Opinion

F 35 Case Not the First Time Won t be

F–35 Case: Not the First Time, Won’t be the Last

If the U.S. Senate approves the bill to punish Ankara, then it will punish its own defense...

The YPG's Child Recruits An Accustomed Human Rights Abuse

The YPG's Child Recruits: An Accustomed Human Rights Abuse?

All the sources and data on the subject indicate that the PYD, which endeavors to idealize its...

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections: The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics

U.S. regional allies, the Israel-Gulf bloc’s demands toward breaking Iran’s regional influence...

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij?

Turkey's low-profile operation in northern Iraq against the terrorist organization, the PKK,...

What are the Legal Implications of Withdrawing from the Iran

What are the Legal Implications of Withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal?

While the Trump administration’s decision may cause increased conflict with Europe, the disregard...

Uninvited Guests of the Inhospitable Sea

Uninvited Guests of the Inhospitable Sea

The EU severely depends on Turkey, as it did regarding the Aegean Sea, in the subjects of the...

The Hunchback of Germany Right Populism

The Hunchback of Germany: Right Populism

The question has to be asked again: What does Germany stand for? Freedom and liberalism or...

The PKK s Exploitation of Women Assumptions vs Realities

The PKK’s Exploitation of Women: Assumptions vs. Realities

Although listed as a terror group by many Western states and Western-based institutions such as...

Does Pentagon s 2019 Budget Deny Trump s Latest Syria

Does Pentagon’s 2019 Budget Deny Trump’s Latest Syria Statement?

The Pentagon’s agenda for Syria lacks strategic guidance and it is short-sighted and...

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

The Turco-Qatari military cooperation holds a great potential in countering the Saudi-Iranian...

What is Turkey s Shale Gas Potential

What is Turkey’s Shale Gas Potential?

The existing shale gas potential of Turkey, though not abundant, can still decrease the country's...

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...