Hatice Karahan

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The Venezuela pain

Let's continue by adding Venezuela to the series of countries that is one the radar of the Donald Trump administration. As a matter of fact, events in the Latin American country have been escalating recently. Unfortunately, the lines I dropped under ... more

The North Korea impasse

The last time I mentioned the North Korea threat, which has shook the balances this week, was in April. When I wrote on the U.S. - China- North Korea triangle, the U.S was hoping for China’s help with North Korea. The crisis, which has remained unmit... more


It's been six months since Donald Trump came to office. The expectations he created have, in this time period, turned into disappointments (or according to some, into pleasure) that are inconsistent with his promises.The truth of the matter is, yes, ... more

The cold in the Gulf

I am writing this article in the scorching heat of the Gulf. The route of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit, which commenced on Sunday started with Saudi Arabia followed by Kuwait and then Qatar. The main agenda, as it is known, is the Qatar cri... more

Direction of G20

I have to start today with a thank you note for it is unfortunately not possible to answer the innumerable messages of greetings and wishes about my new task. The honor I have to perform this task for my country has increased with these meaningful su... more

V4, Europe and Turkey

I wish everybody a pleasant Eid al-Fitr. As I wish, on these holy days, to reach many more future eids in peace, brotherhood and solidarity, we will be rapidly returning to the hustle and bustle as of tomorrow. One of the topics to be followed in the... more

Paradigm shift in the EU

It has been a whole year since the people of the U.K. decided that it was time for Brexit and to secede from the EU. At last, the Brexit talks officially started yesterday. Certainly, it will be quite hard to cut the ties that have been woven for yea... more

Economic Freedom

The Washington-based Heritage Foundation has been publishing the global Index of Economic Freedom annually since 1995 and putting the countries in order in this respect. If you ask what economic freedom is, the concept is grounded on the freedom of i... more

The new world with Trump III

The APEC Summit I mentioned in my last article took place in Peru. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been in the spotlight after President-elect Donald Trump's victory, gave messages of hope in terms of Russia's relations with the U.S. Putin,... more

The new world with Trump - III

My series of articles is progressing. After discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the new world with Donald Trump in the previous article, I switched to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), another issue which the new presiden... more

The new world with Trump

We are continuing with the second part of my article titled, “The new world with Trump,” today from where we left off. Our focus is, again, the economy. And our starting point is Donald Trump's anti-globalization statements and promises he made durin... more

A Russia-intense week

While the World Energy Congress marked effects that will spread much beyond next week, we also dealt with a Russia-intense agenda. Following the meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a protocol was... more

Nobel Peace Prize and Colombia

This year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was announced last Friday. The Nobel Committee saw Colombia State President Juan Manuel Santos worthy of this prestige for his efforts to bring peace to his country. As soon as the news spread, it led to a ... more