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NATO: Like a Roman sword, sharp but short

Looking away from Turkey’s June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections and the steps taken to shift to the presidential system and instead focusing on the outside is blinding at first, but... We have to grasp what happened at the NATO summit in ... more

Distribution of Great Powers compared to Superpowers

Could Israel and Russia, Turkey and the U.S. have reached a deal?It seems that way.That’s what the Manbij deal and the Iran agreements on the Syria-Israel border mean…Only the “quality” of the agreements are up for discussion. This acceptance also in... more

Between Tel Aviv and Tehran…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the 55,000 documents claimed to be found in a secret storage in Tehran by military intelligence by putting on a “show” – even though it wasn’t a Broadway performance, at the Tel Aviv scale.He announ... more

If the US strikes Damascus, where will Turkey strike?

The time for U.S. President Donald Trump to start with his traditional Twitter attacks and take over Syria has come. It is unclear how much of it is the total of a serious diplomacy plan, how much is related to U.S. internal policy and how much of it... more

Erdoğan-Trump: 'Joint American adjustment'

Top level officials aside, communication with the U.S. president does not spark excitement neither in Ankara nor among the Turkish public. It is mostly the journalists whose duty it is to watch/understand these interactions who reflect what they can ... more

Closing down Incirlik, opening Turkish bases

The U.S. has thousands of military bases and plants around the world. The most important among these are the three in Germany, Japan and Turkey’s Incirlik.When the coordinates of these three bases are joined, you can see the global shield/siege line ... more

Will Ankara or Moscow approach the US faster?

Their first mistake was this: As they launched the proxy wars which have nowadays turned into a boring cliché, they assumed that one of the main actors would not come to the field…But it did…That is why, a military maneuver on the scale of an “operat... more

Those who hit Israel’s jet and Russia’s Ankara-Damascus plan

The presence of a special conjuncture that supports Turkey’s “driving example” position in the Great Middle East cannot be denied. This is one of the reasons why the internal-external resistance points have diminished.The U.S.’s crisis in the region ... more

Russia-Turkey: Here’s the final plan

The partnership started by Ankara, Moscow and Tehran was a triangle built to establish order and stability in Syria. Syria was the primary agreement, but whether it had “a confidential and greater objective” was a matter of curiosity. “The problem h... more

For how many minutes can you 'reproach' the US president?

The meetings between Turkish and U.S. leaders are always important. What increases the strategic level of the gathering besides this "standard significance" is the two countries': 1. Tensions in the relations between them, 2. Tensions in their dom... more

Whether Barzani gives up or not…

The tweet posted by the U.K.’s Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore in response to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli, carries the concern of “not becoming involved in the consequences” of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Regional... more

Where is North Korea trying to strike?

Why aren’t they trying to overthrow the Pyongyang government? Why aren’t they striking North Korea? Why aren’t the defense systems of the U.S. and countries in the region running? What should be known in the name of the crisis that has... more


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