Politics

Why the Gulf Crisis is Here to Stay

Why the Gulf Crisis is Here to Stay

The idea of a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar is wishful...

Does Germany s Political System Need Fundamental Reform

Does Germany’s Political System Need Fundamental Reform?

Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy has called for reform of Germany's...

Can Tense Relations between Turkey and the US be Improved

Can Tense Relations between Turkey and the US be Improved?

Even if the two leaders are eager to solve the existing problems between two countries, there is...

Europe's Response to Turkey's Military Operation is Less About Security

Europe's Response to Turkey's Military Operation is Less About Security and More About Prejudice

Turkey’s recent military operation against the YPG in northeast Syria brought to the surface all...

SPD s Uninspiring Elections Will Lead to No Change

SPD’s Uninspiring Elections Will Lead to No Change

In the next weeks, SPD members will ultimately have a new chairperson on whom party members will...

European Daesh Fighters A Nightmare Knocking on the EU s

European Daesh Fighters: A Nightmare Knocking on the EU’s Door

Taking those foreign terrorist fighters back is the legal obligation of their home countries, but...

After 17 Years of Rule How Can the AK Party

After 17 Years of Rule, How Can the AK Party Maintain Public Support?

After their surprise victory in 2002, the AK Party have maintained power for 17 years building a...

The Only Way Out for Russia Is to Let Turkey

The Only Way Out for Russia Is to Let Turkey Weaken the YPG

Vladimir Putin may have made promises he is incapable of keeping. The only way out for Russia...

The Changing Dimensions of Turkey's Counterterrorism Policy

The Changing Dimensions of Turkey's Counterterrorism Policy

Turkey has a long-standing experience of fighting an uphill battle against a variety of terror...

Germany s Safe Zone Proposal A Failed Move for Domestic

Germany’s Safe Zone Proposal: A Failed Move for Domestic Ambitions

At the end of the day, the move by the CDU leader will most likely not contribute positively...

Why Does Iran Fail to Grasp Turkey s Security Concerns

Why Does Iran Fail to Grasp Turkey’s Security Concerns in Syria?

Iran’s ambivalent policy fuels distrust of Turkey’s decision makers towards Iran. If Iran...

Defense Trade and Foreign Policy An Interview with CAST Director

Defense, Trade and Foreign Policy: An Interview with CAST Director Ruslan Pukhov

Turkey became a very influential actor in the Middle East and Eurasia. But this Turkey was not...

The YPG Myth Downplays a Danger For the West

The YPG Myth Downplays a Danger For the West

A false narrative is established in which YPG members, sympathizers and even its leading figures...

Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again

Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again?

The CHP’s flip-flopping position on the Syria issue shows a clash of opinions between two...

Operation Peace Spring was an Obligation to Turkey's Sovereignty

Operation Peace Spring was an Obligation to Turkey's Sovereignty

Calling it an invasion falls short of explaining the conditions that brought Turkey to this...

Is a Trilateral Summit between the US Russia and Turkey

Is a Trilateral Summit between the US, Russia, and Turkey Achievable?

Turkey’s growing relations with Russia and the US will offer new opportunities for the...

Is a New Adana Agreement on the Agenda

Is a New Adana Agreement on the Agenda?

Russia has long argued for the reactivation of the Adana protocol to facilitate direct contacts...

Making Sense of Turkey s Military Operations in Northern Syria

Making Sense of Turkey’s Military Operations in Northern Syria

There is the likelihood that Operation Peace Spring might be resumed in the projected safe zone...

Wilfully Ignorant Western Objections to Turkey Are Not Based On

Wilfully Ignorant? Western Objections to Turkey Are Not Based On Facts But Prejudice

Western countries, think-tanks, and media representatives do not hesitate to challenge Turkey in...

The Propaganda War over Northern Syria Who Wins Who Loses

The Propaganda War over Northern Syria: Who Wins? Who Loses?

Why do European countries harshly criticize Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria?...

Why Turkey Is Dismantling the YPG from Northern Syria

Why Turkey Is Dismantling the YPG from Northern Syria

No doubt, Operation Peace Spring will take its place in the history books as a military operation...

Sanctions Will Not Deter Turkey but Only Weaken the NATO

Sanctions Will Not Deter Turkey but Only Weaken the NATO Alliance

The US has not understood its longtime ally at all. Turkey wants to prevent the establishment of...