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Will recordings solve the Khashoggi case?

The American CNN channel broadcasted important news.It was a report that framed that the U.S. intelligence has voice recordings of the Saudi Arabian authorities who planned to capture Jamal Khashoggi.With respect to this matter, which has also recent... more

One piece of good and bad news from Syria

Turkey, since the summer of 2016, has been successful in ruling out the security threats which mostly came from Syria.This, of course, is for the west of the Euphrates.Since the beginning of 2018, settling the Afrin and Idlib issues at the table prov... more

The unknown aspects of the Idlib victory

The Assad regime declared that they welcome the Idlib agreement reached by Turkey and Russia. But it shouldn’t be comprehended in that way. Actually, what they want to say is, “We are keeping a stiff upper lip.”If you ask why, it is because the regim... more

Turkey’s Idlib victory

A demilitarized buffer zone will be created between the Syrian opposition and regime forces, and Turkish and Russian troops will patrol the region.This was the most important result from the Putin/ Erdoğan summit held in Sochi the previous day.If we ... more

The pangs of Idlib

When Russian fighter jets shelled the Idlib countryside the day before, the question arises whether this attack is the prelude to a much larger plan.What comes to mind with a “comprehensive attack plan' is different than what took place on Tuesday.It... more

This matter will only be resolved through Trump

Let's go back to Nov. 27, 2017: the most comprehensive phone call aiming to overcome the chaos in bilateral relations after Donald Trump came to office in the U.S. took place. I am talking about the photograph taken from the Beştepe Presidential Comp... more

Did Turkey secretly reach an agreement with Russia on Idlib?

We are receiving news that military forces under the Damascus regime, that Iran-backed militia have surrounded Idlib from three sides. Based on our previous experience, we can guess the kind of danger the 2.5 million people - largely consisting of th... more

Learning from the attack on the exchange rate

Yesterday, the U.S. dollar started with a second 5 percent loss against the Turkish lira compared to the previous day, dropping below 6 liras. If we take it from Monday, we can say that the loss in the last two days has reached 10 percent. Of course,... more

Why aren’t tensions with the US easing?

"In their recent encounter at the NATO summit meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Trump gave each other a fist-bump, as Mr. Trump declared, 'I like him, I like him.'"The New York Times article that discusses the tensions i... more

Disciplining Turkey with the foreign exchange rate

When I was writing this column around 16:00 p.m. yesterday, the statement by the United States Embassy in Ankara was being broadcasted as breaking news on news channels.The intention of the statement made by the U.S. embassy in Ankara, which has serv... more

Will relations with US improve in the new period?

The NATO Leaders’ Summit in Brussels started shadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s salvos to Germany.Ahead of the summit, Trump said:“Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they will be getting from 60-70 percent of their energy from R... more


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