Category: MEHMET ALİ BİRAND
I am writing this from Dubai where I stopped on my way back from vacation. When I opened the newspapers in front of me, the situation became clear. When you are far away, you cannot get the same impression. The moment you open “Gulf papers,” you recognize the graveness of the situation.
Bahrain says a terrorist cell plotting attacks against the Gulf kingdom has been uncovered by security officials in neighboring Qatar and that the four suspects have links to Iran.
Turkey called on the international community for a united response to stop the bloodshed in Syria today.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
There are forces trying to ratchet up the tension in the Middle East with scant consideration for the conflagrations that will ensue. Iran, Israel and Syria are the principal sources of this negative dynamic. All three countries act as if they have a stake in some kind of regional war.
A pair of near-simultaneous bombings killed six security guards in Iraq yesterday as U.S. troops are preparing to leave by the end of this year.
From the beginning, I could not perceive Turkey’s Syria policy.
Tens of thousands of Syrians thronged a main square of the Syrian capital and nearby streets yesterday in a huge show of support for embattled President Bashar al-Assad, as he struggles to quell a seven-month-old uprising.
Category: KADRİ GÜRSEL
We, in fact, are discussing neither about Israel nor about Gaza but about Turkey. Israel and Gaza constitute not the subject but the object of the discussion.
Category: MELİHA BENLİ ALTUNIŞIK
When the Iranian influence all over the Middle East increased after the Iraqi invasion of 2003, the countries that were disturbed by this new reality resorted to various strategies. One of them was to put stress on the Shiite character of Iran to limit its influence and appeal in the region.
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