According to the prevailing atmosphere in Ankara, the Bashar al-Assad regime is moving out of Turkey’s threat and target perception, while Turkey is ready to welcome a Kurdish presence at the upcoming Geneva talks - with one big condition.
As usual, Turkish diplomacy is going through yet another hectic period due to developments on multiple fronts.
Turkey will be hosting a key meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today. Turks expect heads of state or government from at least 26 countries to attend, many at the level of foreign ministers.
The reopening of the Reza Zarrab file as part of the ongoing case in New York and the facts littered around this file enable us to make a series of important evaluations on many levels.
It is very difficult to summarize the confused story of today’s Middle East, but Russian President Vladimir Putin’s flight itinerary on Dec. 11 probably goes some way to explaining it: Breakfast at the Hmeymim Military Base in Syria, lunch in Cairo, and dinner in Ankara.
Budgeting is important in democracies. At the end of every year, executive bodies should prepare the next year’s budget and present it for inspection.
During President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s landmark visit to Athens last week he stirred a debate about the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which fixed the borders of modern Turkey and Greece.