Commentary

Religious background of AKP’s reluctance to accept defeat at elections

8 Apr 2019
08/04/19 10:08:09 AM BST

The reluctance of the AKP politicians in relinquishing the municipalities they have lost in last week’s local election is another way of telling the...   Read More

Erdogan is at a crossroads

4 Apr 2019
04/04/19 12:40:23 PM BST

When analyzing the March 31 local elections, we must do it under three headings. These are 1. How did Turkey go to elections? 2....   Read More

The US withdrawal from Syria, the Kurdish perspective

4 Feb 2019
04/02/19 9:48:33 AM BST

American administrations are known to betray the Kurds, this is no secret. The Kurds are often viewed as secondary and sometimes third actors. The...   Read More

Trump’s Withdrawal from Syria: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

16 Jan 2019
16/01/19 8:58:59 AM BST

In one of his notorious tweets, American president Donald Trump on 19 January 2019 wrote: Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting...   Read More

Trump’s trust buster

15 Jan 2019
15/01/19 12:25:27 PM BST

Following repeated Turkish threats to attack the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) stronghold in northeast Syria, on 19 December US President Trump announced the...   Read More

Russia’s grand strategy: how Putin is using Syria conflict to turn Turkey into Moscow’s proxy

17 Oct 2018
17/10/18 8:48:03 AM BST

Turkey, Russia and Iran have actively involved themselves in the Syrian conflict, each with their own divergent interests. Moscow and Tehran have put their...   Read More

What if Turkey’s snap election results in a split government and parliament?

11 Jun 2018
11/06/18 2:15:23 PM BST

When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) decided to go for a snap election, its main fear was an emerging public tendency to vote...   Read More

A preliminary note on the candidates of the Justice and Development Party for the June 24 election

25 May 2018
25/05/18 1:03:30 PM BST

Turkish citizens voted in a national referendum in April 2017 to change their system of governance into an executive presidential one, effectively ending the...   Read More

Israel continues to give political Islamists kisses of life

25 May 2018
25/05/18 10:13:09 AM BST

The US decision to move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was clearly unfair, untimely and provocative. This was also going against international...   Read More

The Centrality of Jerusalem and the End of Two State Solution

17 May 2018
17/05/18 1:36:20 PM BST

When Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak flew to Taba to seal a final and everlasting deal with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Israel’s experienced...   Read More

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