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Has Trump lent a carte blanche to Erdoğan?

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

U.S. President Donald Trump’s enthusiasm to call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to congratulate him over his referendum victory on day one raised quite many eyebrows in Washington.

Comment(s) 4/21/2017

Ankara-Arbil relations on verge of a litmus test

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

I have known Safeen Dizayee for almost 18 years, since his days as the Ankara representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

Comment(s) 3/31/2017

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Relations between Turkey and the West have never been easy since the fall of the Soviet Union, but they’ve got even worse after the so-called Arab Spring.

Comment(s) 3/24/2017

Murdering a Turkish woman is murdering Turkey’s future

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

During primetime on the eve of March 8 International Women’s Day, many TV channels aired a lengthy advert for a company, showing working rural women and men talking about hot potato gender topics in Turkey.

Comment(s) 3/10/2017

Fears of a ‘war within a war’ in Syria

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

In recent days there have been crucial developments in the U.S. capital. Some of these will have direct effects and some will have indirect effects on Turkish-American ties.

Comment(s) 3/3/2017

Turkey: The game-maker or spoiler in Syria?

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.

Comment(s) 2/24/2017

Turkey’s face off with Trump’s men

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

As expected, new CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s recent visit has made the headlines of the Turkish press. Pompeo is not only the head of world’s most famous spy agency, he is also a perfect example of U.S. President Donald Trump’s favorite kind of operator.

Comment(s) 2/11/2017

Ankara in search of constructive ambiguity with Trump

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Just as expected, it has been a week of wonders in the U.S. capital for civil servants who have struggled to keep pace with new President Donald Trump’s executive orders, which have included his infamous campaign pledge to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Comment(s) 1/28/2017

The Trump impact and the ‘a la Turca’ presidency

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

As the Turkish Parliament continues its second round of voting on a constitutional amendment package shifting the country from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency, the White House will welcome its new resident Donald Trump today.

Comment(s) 1/20/2017

Strangling the Turkish Parliament

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Despite four days of yet another cockfight between the lawmakers of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey’s parliament, several articles of the 18-article constitutional amendment package to shift the parliamentary system to an executive presidency have already been passed.

Comment(s) 1/13/2017

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