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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...

A Divided Europe and Turkey

A Divided Europe and Turkey

Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target...

Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin

Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin?

Iran’s red lines concerning intervention in Syria are the presence of the regime and the securing...

Reign of Terror in Northern Syria Displacement Routine by the

Reign of Terror in Northern Syria: Displacement Routine by the PYD

The PYD, under U.S. military and diplomatic protection, has committed vast human rights...

Is Operation Olive Branch a Threat for the Stability of

Is Operation Olive Branch a Threat for the Stability of the Turkish Economy?

Striking a blow against terrorist organizations is crucial to maintain not only political...

The Rise of Bitcoin and its Ambiguous Future

The Rise of Bitcoin and its Ambiguous Future

Cryptocurrencies are an important component of the great digital transformation. As discussed in...

What will Turkey Face during the Afrin Operation

What will Turkey Face during the Afrin Operation?

In addition to the military difficulties to be embraced, Turkey has to ready itself for a...

Operation Olive Branch Direct Intervention Indirect Message

Operation Olive Branch: Direct Intervention, Indirect Message

Operation Olive Branch must be assessed in two aspects: the role of the operation in Turkey's...

What does Afrin mean for Turkey's War on Terror

What does Afrin mean for Turkey's War on Terror?

Turkey’s first goal is to minimize the PKK’s presence and capacity and force it to withdraw from...

Everything about Operation Olive Branch

Everything about Operation Olive Branch

Land forces of the TSK and FSA will simultaneously penetrate the defense lines of the PKK/YPG on...

Why are Syrian Rebels Losing Ground in Idlib

Why are Syrian Rebels Losing Ground in Idlib?

While the Syrian opposition enjoyed important support within Syrian society, HTS is logically...

The Transformation of Money and Blockchain Technology

The Transformation of Money and Blockchain Technology

It is argued that blockchain, the underlying element of digital currencies, will have the most...

A Charm Offensive Turkey and France Reset Relations

A Charm Offensive: Turkey and France Reset Relations

Both leaders need one another. Macron can gain regional and global stature via Turkey; Turkey can...

Why Interpersonal Violence is a Global Issue

Why Interpersonal Violence is a Global Issue

Interpersonal violence needs to be taken into consideration on a serious level as it can result...

Towards a more Realistic German Foreign Policy

Towards a more Realistic German Foreign Policy?

Rather than radical changes, small yet realistic steps can be taken in German foreign policy in...

Trump the Israeli Lobby and Christian Zionism

Trump, the Israeli Lobby and Christian Zionism

"I said, 'If you look at 1917, it was a Jubilee Year, and the Balfour Amendment came, and then in...

Re-shaping the Middle East Israel-backed UAE-Saudi Alliance

Re-shaping the Middle East? Israel-backed UAE-Saudi Alliance

The failure of the Saudi-UAE axis in regards to the Jerusalem issue illustrates the fact that...