Turkey

It’s Official! Turkey is Abetting ISIS in Syria

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Apparently, the root of troubles that the common people of Turkey are facing goes much deeper than Erdogan’s ambition to constitutionally hijack Turkey’s political system by introducing presidential form of government. Turkey’s incumbent…

Is Nationalization of the Biggest Private Turkish Bank a Reality?

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Recently, President Erdogan’s inner circles have intensified attacks on Isbank, the biggest private Turkish bank, and the pressure has only been increasing. Established in 1924 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey…

Davutoglu vs. Erdogan: Who Has Lost?

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The resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his future successor to be announced at the upcoming congress of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) scheduled for May 22 has been actively discussed by international analysts recently…

Insulting the Prez: Tayyip Erdoğan, Satire and Islamophobia

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At the outset of the 21st century, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan created a new political project in Turkey, namely the Justice and Development Party (or AKP) that set out as defining itself as a Muslim-Democrat entity similar to the many Christian-Democrat…

Erdogan Continues to Squeeze Power Into His Hands

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Erdogan’s dream to revive Turkey’s ‘lost status’ as the most powerful Muslim country cannot be materialized, he and his advisers seem to believe, without first fundamentally altering Turkey’s own political system and this alteration is, he…

Turkey’s “Safe Zone” Politics is Not Over Yet

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While the conflict and conflict resolution in Syria is largely beyond the question of Balkanizing it into “zones”, Turkey’s “Sultan” continues to harp on the need to create “safe zones” in Syria as a means to “protect” refugees. While this is what…

Turkey and Foreign Investors

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Over the past year, foreign investors have reacted in various ways to the situation in Turkey.. Most of them sold off the Turkish assets they held in their portfolios and left the country. Turkey has put foreign investors in a tough spot and they…

Turkey is Carrying on its Anti-Kurdish Policy

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Back in 2015 Turkey launched a massive military operation against its Kurdish population that resides in the south-east of the country. Since then an ever increasing number of reports on massive civilian casualties is coming…

Erdogan Continues Playing with Fire

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Slumping of Turkey’s international reputation does not seem to sober Erdogan as he continues an active intervention in the Syrian conflict, supporting radical nationalist and Islamist groups in the country and abroad and fights an undeclared war…

Washington’s “Pocket Villian” is Still Getting Away With It

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We are living in curious days when no amount of arguments made by the international community to manifest that there’s true criminal at the head of the state cannot not be regarded as a reason to condemn the felon and then punish him…

Turkey’s Civil War: Authoritarian Stability vs Separatist Terrorism

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In last year’s November Surprise, the Justice and Development Party (or AKP) solidified its position at the helm of Turkey’s ship, capitalizing on its supposed proven economic track record and firm stance in the face of separatist terrorism…

Turkey: Qatar Will Not Substitute Russian Gas

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A recent meeting between Turkish President R. Erdogan and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani spawned a new rhetoric in Turkey: Turkey will be able to compensate for any shortfall in the Russian gas supplies by increasing imports of…


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