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‘What if Turkey does it again,’ fears the US

"Two senior American generals came to the front line outside the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday flying outsized American flags on their vehicles, in case pro-Turkish forces just the other side of the no man’s land, 20 yards away, did not realize ... more

Latest news on the Afrin operation

According to research, 83 percent of the society supports the Olive Branch operation launched in Afrin. Among the actions of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK) government to date, there was, at the most, a 73 percent support of health inv... more

Water sleeps, but the enemy doesn’t!

The Afrin operation is closely followed by everyone, friend and foe. The air operation the U.S. conducted in Iraq in 1991 being broadcasted live on CNN screens had stirred some emotions. Meanwhile, Turkey’s live broadcast of the air-backed Operati... more

Countdown for Afrin

Early October last year, on the way back from Iran with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it was already only a matter of time before the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) set foot on Syrian territory again for Idlib. While discussing this matter on the fligh... more

Did Halkbank really commit these crimes?

On Jan. 3, the jury of the New York/Manhattan Court found Hakan Atilla guilty of five of the six counts he was charged with. On the same day, the New York Southern District Attorney’s Office that is looking into the case made a single-paragraph st... more

What’s happening in Saudi Arabia? How does Ankara view it?

The putschist Sisi administration in Egypt, Saudi Arabia’s actual owner of power Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pro-Saudi Arabian administration in Bahrain and the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed, who left fingerprints ... more

FETÖ head at Akıncı Air Base

Adil Öksüz, Kemal Batmaz, Harun Biniş, Mehmet Dişli… Akın Öztürk, Hakan Evrim, Nurettin Oruç, Hakan Çiçek…You have already memorized most of these names as the leading actors of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. They are all the main defendants in the... more

What will be the next step in Syria?

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the Syria issue during the public opening ceremony in Malatya the day before, conveying remarkable messages that deserves to be elaborated on. Let’s first underscore the following sentence: "We are determined ... more

How much have we fixed ties with Russia?

We spoke about Russia with a senior diplomat from the Foreign Affairs Ministry who has long years of experience. After saying, “You know how Russians work, don't you?” he looks into my eyes. Realizing that I expect the answer from him he continues to... more

What's on Erdoğan and AK Party's road map?

Turkey is a country that does not have the luxury of withdrawing into its shell.In the north, south and beyond the Atlantic there are actors with strategic minds who seek moments of weakness, chase open wounds and take action the moment they find a c... more

Will troops enter Syria?

Yesterday morning at 9:17 am, a bomb-laden vehicle exploded in front of the Gaziantep Police Headquarters. At the time I was writing this article we knew that we had lost one police officer, and 19 officers and four civilians were wounded. On the sam... more

Will the Turkish Armed Forces enter Syria for a safe zone?

The last time I went to Kilis was in February, for a television program. We shot a three-hour program at the zero-point were Syrian refugees were located without being killed, and then went to Kilis, a city full of life. The city with a local populat... more


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