Turkey: Is mob violence undermining democracy?
Source:Deutsche Welle Date:04May2019
An article which resonates at so many levels. First, it may provide an explanation why CHP might win a re-run of Istanbul election. Secodnly, it offers a background to troubled history of
Why Turkey and America Cannot Compromise in Syria
Source:Foreign Policy Research Institute Date:03May2019
After three days of talks in Turkey, representatives from Washington and Ankara failed to reach agreement on the terms of a proposed safe zone in northeastern Syria. The two sides, treaty allies
This report created a furor in Turkey
Source:UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Date:02May2019
The annual UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM created a fury of criticism in Turkey, with pro-AKP daily SABAH reporting: “Turkey slammed the U.S. 2019 annual
In Turkey, Erdogan Is Still Calling All the Shots
Source:Foreign Policy Date:29Apr2019
This is an article, with which I completely disagree. In my view it perpetues the defeatist view of an all powerful Erdogan holding his and the nation’s destiny in his hands, and his hands
Venezuela’s Trade Scheme With Turkey Is Enriching a Mysterious Maduro Crony
Could this be the next Reza Zarrab affair for Turkey? Venezuela now finds its business partnership with Turkey in the crosshairs of several law enforcement organizations around the world.
As Trump moves to cut off Iran’s oil revenues, what’s his endgame?
Source:Brookings Institute Date:23Apr2019
Concerned that Tehran could snatch victory from the jaws of an American bludgeon simply by holding on, the Trump administration is now aiming to deal a death blow. Will it succeed? As with all
Election setback evokes intra-party challenge to Erdogan
Rumors of disgruntled former AKP heavyweights getting ready to stage a rebellion against Erdogan have been circulating for long, only to be dismissed by pro-AKP and opposition media. They are
Squaring the triangle: Why Turkey and the EastMed project need each other
Source:War on the Rocks Date:20Apr2019
EastMed, if and when completed, will transport up to 352 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually along a 1,250-mile pipeline through overland and underwater pipelines across Cyprus and Greece
Turkey remains 157th out of 180 countries in world press freedom index
Source:Stockholm Center for Freedom Date:19Apr2019
You can’t have economic development without democracy. You can’t have democracy without a free press and freedom expression. Ergo, you can’t have economic recovery in Turkey!
Turkey’s Islamist meddling in Libya conflict
Source:Ahval News Date:16Apr2019
A rare article explaining Turkey’s position in the escalating Libyan civil war With the civil war in Libya heating up once again, Turkey’s role there may become significantly more