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20 reasons why Turkey is in Syria

“Those who ask, ‘What business does Turkey have in Syria?’ are actually those bemoaning why terrorist organizations are still operating in Syria rather than in our country.”If this statement by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was said to ordinary peop... more

Idlib’s secret: Why did Russia attack Turkey?

There is no doubt that both Russia and the Damascus administration – and, according to some claims, Iranian militia forces on the ground – knew the location of Turkish troops. As is its custom in multilateral joint military operations, Ankara had the... more

Who told Haftar to ‘Go back to Libya’ that night?

The real aim of the assassination of Qassem Soleimaini is to re-organize Iraq, which is like an out-of-control satellite, constantly crashing into the “others,” because Iraq was no longer within the orbit of the 2003 invasion. Iran is supposed to be ... more

NATO's new ‘boogeyman’

Shall we discuss the possible “outcomes” of the NATO summit that is set to take place on Dec. 3-4, 2019, in London?We need to interpret NATO and Turkey’s “relations” in the near future. It is possible to say that NATO will also receive its fair share... more

Erdoğan’s ‘historic’ meeting with Putin in Sochi

As you read these lines, it will all be over and done with; but at the time this article was being written, it was all yet to begin.At 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TAF) “ceasefire” button may be deactivated, and the purge o... more

How the Aramco attacks will alter US-Saudi ties

Even though the backbone of U.S.-Saudi ties have been cracked, a multi-billion dollar brick is holding their relations together...Ever since Sept.11, 2001, a series of events, including the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, have been used a... more

The declaration of the Syria summit is a slap in the US’s face

The fruit of the the fifth summit of the Sochi talks held in Turkish capital Ankara is going to be discussed a great deal. It may go down in history as the first concrete step against American hegemony.The fourth, and especially the fifth article of ... more

What did the US want to achieve through the July 15 coup attempt?

September 11... September 12... July 15…After the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey started to cut down on its relations with the U.S. “in dribs and drabs.” Its murmurs can still be heard.Ankara’s decision along this line is heading towards its fourth yea... more

Is another world war looming?

Foreign policy and national security experts, along with a number of journalists, are increasingly observing that we are transitioning into a period where the conditions are similar to those before the devastating world wars took place.Those who say ... more

Erdoğan, Putin and retiring Turkish generals...

Are we able to fully understand the nature of Turkey, U.S. and Russia relations?Frequently no, and thus we are inclined to perceive incidents after dividing them into parts. This process makes them easier to digest, but then we miss the big picture.T... more

Does Turkey really want the F-35 fighter jets?

Pentagon spoke its mind to Turkey on June 7 regarding the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense system, and threatened Ankara using the F-35 Lockheed Martin fighter jets.They were all grave threats, only increasing the strain on U.S.- Turkey r... more

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