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What changed from Hiroshima to Idlib?

We may be acquainted with the imperial region and its history, yet this does not mean that we have a certain perspective. Statements questioning what business we have in Syria, the Middle East quagmire, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s politics, neither ... more

Why Haftar is also France?

After the defeat we experienced in World War I, that is to say after losing a great state, we spent a lot of time building a new identity and rallying around it. We cannot pretend that this process has ended and that all the dust has settled. Social ... more

European colonialism now and then: Libya conference in Berlin

In the 19th century, the dominance of European states over the rest of the world reached its peak. Except for the Ottoman geography, almost the whole world came under European hegemony. The most cruel of interventions in terms of invasion, occupation... more

Turkey is making history in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s surprise visit last week to Tunisia shows that developments regarding the East Mediterranean closely concern other north African countries, such as Tunisia and Algeria as well. Khalifa Haftar, who is currently trying ... more

What does Turkey’s domestic and national car signify?

It is impossible to say something fresh on an identity, a career and discourse that have been built on complaints. This is a state of being and casting it off is a nasty business.For this very reason, it has never dawned on anyone to question the hab... more

Why should Erdoğan’s speeches be published as a book?

The Kuala Lumpur Summit revealed great tensions in the Islamic world. Though the conservative opposition and other groups interpret this tension through the Islamic world’s internal dynamics in attempts to determine a position for themselves, the sev... more

Erdoğan is the embodiment of anti-colonialist policy

We are going through a period when the West is being openly questioned by its former spheres of domination. If this were but a mere lapse of conviction, we would not have considered it as an ideological extremism (!). We are at a time when questionin... more

The US and CIA’s covert intervention in Bolivia

It will be sufficient to read Eduardo Galeano’s “Open Veins of Latin America” to understand why Bolivia’s state President Eva Morales resigned. Like Hugo Chavez, he too had taken steps aimed at changing his country’s fate. He strove for 14 years in o... more

President Erdoğan’s UN speech: justice, morals, conscience

I repeat, the phrase “The world is bigger than five” used by President Erdoğan to criticize the permanent UN Security Council members -- China, France, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S., is the most important criticism aimed at the global system establis... more

Turkey’s state mind and the will of the people

The matter of Turkey’s existence becomes more meaningful if we think of it within the framework of putting an end to the tutelage regime and dependency relations. We cannot identify the rising voices saying, “There is no such thing” as simply a diffe... more


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