The U.S. position in Syria can be interpreted from two perspectives, both of which Ankara rejects: Either the U.S. political leadership fails to read the developments on the ground in the Middle East, or it is aware of what it is doing in the region.
It is high time for Washington to revise its short-sighted YPG policy indoctrinated by CENTCOM.
If Washington reconsiders its YPG policy, it will understand its irrational expectations of Ankara.
Trump could not get what he wanted from the Iranian protests and took another wrong step in the Middle East.
Rather than radical changes, small yet realistic steps can be taken in German foreign policy in order to re-establish relations between Turkey and Germany as the positive atmosphere of the most recent Gabriel – Cavusoglu meeting demonstrates.
It is time that local sources of legitimacy are respected and the issue of regime change is dropped from the agenda of the international community for good.
The same methods that were used during the Gezi Park protests in Turkey are now being applied in Iran.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia have taken a great opportunity to revive their years-long partnership, and this time, the two should not miss the train for both their own and regional interests.
The exceptionally warm reception shown to Erdogan during his four-day visit to Sudan, Chad and Tunisia was testament to this rejuvenated moral capacity underlining Turkey’s emerging power in world politics.
There are three types of engagement with the U.S. in the Middle East: opposition, surrenderism and harmony and the desire to work as equal partners.