Buffer zone in North-East Syria: What does it exactly mean?
Source:Ahval News Date:22Jan2019
An Erdogan-Trump phone exchange heralded the agreement on the establishment of a buffer zone at the Turkish border. This has helped markets and raised hopes in Turkey that economic relations,
Perspectives | Turkey and Russia: The paradox of family resemblance
At its core, Erdogan’s vision is built on the notion that the world is divided into distinct civilizations. And upon that foundation rise three pillars: 1) a just world order can only be a
REVEALED: How Gulf states hatched plan with Israel to rehabilitate Assad
Source:Middle East Eye Date:13Jan2019
I consider MEE a reliable source, but this analysis is highly controversial. On the other hand, perusing through the commentary in Turkey’s pro-AKP press, I do see several references to
Turkish ‘brain drain’: Why are defense industry officials ditching their jobs in Turkey for work abroad?
Source:Defense News Date:09Jan2019
After the NYT article claiming large number of white Turks migrating in fear of crack-down on basic liberties, the Presidential Palace issued a denial, claiming net migration was much lower.
Who is Fethullah Gulen? And why is the US talking about extraditing him to Turkey?
Source:RNS Religious News Date:05Jan2019
Even though US administration would not officially confirm it, an American delegation is in Turkey to investigate whether controversial Pastor Fethullah Gulen (Sunni) has been involved in the
Spurning Erdogan’s Vision, Turks Leave in Droves, Draining Money and Talent
Source:New York Times Date:04Jan2019
How authoritarianism kills Turkey’s future: More than a quarter of a million Turks emigrated in 2017, according to the Turkish Institute of Statistics, an increase of 42 percent over 2016,
SYRIAN REGIME, TURKEY, MANEUVER TO TAKE KEY SYRIAN CITY AS U.S. WITHDRAWS
Source:Jerusalem Post Date:30Dec2018
Confusion surrounds the city of Manbij, a critical crossing point coveted by Turkey and assad, currently controlled by SDF, or pro-PKK Kurdish PYD-YPG militia. While Russian and Syrian accounts
TURKEY & IRAN: ENERGY, ECONOMY & POLITICS IN THE FACE OF SANCTIONS
Source:Natural Gas World Date:24Dec2018
An in-depth study of Turkey-Iran relationship and its futre in light of US sanctions regime While Turkey and Iran have long been geopolitical antagonists, the two countries have a history
The Rise and Fall of Turkish Soft Power
A succint analysis of how Turkey went from the darling of West to bad boy: Nonetheless, Turkey’s period of experimentation with soft power was rather short lived, as was its appeal to
Turkey: Elections, crisis and repression
Source:International Viewpoint Date:11Dec2018
This is thorough analysis of the Turkish political landscape post-24 June elections. Worth reading for the Turkey novice, as well as the pundit who wishes to experience a different viewpoint: