Monthly Archive: December 2021

CHP Leader: Young people will carry us to the power

There is a strange equation here. President Tayyip Erdoğan, or those courting favor of him, think that they discredit opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu by obstructing his attempts to visit public...

Why do Turkish Universities fall in International Rankings?

University rankings originated in the United States, which has over 4000 “universities”. In the US, there is neither a central authority for higher education nor central placement: Universities handle their own admissions. University education...

US-Turkey relations: the past, the future

The year 2021 was a bumpy road for US-Turkey relations. Remembering what has happened since the beginning of the year would allow us to understand what is happening more comprehensively and foresee what might...

Istanbul Mayor wins Erdoğan’s proxy duel against him

At the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu defies Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, who announced that the ministry initiated a “special audit” against the municipality on the suspicion...

Discrepancy in official Omicron data in Turkey

The Covid 19 Omicron wave shakes the world, especially Europe. Although Christmas and New Year celebrations in Europe are one of the most important events for both individuals and businesses, many countries have taken...

New regional links: China Caucasia Turkey Europe

Following the Protocols signed in 2009 to normalise relations between Turkey and Armenia, Turkey took the initiative as of 2010 to implement a holistic cooperative project, which aimed at supporting regional ties in the...

Turkish Foreign Policy under AKP rule

Turkish foreign policy has gone through a dramatic change in the past decade under Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule, long before Turkey’s transition to the presidential system after the constitutional amendment come into...