It’s good that Erdoğan skiped the White House visit

It’s good that Erdoğan skiped the White House visit

Do you remember, President Tayyip Erdoğan postponed his visit to the White House, which was expected...
Devlet means “state”: Decoding Erdoğan’s alliance partner’s influence

Devlet means “state”: Decoding Erdoğan’s alliance partner’s influence

Devlet means state in Turkish and “Devlet (State) will come to the head of the state!”...
Key challenges to ethical business in Türkiye

Key challenges to ethical business in Türkiye

Humans have to live as a society in solidarity with others for survival, security, and continuation...
Does Türkiye want to join BRICS? Fidan’s critical China visit explained

Does Türkiye want to join BRICS? Fidan’s critical China visit explained

What put Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan's trip to China on the global agenda was neither Türkiye's...
The new mineral frontier: Türkiye’s role may change in the REE supply chain

The new mineral frontier: Türkiye’s role may change in the REE supply chain

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan's visit to China from June 3-5 encompassed not only political discussions on...
Türkiye’s deep inconsistency with “agents of influence” law

Türkiye’s deep inconsistency with “agents of influence” law

You might wonder about the connection between the "agent of influence" clause, said to be included...
Türkiye’s new education model: Will religious education surpass science?

Türkiye’s new education model: Will religious education surpass science?

Will the sciene education surpass scientific education? The title actually reflects a misleading proposition. Both are...
Two bad news for Erdoğan in one day

Two bad news for Erdoğan in one day

As President Tayyip Erdoğan began his day on June 4, there was a problem on his...
Gender bias in Turkish sports: Women’s volleyball team’s travel inequality

Gender bias in Turkish sports: Women’s volleyball team’s travel inequality

The Turkish Women’s National Volleyball Team’s travel to the United States for the 2024 FIVB Volleyball...
Armenia: Pashinyan can make history with Aliyev if diaspora permits

Armenia: Pashinyan can make history with Aliyev if diaspora permits

Yesterday, on May 26, Azerbaijani flags were hoisted on 4 border villages from which Armenia had...
Post-election challenges ahead: Will Erdoğan opt AKP out?

Post-election challenges ahead: Will Erdoğan opt AKP out?

Following the March 31 local election defeat, President Tayyip Erdoğan made two strategic political decisions. The...
Turkey’s Pulse survey: AKP hits record low, CHP faces serious warning

Turkey’s Pulse survey: AKP hits record low, CHP faces serious warning

The latest "Turkey's Pulse" survey by MetroPoll research company has raised alarm bells for the ruling...
Türkiye’s Finance Minister Şimşek: A de facto prime minister

Türkiye’s Finance Minister Şimşek: A de facto prime minister

I have no intention of targeting Mehmet Şimşek, the Minister of Treasury and Finance. Ruling Justice...
The Kobani verdicts: Dissecting a political trial

The Kobani verdicts: Dissecting a political trial

The Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court handed down heavy sentences in the Kobani Trial on May...
Türkiye’s Turkmenistan gas quest through geopolitical gridlock

Türkiye’s Turkmenistan gas quest through geopolitical gridlock

I generally view with skepticism the memorandums of understanding signed between countries. Often, they possess a...
42 years prison sentence for Demirtaş in Kobani case

42 years prison sentence for Demirtaş in Kobani case

An Ankara court has sentenced former Democratic People's Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ...
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