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Are there going to be fresh elections next year?

In an atmosphere in which the June 24 elections are being discussed, a question is being asked: Will Turkey be in an another ''spiral of elections'' if Tayyip Erdoğan wins the presidential elections but the Justice and Development (AK) Party loses th... more

Who will be the surprise of the June 24 elections?

We were in Yozgat on Friday.Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, with whom we had suhoor (the morning meal of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan) with, told us an anecdote that occurred prior to the November 1 elections.Let’s remember those days... more

Unknown aspects of the Manbij deal

Turkey made a deal with the U.S.: Manbij is being cleared of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) Syrian affiliate, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).Both countries confirmed the deal, and as a matter of fact, there are reports that the organizatio... more

Critical appointment in Washington

Election periods have a blinding side.When everyone focuses on ballot boxes, the country’s agenda, with the exception of elections, either becomes of secondary importance or is completely forgotten.However, Turkey does not have such a luxury.It is cr... more

How will the nuclear crisis with Iran effect Turkey?

We used to receive invitations from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara from time to time, sit and talk and sometimes they would ask us question and at times we would ask them questions. After relations entered “crisis mode,” particularly in the last five yea... more

Who will vote for what?

There is a strategy team in the kitchen of the Justice and Development (AK) Party who watches the election campaign, weighs the pros and cons of political parties, evaluates their discourse and promises and monitors how these are received by the publ... more

Wasn’t it obvious things would end up like this?

Donald Trump posted his 37, 297th tweet, thanking the United Kingdom and France for their perfect partnership and wrote: “Mission Accomplished.”In the tweet, the emphasis on the military power of the United Kingdom and France was a clue of the real a... more

Is the US’s intention to punish Assad or warn him?

At the time we were going to the referendum on April 6, 2017, we did a broadcast with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Mabeyn Palace in Istanbul.We also received news of another chemical attack in Syria at about the same time. More than 100 peop... more

Three results of the Ankara summit

The statement “A 60-year dream is coming true” is used in news when referring to the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the foundation of which was laid a few days ago.In this case, it is possible to ask why it could not be done for 60 years.We can list som... more

The unknown aspects of the Afrin victory

On Sunday, we returned with a great deal of backstage information from the Oğulpınar Border Patrol ceremony that we have attended with President Erdoğan. Now it is time for disclosure…I asked Turkish 2nd Army Commander Lieutenant General İsmail Metin... more

Turkey is under ally threat, not enemy

We discussed Washington contacts with former Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ambassador Volkan Bozkır at Parliament’s lobby on Tuesday morning. Last week, a group of parliamentarians met at the U.S. Congress on behalf of the committee and returned to... more

Is something new being cooked up in Washington?

You must have watched how U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) at the White House.He was like a contractor who markets his houses to his customer through model houses as he was showing how ma... more


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