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The US refuses to extradite a terrorist
The US refuses to extradite a terrorist

The extradition treaty between Turkey and the US, which was signed in 1978 and came into force two years later, covers...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

John Bass the sole reason for the Turkey-US visa spat
John Bass: the sole reason for the Turkey-US visa spat?

Erdogan added: “What a shame if the United States of America is being governed by an ambassador in Ankara. Because this is...

Friday, October 13, 2017

5 days since the US-Turkey visa suspension row
5 days since the US-Turkey visa suspension row

Speaking at a meeting with provincial governors at Cankaya Palace, PM said “We hope that relations between the two allies...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Did John Bass threaten Turkey with terror attacks
Did John Bass threaten Turkey with terror attacks?

A flashing statement made by Bass was that “There have been no terrorist attacks in Turkey for the past 9 months. This is...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Turkey-US relations at lowest since Iraq War
Turkey-US relations at lowest since Iraq War

The visa suspension between Turkey and the US illustrate that bilateral relations between the two countries have hit...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What was the point US suspension of non-immigrant visas
What was the point? US suspension of non-immigrant visas

Following the arrest of Metin Topuz, a US Consulate personnel, the US decided to suspend non-immigrant visa applications...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Referendum in northern Iraq receives no support from international community
Referendum in northern Iraq receives no support from international community

With no support from the international community, the Kurdistan Regional Government is to negotiate with Baghdad for the...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Rohingya crisis and the problem of aid
The Rohingya crisis and the problem of aid

Total US humanitarian funding for internally displaces people in Myanmar and refugees since last October now stands at $95...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kurdish referendum to engender further instability
Kurdish referendum to engender further instability

Barzani stated that “Baghdad has failed to provide alternative solutions,” so therefore “we will sit at a negotiating...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Independence Vote further destabilize Iraq s Domestic Politics
Independence Vote further destabilize Iraq’s Domestic Politics

The referendum on Kurdish regional independence will not be postponed unless Baghdad can offer an “alternative...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Kurdish Quest for Independence in Iraq and its Repercussions
The Kurdish Quest for Independence in Iraq and its Repercussions for Turkey and the Region

As the referendum day is coming closer, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) shows no sign of stepping back despite...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

US supplies terrorist PKK PYD with military equipment
US supplies terrorist PKK/PYD with military equipment

Truckloads of arms cross Iraqi border destined for PKK/PYD terrorists based in northern Syria

Monday, September 11, 2017

The White House Intrigue
The White House Intrigue

Trump will continue to pull the brakes on any figure that might begin to overshadow him, just like he did in the Bannon case.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mattis breaks with Trump on diplomacy with North Korea
Mattis breaks with Trump on diplomacy with North Korea

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis broke with his boss Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying diplomatic efforts to resolve...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mosul in Ruins Kirkuk Awaits a Similar Destiny What can
Mosul in Ruins, Kirkuk Awaits a Similar Destiny: What can Turkey do?

Turkey should give clear signals to both al-Abadi and Iran that Kirkuk is an issue that touches its national security and...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

US failed to stick up for Democracy in the Night
US failed to stick up for Democracy in the Night of July 15 Coup Attempt

When the international responses to the democracy-suspending coups staged throughout Turkey's political history are...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

NATO the Fight against Terror and Intelligence Sharing
NATO, the Fight against Terror, and Intelligence Sharing

Since the end of the Cold War, the expectations from the NATO’s missions have changed. The NATO has been challenged to...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rebalancing Turkey s Foreign Policy
Rebalancing Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Turkey is having difficulty communicating its current foreign policy objectives and practices, which are closely linked to...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional
Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional Threats in Syria

It seems that the US foreign policy priorities happen to line up with PYD which causes ramping up of divergence between...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Melian Dialogue and Six Years of Civil War in Syria
Melian Dialogue and Six Years of Civil War in Syria

Rules of international politics are often heartbreaking. The Syrian civil war has been an instance where the world has...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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