Politics

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency: Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

The CHP should try to clarify what the party’s main purpose is in the short and long-term and...

The Exchange of Threats on the Opposite Side of the

The Exchange of Threats on the Opposite Side of the Taiwan Strait

No doubt that China, under the leadership of Xi Jinping, yearns to fulfill political advancement...

Trump s Double quot Conflation quot Problem

Trump’s Double "Conflation" Problem

In such an “interconnected” and “intertwined” world, the economic sphere must have a certain...

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain...

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics Why are People Leaving

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics: Why are People Leaving?

In light of this picture, the claim or the fact that some educated and wealthy people have left...

Egypt s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in

Egypt’s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt and its allies preferred to exclude the most important countries in the Eastern...

How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

The use of drones became popular among terrorist organizations as soon as the security...

Tunisia in a Predicament Echoes of the Tunisian Revolution Lingering

Tunisia in a Predicament: Echoes of the Tunisian Revolution Lingering

Blaise's aphorism that 'frustration at that failure has no more gruesome expression than...

America s MESA Delusion

America’s MESA Delusion

The idea of forming a strategic alliance in the Middle East (MESA) is not new. It came under many...

Turkey's Fight Against Terrorism PKK not Kurds

Turkey's Fight Against Terrorism: PKK, not Kurds

There is a deliberate confusion by using the term “Kurds” in relation to both societal or even...

Turkey's Relationship with Pakistan and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Turkey's Relationship with Pakistan and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

With the BRI and CPEC aimed at enhancing economic integration and prosperity in the region, it...

Another Bumpy Week in US-Turkey Relations

Another Bumpy Week in US-Turkey Relations

The continued U.S. insistence on the use of the general category “Kurds” to describe the YPG...

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

During the meeting between the two, Erdogan and Imamoglu spoke about the future of Istanbul and...

Is the spring finally coming to the Turkey-PUK relations

Is the spring finally coming to the Turkey-PUK relations?

Turkey has a simple rule: do not support the PKK if you do not want to catch my wrath.

Pompeo s Long Tour How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the

Pompeo’s Long Tour: How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the US in the Middle East

An interesting aspect of Pompeo's recent visit to the Middle East is that he prefers to hold...

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Developments on the ground in Idlib and a bigger HTS presence will have serious implications for...

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Although the withdrawal remains unclear, the road-map for Turkey is clear. Firstly, as President...

The AK Party s Plan to Use Social Media for

The AK Party’s Plan to Use Social Media for its Digital Election Campaign

For the March 31 elections, around 1.5 million first-time voters will go to polls. The figures...

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem?

If the lack of liberty, disrespect for merit, and an economic slowdown are not the reasons behind...

Can Germany s Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council

Can Germany’s Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council Bring Reform?

Germany already had established together with Brazil, Japan and India the so-called G4 group in...

Erdogan in the NYT Turkey is the only Viable Partner

Erdogan in the NYT: Turkey is the only Viable Partner for the US

Erdogan states that Turkey can defeat (and has already defeated) Daesh militarily and, further,...

How Sisi s Plans for a PR Campaign Turned into

How Sisi’s Plans for a PR Campaign Turned into an International Scandal

Egyptian media outlet Mada Masr argued that due to the fear of domestic reactions, the Egyptian...

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria?...

The Sisyphean Task of CHP Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

The Sisyphean Task of CHP: Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

Reproducing anti-Erdogan discourse has become the Sisyphean task of the CHP in order to cover the...