Which forces are behind ISIS?

Which forces are behind ISIS?

This question has been puzzling me since the day it first emerged. (*) The organization, also...
Turkish foreign policy’s driving force: Finance Minister Şimşek

Turkish foreign policy’s driving force: Finance Minister Şimşek

Apart from the impulse to get out of the economic crisis, what other force, do you...
Erdoğan’s Egypt visit: What changed in the lost years?

Erdoğan’s Egypt visit: What changed in the lost years?

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to visit the capital of Egypt, Cairo, on February 14,...
Russia’s threat to hit Baykar’s UAV factory in Ukraine and NATO’s call

Russia’s threat to hit Baykar’s UAV factory in Ukraine and NATO’s call

Baykar's Executive Board Chairman Haluk Bayraktar announced last week at the World Defense Show in Saudi...
Power politics in the world, security politics in Türkiye and elections

Power politics in the world, security politics in Türkiye and elections

On the evening of February 7, a car exploded and caught fire in Mashtel, a Shiite...
Ankara’s diplomatic surge in Middle East: Beyond the PKK dimension

Ankara’s diplomatic surge in Middle East: Beyond the PKK dimension

February 9 might mark a beginning of a new era in relations with the U.S. and...
The Can Atalay Case: the quake in Turkey’s rule of law

The Can Atalay Case: the quake in Turkey’s rule of law

The game played at the highest levels of the state has come to the end long...
What makes a good local government? The Municipal Governance Scorecard

What makes a good local government? The Municipal Governance Scorecard

As the closest public administration unit to the citizens, local governments are the cradle of democracy....
Diplomats in Ankara wonder about the travels of intel chief Kalın

Diplomats in Ankara wonder about the travels of intel chief Kalın

The meeting between the head of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT), İbrahim Kalın, and Hamas...
Century apart: Atatürk’s teachers, Erdoğan’s Imams

Century apart: Atatürk’s teachers, Erdoğan’s Imams

It had been just one year since the establishment of the Republic. President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk...
Imprisoned lawmaker Atalay’s parliamentary seat was revoked

Imprisoned lawmaker Atalay’s parliamentary seat was revoked

Imprisoned Turkish Worker's Party (TİP) lawmaker Can Atalay's parliamentary seat was revoked in the Turkish Grand...
Istanbul church attack reveals ISIS infiltration concerns

Istanbul church attack reveals ISIS infiltration concerns

The armed attack at Santa Maria Church in Istanbul on Janurary 28 not only claimed a...
Türkiye’s Air Force dilemma: S-400 realities and F-16 aspirations

Türkiye’s Air Force dilemma: S-400 realities and F-16 aspirations

After President Tayyip Erdoğan signed and sent the approval for Sweden's NATO membership to the Turkish...
Turkish opposition unite against unusual foe: CHP as a central target

Turkish opposition unite against unusual foe: CHP as a central target

Since the May 2023 election defeat, Türkiye's main opposition, the Republican People's Party (CHP), has grappled...
A paradigm change needed in TRNC

A paradigm change needed in TRNC

Cyprus is not a serious problem in the eyes of the international community today, but it...
Turkish parliament ratified Sweden’s NATO membership

Turkish parliament ratified Sweden’s NATO membership

The Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) ratified Sweden's NATO membership protocol, ending over a year of...
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