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The election in Egypt that gives voters no choice

Egypt will go to polls on Mar. 16-18 for presidential elections. I am using the word “elections” only as an expression. Some call the events that will be held on that day an "election," and all newscasts cover it in that way. However, in reality, no ... more

The modern world owes Africa a great deal

Since President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced 2005 as the “Year of Africa,” he visited almost all corners of Africa. He is going to places that he formerly visited as prime minister for the second –even third- time as president now. He is going with... more

Rebuilding Iraq and Turkey’s distinction

As Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch continues full speed ahead, the vision that Turkey produced regarding the purpose of the operation can be a lesson and warning for everybody who is making plans on Syria.Turkey is strongly supporting and following t... more

It will be too late then!

"We are going through critical days in terms of the history of the region and Turkey." This sentence actually expresses a situation repeated on several important occasions in the same way in the past decade.In particular, similar statements were made... more

Terror begins with names: Daesh and Muslims, PKK-PYD and Kurds

Those who have had no intentions regarding peace while thousands of truckloads of arms have been supplied for years to an organization on Turkey’s border, whose hostility toward Turkey is blatant, and made efforts to turn it into an army, have sudden... more

To judge the US that supports terrorism

Turkey has been hosting 3.5 million guests who had to take refuge in our country to save their lives since the civil war started in Syria. In addition to this, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million Syrians in Lebanon, 2 million in Jordan, and ov... more

FETÖ was going to fit US spears into sacks

The Afrin operation has overthrown many international actors, primarily the U.S. This is essentially an operation that has created difficulties for the strategic plan the U.S. has been carrying out for years.The U.S. is not able to do anything agains... more

Arab Spring and anniversary of Egypt’s Jan. 25 Revolution

Exactly seven years ago, the Arab world was shaken by the great social movement expressing freedom, democracy and honor generating from the deepest folds of society. The name ‘’Arab Spring’’ was given to the revolutionary atmosphere created by this m... more

Whose border will NATO protect and against whom?

We are watching a very dangerous scene from the game the U.S. is playing in Syria that is aimed at pushing the entire region to instability. After presenting the Daesh terror organization as the world’s biggest threat ever for some time now, it has t... more

Assad’s sly dance with the wolves

The fundamental problem in relation to the civil war in Syria, which is about to complete its seventh year, laid bare the burning truth once more after the Bashar Assad regime’s operations targeting the civilians. As a matter of fact, during his visi... more

The US is where the law is up for negotiation

The case that started in the U.S. as a “Reza Zarrab case” and was later turned into a Hakan Atilla case  concluded last week with the verdict of the jury. The jury found former Halkbank Deputy General Manager Hakan Atilla guilty of five out of the  s... more