

The PYD s Forced Migration Policy in Syria

The PYD’s Forced Migration Policy in Syria

Not only Arabs but also Turkmens, Kurds and Assyrians have suffered from the PYD's forced...

Who will land on both feet after the Afrin Operation

Who will land on both feet after the Afrin Operation?

Since Turkey implemented “boots on the ground” strategy in northern Syria, the Syrian crisis has...

What are Israel s Red Lines in Syria

What are Israel’s Red Lines in Syria?

Israel will continue its precision airstrikes in Syria and increase its focus on the Israel-Syria...

What does Qatari support for Turkey s Afrin Operation mean

What does Qatari support for Turkey’s Afrin Operation mean?

Gulf countries seem to have no strategy for dealing with Iran, and they are short-sighted in not...

French Secularism Towards Republican Authoritarianism

French Secularism: Towards Republican Authoritarianism?

If French secularism turns into full-fledged republican authoritarianism, as the course of events...

Art Artists and Politics No Limits for Transgression

Art, Artists and Politics: No Limits for Transgression?

It is impossible to think of artists as beings without political thoughts but when they cross the...

The US must end Support to the YPG to repair

The US must end Support to the YPG to repair Ties with Turkey

Recent visits by Trump administration officials have resulted in the creation of a strategic...

Does the 1997 Coup Trial Suffice to Confront the History

Does the 1997 Coup Trial Suffice to Confront the History of Coups?

The room for maneuver created by the strong reaction to the 2016 coup attempt by the Turkish...

Multi-speed EU Cure All Remedy or Dead End

Multi-speed EU: Cure All Remedy or Dead End?

Not only Brexit but the rise of populist movements almost everywhere paired with very vocal...

The Political Economy of the Post-modern Coup

The Political Economy of the “Post-modern” Coup

One of the most tragic features of the era in terms of the relationship between politics and...

Will the 1997 Memorandum Last a Thousand Years

Will the 1997 Memorandum Last a Thousand Years?

As pro-democratic political and public actors change power balances in their favor, coup attempts...

The Praxis of Husamettin Arslan

The Praxis of Husamettin Arslan

Arslan had said that his youth was spent in an interfile social circle due to the fact that he...

What Happened in Turkey on February 28

What Happened in Turkey on February 28?

Those who claim that February 28 was not a coup are only trying to cover up their own crimes. I’m...

Turgut Cansever In pursuit of wisdom through architecture

Turgut Cansever: In pursuit of wisdom through architecture

Turgut Cansever's primary concern was to combine architecture with ethics that entailed a...

The Unknown Side of Boko Haram How a Salafi Group

The Unknown Side of Boko Haram: How a Salafi Group Spread in Historically Sufi Northern Nigeria

Salafism has had a remarkable impact on the transformation of Islamic life in post-colonial...

Notes from the Border What Operation Olive Branch means for

Notes from the Border: What Operation Olive Branch means for the Border Towns of Turkey

A young Kilis resident we came across while walking said to us: “When they [terrorists] kill,...

Iran and the YPG Friends or Foes

Iran and the YPG: Friends or Foes?

During Operation Olive Branch, the YPG has used, visually confirmed, Iranian weapons. Among them...

From CHP to HDP a Hidden Tunnel in Turkish Politics

From CHP to HDP: a Hidden Tunnel in Turkish Politics

On the way to 2019, despite the discomfort that it creates among its voter base, Kilicdaroglu’s...

The AK Party-MHP Alliance and Turkey s Presidential System

The AK Party-MHP Alliance and Turkey’s Presidential System

The alliance-forming process between the AK Party and the MHP also revealed another tangible...

US Support to YPG Violation of US National Law

US Support to YPG: Violation of US National Law

The support the U.S. administration provides to the offshoots of the PKK constitutes serious...

What to Expect for the Turkish Economy in 2018

What to Expect for the Turkish Economy in 2018

Turkey will enter 2019, a year with two critical elections, much stronger if economic growth...