Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East’ by Roger Hardy (Hurst, £20, 272 pages)
Category: YUSUF KANLI
How many refugees are there in Turkey? What was the date when the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey passed the three million mark? Does Turkey have the capacity to absorb them? Will the country’s “open-door” policy continue forever, turning it into a safe haven for refugees?
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The optimists were optimistic that former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s forced de-parture in May and his replacement with the pragmatic Binali Yıldırım would recalibrate Turkey’s Sunni Islamist-based foreign (and domestic) policy.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioğlu, a former Undersecretary at the Foreign Ministry who is Turkey’s new “point man” at the U.N., believes the Middle East has to move toward a secular and democratic future.
Democracy will ultimately come to the Middle East in spite of the issues that the region is facing at present, Turkey’s former ministry undersecretary, Feridun Sinirlioğlu, has said after recently becoming Turkey’s permanent representative at the United Nations.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
“They hit everything, hospitals, orphanages, schools,” Hisham al-Omeisy told The Guardian newspaper six months ago. “You live in constant fear that your kids’ school could be the next target.”
FOLDED CORNER | ‘A Tunisian Tale’ by Hassouna Mosbahi, translated by Max Weiss (American University in Cairo Press, 142 pages)
Category: NURAY MERT
In just the past decade, Turkey has turned from being lauded as a “model country” to being termed a “patria non grata” (unwanted country) by its Western allies and neighbors.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Moody’s downgraded Turkey to a speculative level on Sept. 22. That makes two such grades, the first being S&P’s decision soon after the attempted coup in July.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
In recent days, an impressive article presenting Zbigniew Brzezinki, political guru and former U.S. National Security Advisor, has been circulated on Turkey’s social media
Ankara takes umbrage with suggestions it is targeting Syrian Kurds in Syria, saying it is only after ‘terrorists’ like the PYD
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“I cannot tell you how popular we felt in Europe until 2010. In the past, we would have to encourage people to come listen to Turkish presidents or prime ministers
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey took place at a time when criticism against President Tayyip Erdoğan in the United States and the European Union had hit a record high
Great states hate to admit error, so when they have to change course they generally try to disguise the fact. That’s why you may not have heard much about the way that the United States has changed course in Syria in the past three months
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The tumult in the Middle East and North Africa following the outbreak of the Arab Spring in late 2010 and subsequent rise of radicalism created insecurity not only for the region, but also for the whole world with its spillover effects
The German Bundestag is not likely to revoke its Armenian genocide resolution, which has angered Ankara
Moscow has said it will lift all restrictions on Turkey imposed in the aftermath of downing of a Russian jet which violated Turkish airspace last November, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said
In his Eid al-Fitr message on July 4, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said Ankara is engaged in a process of mending “strained” foreign relations, in order to leave crises behind and move on
Category: İSMET BERKAN
Turkey, like all countries in the region and the world, was caught unprepared by the Arab Spring.
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