A picture is worth a thousand words. However, in the case of photographs emerging from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 16 meeting, less than one thousand words can be said.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
When I was in Kabul years ago, I was positively surprised to see a branch of the Agha Khan Foundation working on building a cellphone network.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Without focusing on whether Turkey is European or Middle Eastern, can’t we view relations between Turkey and the European Union from the perspective of the law, diplomacy and the economy?
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The media mostly missed it (or chose to ignore it as a piece of meaningless rhetoric), but Donald Trump proclaimed a new doctrine in his speech to the assembled leaders of the Muslim world in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Bahrain and Egypt apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on May 25 in blocking access to websites run by satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East’ edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (Hurst, 384 pages, £20)
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has asked ministers to outline a six-month road map to be better prepared for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, in a bid to address problems concerning the economy and democracy.
U.S. forces have carried out a ground raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on May 22
Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey have penned two fresh affidavits explaining their role in representing a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Donald Trump’s first visit abroad is to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. This will be followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories. Then, he will go to the Vatican and onward to Brussels to meet NATO leaders
U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on May 22 he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East
The Turkey-U.S. row following President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to directly arm the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces has obscured the fact that the U.S. intervention in northeastern Syria has recently provided Turkey a major strategic boon.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called on the Muslim world to confront “Islamist extremism” during a speech in which he portrayed fighting terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations.
It was a rare night of open-air partying in Iran on May 20 as tens of thousands of supporters of President Hassan Rouhani took to the streets to celebrate his re-election.
U.S. President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome on May 20 as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington
Iranian citizen who was kidnapped five days ago and rescued by police operation on May 19, was arrested on May 20, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on May 20 for the start his first foreign tour since taking office.
The sixth round of Syria talks in Geneva on May 19 concluded in failure as there was no progress on any issue for a political solution to the Syrian crisis
Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has gained victory with 58 percent lead over his rivals in the election, Iran's interior ministry said on May 20
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