Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey is a country in the first league of international diplomacy. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was exuberantly boasting in comments to the media
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
One of the points in the foreign policy areas where I give credit to the AKP government has been its decision to improve relations with the KRG
A cold wind blowing between Erdoğan and Obama has been hindering direct communication between the two
A recent survey has indicated an unprecedented low in popular approval for the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) foreign policy.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkish foreign policy is heading toward a crossroads, as the country heads for its critical presidential election next month.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The prolonged problem of the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was propelled to the top of the world agenda two weeks ago with yet another round of senseless killings.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
If you would like to read a book these days that would help you grasp the political dynamics of post-Arab Spring societies, I would wholeheartedly recommend a new title: “Temptations of Power:
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term, warning Western and Arab governments they will pay dearly for backing those who took up arms against him.
Was there a link between the two provocative actions in two days? It is hard to tell now. But the events have started to unfold in an inflammable manner afterwards
Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos expresses confidence that Turkey and Greece can create fresh momentum for overcoming their chronic problems
Around 75 migrants are lost at sea in the Mediterranean according to survivors of a shipwreck off Italy who were plucked to safety by the navy, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Whatever else you may say about the “young war criminal” (as British journalist Alan Watkins used to call former prime minister Tony Blair), he certainly fights his corner with great determination.
The Arab Spring has turned out to be a massive failure. It did not bring democracy to the Arab peoples. It brought a new era of coup d’etats like in Egypt, chaos and division like in Libya
The deaths of 30 boat migrants sparked anger and frustration in Italy on Monday, as critics accused the government of failing to deal with an immigration crisis
Moroccan women protested outside parliament on Tuesday demanding the resignation of Islamist premier Abdelilah Benkirane after he urged women to stay at home and look after their families
To understand the Middle East today and its future course, Europe of the 19th century provides some intriguing parallels.
Neo-Ottomanism has been a prominent issue in Turkish foreign policy debates over the past decade. However, contrary to the claims of certain journalists in the West and in Turkey
The US quietly sent around $572 million in aid to Egypt some 10 days ago after Congress finally approved its release
Category: GÜVEN SAK
When Egyptians were flooding to Tahrir Square, I was fascinated with the Arab Spring. Like many others, I too wrote in praise of the movement at the time.
Pandora’s Box is open once again with jihadists all around the world, including from Europe, rushing to Iraq to join into the fray
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