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Turkey's Snap Elections Why During the State of Emergency
Turkey's Snap Elections: Why During the State of Emergency?

In the Ottoman Code of Civil Law, there is a nice rule: “Bad examples do not serve as models.” I recalled the French case...

Monday, May 21, 2018

The 300 French Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The 300 French Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Just as France did not act with religious motifs while colonizing Africa, it also did not employ such motifs in recent...

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Religion of Secularism
A Religion of Secularism?

Secularism, which turned into the official religion of the state with the 1905 French law on the Separation of the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How Old is France s Latest Syria Move
How Old is France’s Latest Syria Move?

The statements issued by Élysée Palace regarding the Macron-SDF meeting stressed the male and female parity within the...

Monday, April 2, 2018

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation
Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey’s “allies” that arm, train, and protect the PKK may keep the group safe in some zones for some time, but this was...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

French Secularism Towards Republican Authoritarianism
French Secularism: Towards Republican Authoritarianism?

If French secularism turns into full-fledged republican authoritarianism, as the course of events illustrate, Islamophobia...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Turkey and EU to get closer in 2018
Turkey and EU to get closer in 2018

Turkey’s permanent representative to the European Union, Faruk Kaymakci, who stated that in an attempt to gain momentum in...

Friday, January 19, 2018

French Mayor bans quot anti-republican quot meals
French Mayor bans "anti-republican" meals

As of Monday 15 January, Mayor of Beaucaire – a town in the south of France – Julien Sanchez, and member of the far-right...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Turkey to sign missile defense system with France Italy
Turkey to sign missile defense system with France, Italy

In a strategic move, Turkey signed a letter of intent with France and Italy to develop its national missile defense...

Friday, November 10, 2017

EU must change its view of Turkey Turkish FM
EU must change its view of Turkey: Turkish FM

Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey doesn’t want to have problems, yet it also does not submit to impositions and double...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Is Marine Le Pen Far Right in the French Presidential
Is Marine Le Pen Far Right in the French Presidential Elections?

The French are getting more used to far right by the day. The enemies and targets of the far right movements change, but...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

French Elections Being an Outsider in a Post-Truth World
French Elections: Being an Outsider in a Post-Truth World

If the predictions of the research companies are true and Le Pen is able to get to the runoff in France where a fourth of...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Paranoia and Propaganda Russia s Role in European Elections
Paranoia and Propaganda: Russia’s Role in European Elections

Former president of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy, in his recent interview to France Inter TV, became a...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2016 Facebook Transparency Report and Turkey
2016 Facebook Transparency Report and Turkey

Despite harsh criticism against Turkey in the previous years for restricting the freedom of expression in social media and...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Much Ado About Nothing Islamophobes and Racists don t be
Much Ado About Nothing! Islamophobes and Racists, don’t be Afraid!

Unfortunately, it seems that little has changed for the 6 million Muslims living in France. The racist vein of the Old...

Monday, October 31, 2016

If the US has Trump France has a Myriad of
If the US has Trump, France has a Myriad of Trumps

Millions of Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians and others in the Middle East are struggling to survive in their respective countries...

Monday, November 21, 2016

The European Paradox Between Islamophilia and Islamophobia
The European Paradox: Between Islamophilia and Islamophobia

The rise of Islamophobia is not just a symptom of the new world disorder: it could also announce the end of the European...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sykes-Picot The Symbol of Western Imperialism in the Middle East
Sykes-Picot: The Symbol of Western Imperialism in the Middle East

Dividing the region into smaller political units will not bring political stability to the Middle East. The smaller the...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Troubling Legacy of the Sykes-Picot A Century-Old Chaos in
The Troubling Legacy of the Sykes-Picot: A Century-Old Chaos in the Arab Middle East

If the Sykes-Picot arrangement is to be overwhelmed by new territorial reshuffle, this should not come in the form of...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Why November 13th can not and should not become a
Why “November 13th” can not and should not become a French “9/11”

Donald Trump’s recent call to block all Muslim Foreigners from entering the United States is a disturbing sign that...

Monday, February 15, 2016

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