Politics

Another Populist Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's Statements on Istanbul Elections

Another Populist? Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's Statements on Istanbul Elections

Even in a case where the CHP candidate becomes successful on June 23, the fact is that the German...

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era A Turkish Perspective

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era: A Turkish Perspective

Many of the problems in U.S.-Turkey relations are structural. Had Erdogan never come to power,...

What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections

What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections?

Survey results do not properly explain why the vote difference between the two candidates –...

Military Escalation in North Hama A Deal or a Dilemma

Military Escalation in North Hama: A Deal or a Dilemma?

A weak cease-fire is likely but also open to the possibility of further escalation in the field....

War Drums Beat Louder in the Middle East

War Drums Beat Louder in the Middle East

Trump's warmongers are pressing harder for a military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. U.S....

Turkey's Legal Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey's Legal Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt, Israel and Greece are meeting frequently to focus on partitioning the Eastern...

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

As journalists who closely follow Turkish politics, we are used to the inner debates and quests...

Istanbul Mayoral Elections II CHP for Democracy or Democracy for

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (II): CHP for Democracy or Democracy for CHP?

The CHP is the only unrivaled political party in Turkey in objecting to the election results....

Imamoglu Populism and the CHP

Imamoglu, Populism and the CHP

The CHP electorate will need to decide whether they want to continue with the populist Ekrem...

An Iron Curtain on the Eastern Mediterranean Will the US

An Iron Curtain on the Eastern Mediterranean: Will the US Isolate Turkey?

A new cold war was not a development Ankara wished for, nor did Ankara wish for one to begin in...

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

It is not an exaggeration to state that the support of people who did not vote in the March 31...

The Libya Crisis and the Future of Khalifa Haftar

The Libya Crisis and the Future of Khalifa Haftar

Haftar's entry to Tripoli and seizure of the administration via weapons will create an...

Istanbul Mayoral Elections I What Really Happened

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (I): What Really Happened

For what or in spite of what did the AK Party and its ally MHP claim that the election was...

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul?

Winning Istanbul’s mayoral elections is almost equal to winning Turkey’s elections. Therefore,...

Why the Eastern Mediterranean is of Strategic Importance for Turkey

Why the Eastern Mediterranean is of Strategic Importance for Turkey

Turkey places strategic importance on the Eastern Mediterranean and considers the region as a red...

Change of Game in Turkish Politics The New Political Blocs

Change of Game in Turkish Politics: The New Political Blocs

Centralizing and de-centralizing dynamics existing side-by-side create a complex situation for...

The Syrian Regime s Strategy of Forced Migration

The Syrian Regime’s Strategy of Forced Migration

Forced migration and displacement are among the unlawful and most effective measures that the...

How CHP s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run

How CHP’s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run Elections in Istanbul

The objection and criticism to YSK’s decision should not reach to the dimensions that would harm...

How Long Can Iran Resist US Pressure

How Long Can Iran Resist US Pressure?

Iran needs to be very careful about the steps that it will pursue against the U.S. The assumption...

Is it Possible to Stop the Far-Right in Europe

Is it Possible to Stop the Far-Right in Europe?

According to a secret report of Germany’s domestic intelligence service, terrorism tendencies are...

The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections What's Next

The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections: What's Next?

Istanbul will go to the polls in a closely contested election on June 23. Since the difference...

Lies Damned Lies and Fake News

Lies, Damned Lies and Fake News

The advance of fake news and information is not a new phenomenon but the media by which it is...

Turkey s S-400 Deal and Adjusting the Ex Parte Alliance

Turkey’s S-400 Deal and Adjusting the Ex Parte Alliance

The relationship between President Erdogan and Donald Trump may help find a solution to S-400...

Trump s Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist

Trump’s Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization is a Grave Mistake

As the international community showed discontent to Trump’s recent designation of the Iranian...