Category: GWYNNE DYER
Last Sunday was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.
Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced on Oct. 31 that he was stepping down following violent protests demanding an end to his 27-year rule.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Just as we yesterday celebrated the 91st year of the foundation of the Turkish Republic, this year also marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, which brought an end to the Ottoman Empire.
Tunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Oct. 30.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Tunisia, the North African country that initiated the “Arab Spring” in 2011, continues to be the only democratic success story in the Arab world. Last weekend
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The results of the elections in Tunisia on Sunday, Oct. 26 have significance for Turkey in particular, and for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in general. The reason is self-evident.
Ayn al-Arab is the official name of the besieged Syrian border town, which the world now knows by its 'Kurdish' name Kobane. What's in a name?
Category: NURAY MERT
Nationalism(s) and Islamism(s) also reinforced anti-Western feeling as a popular ideological tool to put the blame on the West - and Israel in particular - for all problems
Tunisia's main secular opposition party is claiming a big victory in the country's historic election over the once dominant Islamists
Again we see that Ankara is bedeviled by events just across its border, which it can’t control or prevent because of the futile way the government is trying to impose its conflicting agenda on developments that have their own dynamics.
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows and new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters
It has been almost a month since the autumnal equinox. We are now deep in fall. This is the season when foreign policies are fine-tuned, reviewed and reformulated.
When the current Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was in charge of the country’s foreign policy, he outlined a bold principle for its regional behavior: “zero problems with neighbors.”
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It could have been avoided. 'The state mind,' as we say, could have acted better. There were intelligence reports of a possible uprising since May
It is becoming increasingly apparent why Turkey before the AKP had an overly cautious approach toward the Middle East, and why it tried to steer a course around regional crises as best it could
Category: YUSUF KANLI
This way or the other, Turkey has to find a way to make peace with all segments of its population
The so-called Sunni powers have not been able to adapt to the changing political atmosphere in the Middle East, and Qatar and Turkey have resisted to the end
More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said Sept 29.
It seems that Turkey is finally getting off the fence with regards to confronting the ISIL head-on now that it has secured the release of its hostages held by the group
The US and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on the strongholds of the ISIL in Syria, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants
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