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So what about al-Assad now?

VERDA ÖZER writes:

Turkey and the U.S. have reached an agreement on anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) struggle and are just about to start conducting joint operations against ISIL targets in northern Syria.

Comment(s) 8/1/2015

Is Turkey in war?

VERDA ÖZER writes:

For the first time, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) opened fire on Turkish territory. For the first time, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked ISIL within Turkey

Comment(s) 7/25/2015

Peace between Turkey and Syrian Kurds?

VERDA ÖZER writes:

Turkey and Syrian Kurds have been at odds since the Kurds in northern Syria consolidated their power during the war in Syria.

Comment(s) 7/18/2015

Turkey’s new page with the EU and Cyprus

VERDA ÖZER writes:

“Turkey’s foremost priority, as a European country, is to continue its relations with the EU, being well aware that it is a great European state. Turkey will find its place in that world.”

Comment(s) 7/11/2015

Turkey and the US meet halfway

VERDA ÖZER writes:

“We are exchanging messages with the PYD [Democratic Union Party]. Our dialogue channels are open. The course of Turkey’s relations with the PYD depends on their attitude. Tal Abyad is a test case for them.”

Comment(s) 7/4/2015

Tribute to Islam from Christian leader

VERDA ÖZER writes:

It is one of Europe’s oldest people, yet has a Muslim majority. The whole nation is ethnically homogenous, yet split among three religions.

Comment(s) 6/27/2015

Turkey-Israel elections left behind, normalization up ahead?

VERDA ÖZER writes:

Turkey and Israel currently share a common fate. General elections were held in Israel three months ago and a new coalition in the Knesset was only last month formed - and is still “in flux.”

Comment(s) 6/13/2015

US election scenarios for Turkey

VERDA ÖZER writes:

For the first time since the November 2002 national elections, there is uncertainty in Turkey about which party will rule Turkey from tomorrow on.

Comment(s) 6/6/2015

Turkey and US reach compromise

VERDA ÖZER writes:

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

Comment(s) 5/30/2015

Another Bosnian war on the brink?

VERDA ÖZER writes:

Sarajevo is a typical Ottoman town where you instantly come across mosques, bazaars and fountains remaining from the Ottoman era, while there are many Turkish-speaking people to be found walking through its streets.

Comment(s) 5/23/2015

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