Merve Şebnem Oruç

Merve Şebnem Oruç

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MİT trucks, the face of betrayal in Syria

The National Intelligence Organization (MİT) is at the top of the institutions the Fetullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) aspired to get its hands on but was unsuccessful and went mad each time it failed. The first attack in which FETÖ’s plots target... more

US and Iran against each other on the Syrian-Iraqi border

The U.S.-led coalition hit the Iran-backed regime forces three times in the last month near Tanf in Syria’s southeast. The first of the attacks took place on May 18, the day after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s return from his U.S. visit and the la... more

İncirlik, the Paris Climate Agreement and NATO’s future

The Gulf-Qatar crisis overshadowed the crisis that has come to be visible on the West side of the world. The differences of opinion that were clearly revealed at the NATO and G7 summits held one after the other in Europe in the last week of May had l... more

Alright in Syria, on all other issues it continues on…

Washington is shaken by the violence of the attacks on President Donald Trump. You can feel the tremor – which you can also observe from a distance – to the bone in the U.S. During President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to the U.S., the claim that T... more

It is time to shield Erdoğan

On Friday, we were in Nevşehir with Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ. He was asked about the telephone call July 15 fugitive Adil Öksüz received from the U.S.'s Istanbul consulate general six days after the coup attempt and the statement made by the U.S... more

Europe ignites the hell fire

European countries almost competing to prevent Turkish ministers' speeches as the April 16 constitutional referendum approaches, is of course not surprising as we are aware of their anti-Turkish attitude in recent years. However, the extent it has re... more

Rising risks while nearing the end in al-Bab

Before Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) had already initiated an operation with artillery shots on the border and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) elements it supports inside, in an attempt to clear the Azaz-Jarablus line from Dae... more

Illiberal democracy and liberal Muslims

Donald Trump, who took over the U.S. presidency on Jan. 20, was quick to start erasing his predecessor Barack Obama's legacy. Trump also underwent the most turbulent period in the first week of his presidency at the White House with the successive ex... more

Syrian cease-fire that started on fragile ground

The year 2017 is commencing with a cease-fire agreement reached as of Dec. 30, 2016, with Turkey and Russia as guarantor. We hope the cease-fire, which is a milestone in terms of the six-year civil war, turns out to be a good start for Syria, a count... more

Obama's legacy

The U.S.'s presidential elections are on Tuesday. The Republicans' candidate is Donald Trump, who nobody believed would be able to go the race to the end when his candidacy was first announced. Despite the liberal democrat world repeatedly saying wor... more