“Erdogan knows that he will win in any pairwise election and that is the reason why he presents the elections in dichotomies as in the case of “me versus him.” In a nutshell, if politics is a game, Erdogan knows how to play it.”
Macron’s attempt to enter Syria through the back door not only remind us of the ignominious policies during the French Mandate for Syria, but suggest he still has some road to travel before becoming a man in international politics.
Rather than a single diplomatic policy, Turkey’s Africa initiative is a step toward forging a new identity that can struggle against colonial powers.
President Erdogan stated that the Turkish army would lay siege to Afrin’s city center in the coming days.
During their meeting, President Erdogan explicitly told Tillerson Turkey’s priorities and expectations from the U.S. on bilateral ties and regional developments.
The alliance between the AK Party and MHP revealed a tangible outcome of the presidential system: reconciliation between political parties in a different form other than a coalition in the parliamentary system.
As the political and social atmosphere in the international system is rapidly evolving in favor of discriminatory figures, the warm meeting between Erdogan and the pope was extremely valuable.
President Erdogan’s meeting with Pope Francis should be welcomed as an important opportunity to work for a common agenda of peace, security and friendship in a world of growing racism, intolerance, ignorance and violence.
President Erdogan’s visit to the Vatican was significant as it was the first time in 59 years that a Turkish president had visited the city.
Turkish President Erdogan slammed opposition leader Kilicdaroglu’s call to work with the Assad regime by calling Assad a “murderer.”