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Time for Turkey to take strategic maneuvers on Syria?

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At the beginning of the Syria war, the main trouble was Bashar al-Assad. It was not only Turkey, but also the U.S. arguing that he would and should be toppled

Comment(s) 6/11/2016

Turkey’s soft power in Africa

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Just two days before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Somalia on June 3, the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Mogadishu, the capital of the country, killing at least 15 people

Comment(s) 6/7/2016

Is political Islam fading?

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First, Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda made the surprising move last week

Comment(s) 5/28/2016

Turks want foreign policy to change

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Turkey’s “factory settings” have apparently been restored. What I am talking about are the expectations of the Turkish people from Ankara’s foreign policy

Comment(s) 5/21/2016

Why are Turkey and Israel reconciling now?

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“Knowing what you’ve got, knowing what you need, knowing what you can do without. That’s inventory control.”

Comment(s) 5/14/2016

You might be wrong, Mr. Biden

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s words dropped like a bombshell last week

Comment(s) 5/7/2016

Turkey-Qatar: Quo Vadis?

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu visited the capital of Qatar, Doha, this week for the first time during his term as prime minister

Comment(s) 5/2/2016

Can Turkey change the course of the story?

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“Manifesting one’s own identity and distinctness is an action of citizenship,” epic German thinker Hannah Arendt famously said

Comment(s) 4/23/2016

Ground operation in Syria?

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"Give up on PYD and instead let us fight against ISIL along with the Turkmen and Arab groups.”

Comment(s) 4/9/2016

Absolute unity for relative security

VERDA ÖZER writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan famously declared two days ago that Turkey had deported the main perpetrator of the recent attack in Belgium, Brahim el-Bakraoui, last summer to the Netherlands

Comment(s) 3/26/2016

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