At first glance the emerging alliance of Turkey and Qatar might be surprising, but they both want to stamp out political embers smoldering from Beirut to San‘a to Cairo.
Turkey cannot replace Egypt, but it will be central to new regional politics due to a new foreign policy designed by Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
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People in Washington have begun to ask: Who lost Turkey? One hopes Ankara pulls back before Turkish commentators begin to ask: Who lost the West?
Ties between the US and Turkey are passing through a smooth phase thanks to change in the US’s perspective on Iran, more than because of change in Turkey’s stance on the issue. ‘We do not want a nuclear Iran even if the world wants one. Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is not in Turkey’s interest,’ an official says
FM Ahmet Davutoğlu refused Wednesday to respond to a question on comments from the Dutch far-right Freedom Party calling Turkey a totalitarian country.
The foreign ministers of Qatar and Turkey are set to meet Thursday in Doha in a meeting that comes in the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolts.
We would like to be better equipped with what over-played democracy refers to in the minds and hearts of the people in the Turkish political landscape.
Although restrained in their comments until Tuesday about the turmoil in the Middle East, the AKP leadership has traditionally been critical of current regimes – only to fine-tune its rhetoric after assuming power. While Turkey can be a role model for democracy, it is unwilling in the short run to play an active role in changing the region, choosing to wait for the dust to settle first
There is need for a TSK that is at good terms with the administration, retrieved from politics, set its strategies in accordance with its priorities.
The visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Turkey has been postponed due to developments in Egypt.
Turkey and Australia have stepped up cooperation in bilateral relations, launching an action plan to further improve relations.
The United States is wishing for a democratic transition in Egypt, Tunisia and some other Arab countries much like the one that occurred in Eastern Europe 20 years ago. But the Americans may also face a Muslim Brotherhood government in Cairo a year from now, which they wouldn't favor
Turkey has clarified its position on the unrest in the Arab world that first sparked in Tunisia and is now besieging Egypt after Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks with US President Barack Obama by phone. Turkey, in the meantime, has started to evacuate its citizens from Egypt with five planes
On the basis of current trends and projecting forward, we might envisage a headline: 'Ankara delays EU accession application to New Turkish Economic Sphere.'
Amid the ongoing unrest across the Middle East, eyes are turning to Turkey as experts debate whether Turkey’s recent rise on the global stage has contributed to the outbreak of protests.
United States President Barack Obama called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan early Sunday to discuss ways of preventing the entire Middle East from falling into deep instability.
After reports that the Bosnia and Herzegovina president canceled a meeting with Turkey’s foreign minister because Turkish diplomats allegedly said a Bosnian Serb flag should be removed from the venue, Turkey denied claims there was ever any 'flag crisis.'
Turkish officials have announced plans to take part in Holocaust commemoration ceremonies organized in Poland’s Auschwitz on Feb. 1. (UPDATED)
Davutoğluism has insistently shied away from articulating its attitude toward universal values and democratic rights in the Muslim and Arab worlds.
Governments in the Arab world facing daily protests should focus on listening to their citizens and fulfilling their demands, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday.
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