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NATO’s metamorphosis and what this means for Turkey

Nothing in history completely vanishes; like energy, at most, it morphs and takes on new shapes with different components. In other words, continuity is a constant in history. What NATO, a byproduct of the Cold War, is undergoing right now can be exa... more

The Erdoğan-Putin summit looming on the horizon

Over the last three decades, Turkey has been gradually released from a heavy burden. This burden is none other than NATO. The very NATO that leftist groups once demanded “we leave,” while the right-wing was on intimate terms with it. History is wroug... more

Russia; Quo Vadis?

We are talking about the vital point of the Syria issue. The Astana process, which represents rapprochement between Turkey Iran and Russia, has crashed into Idlib and been shaken. In a way, Iran and Russia violated the Astana agreement. More importan... more

Anything new in the Western front?

Weird things are happening recently in the region and the world. As U.S. President Donald Trump's world policies become clear, serious resistance rises in return. It is understood that Trump will not be able to accomplish everything he promised durin... more

Trump, Europe and Russia

Europe came to the fore post-World War II as the product of a very interesting formation. We know that the U.S. hegemony took shape after the war. Accordingly, the U.K. withdrew behind the stage and left its place to the U.S. This switch is quite oft... more

The assassination and the aftermath

We can estimate that the heinous assassination in Ankara, which occurred on the eve of the trilateral meeting in Moscow, will have crucial results. Let us look at them. Recent developments showed that Russia's presence in the Middle East is not confi... more

Confession and repentance

The struggle continues: Most recently a session was held in Germany, “certifying” that Turks committed the genocide of Armenians at the beginning of the last century and Turkey (Turks) were condemned. Turkey's response was harsh and it continues to o... more

Will Kurdish politics transform?

The failed process known as the “reconciliation process” was, in a sense, the product of an internal transformation in the Kurdist movement. The roots of this transformation can be traced all the way back to the day PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan was cap... more

The DAESH and Kurd cards

My opinion that the real determining players of the Middle East deadlock are not the powers involved is getting stronger. The line between Russia, Iran and the PKK and the congestion between Turkey, and the tensions at this point, do not explain the ... more

After the downed plane...

The Russian plane downed by the Turkish Armed Forces has legal and diplomatic dimensions on an international scale. We can say that Turkey has the upper hand in terms of legality in this sense. In other words, no international center has the right to... more

Hitting Turkey with ISIL

It is now a well known fact that the history of Turkey's modernization has a very interesting quality. In the final analysis, the people of this country do not completely object to living in harmony with modernity. The who issue is related to how the... more

A world twisted by terrorism

It is likely that the terrorist massacres in Paris will escalate the Islamophobia in Europe. This does not mean that it needs to turn into an open challenge. For instance, racism does not need to be carried to government everywhere. Europe knows well... more


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