Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It is evident that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government is in a strategic bind in terms of foreign policy. Its ambitious plan to cast Turkey in the role of a principal driving force in its region has amounted to little.
Tens of thousands of Tunisians have marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants, hours after the government said its forces had killed nine members of a group suspected of carrying out this month's deadly Bardo Museum attack.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There are two burning questions regarding the military intervention in Yemen. It is not quite possible to give positive answers to either question.
ISIL claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign tourists at Tunisia's national museum that killed 21 people, as the security forces swooped on suspects
Tunisia said two gunmen who killed 21 people at its national museum trained at a militant camp in Libya, as the country marked its Independence Day in sombre fashion on March 20
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The fighting in Syria, which started with an uprising against the Bashar al-Assad regime and transformed into a deadly civil war, has entered its fifth year
Nine people suspected of links with the gunmen who attacked a Tunis museum leaving 21 dead have been arrested, the presidency announced March 19.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has reacted strongly against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments about the eventuality of coming to terms with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end the civil war there.
Rather than drawing closer together, the EU and Turkey are drifting apart, non-governmental organization the Independent Turkish Commission warned
The only solution to the ongoing bloodshed is to create a “democratic Syria,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Corpse Washer’ by Sinan Antoon (Yale University Press, 200 pages, $13)
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
When Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called March 9 for the creation of a “unified Arab force” to battle the spread of extremist groups, he actually used a rare figure of speech: A triple oxymoron.
The emir of Qatar on March 12 met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for surprise talks in the capital Ankara
Relations between Ankara and Washington have been consistently strained in recent years, according to a scholar.
At least two militants and two soldiers died in an al Qaeda assault on an army base in southern Yemen early on March 9, officials and residents said, in another sign of unravelling security
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has sought to reassure some of the world’s leading investors about political and economic stability in Turkey during his meetings in New York
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to embark on a one-day trip to Saudi Arabia on Feb. 28 to meet new Saudi King Salman, who assumed his post last month.
Turkey’s EU minister says whether the İncirlik air base will be used in the anti-ISIL fight will be clear according to results of train-equip program
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
Turkey’s relations with its neighboring regions have strained for the last years. The economic and trade ramifications of these deteriorating ties become more and more visible
Category: NURAY MERT
This is not a place for a book review, but Shadi Hamid’s “Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a new Middle East” (Brookings Institute Book, 2014, Oxford University Press) needs to be mentioned, even if briefly, since Islamism and the Middle East never cease to be hot topics.
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