Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘ISIS: A History’ by Fawaz Gerges (Princeton University Press, 384 pages, $28)
Category: VERDA ÖZER
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s words dropped like a bombshell last week
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Property prices in central Baghdad are as high as London’s, even though Iraq’s national income is down by 70 percent since the collapse in the oil price. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) bombs regularly devastate parts of the capital, and still the real estate market booms
Turkey’s ongoing crisis with Russia and Iraq has proven that the government’s long-standing and wrongheaded foreign policy has turned Turkey’s regional adversaries into foes and united them into an anti-Turkish bloc, the leader of the main opposition party has said
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The pace of developments in our neighborhood is so fast and intense that neither diplomats nor academics and journalists can spare additional time to analyze individual incidents or make good assessments before establishing sound policies and reporting about them
Qatar's emir has appointed an ambassador to Iraq, the first since the embassy was closed 25 years ago, Iraqi and Qatari media said, in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The latest attack by the barbaric jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on July 20 in Suruç is the latest proof of the imminent danger Turkey is facing, especially from its own citizens trying to be a part of the “global jihad.”
Since the fall of 2014, the international community has been implementing strategic military operations to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in their offensive last year.
A land operation is necessary to support air operations in Syria and Iraq if the military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is to be successful, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
U.S. officials have told their Turkish counterparts that Washington is sorry for not taking Ankara’s proposals and views on increasing radicalism in Syria and Iraq into consideration, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has claimed
Category: CENGİZ ÇANDAR
The moment when I heard about the attack on Charlie Hebdo, I was depressed. I knew there would be people all around the world who would focus on the “religious identities” of those who fired the bullets, as well as their political identities.
As 2014 continued with instability in the Middle East, Turkey remained surrounded by tensions in the region
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay a visit to Iraq next month in a move to further reinforce recently mended bilateral ties between the two ne
Baghdad requested more military and intelligence assistance from Turkey, including the delivery of weapons
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Pope Francis will be visiting Turkey this weekend. This will be his sixth trip outside of Italy after he became pope in 2013. The fact that Turkey ranks among the first countries Pope Francis is visiting already tells us a lot.
Category: NURAY MERT
U.S.-Turkey relations are similar to the stories of celebrities’ failing marriages. Everyone knows that the couple does not get on anymore and even cheats on each other, but both parties publicly say the marriage is going well
Turkey and Iraq have reinforced their pledge to mend ties during the Turkish prime minister’s visit to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is set to pay a two-day visit to Iraq on Nov. 20, a week after the Iraqi foreign minister held talks in Ankara as part of efforts to mend ruined ties between the two capitals.
Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim al-Jaafari was in Ankara for the last two days. This has been the first high level official visit since the relations between Turkey and Iraq froze during Nouri al-Maliki’s Prime Ministry. Hence, his message was quite critical.
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