Commentary

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

Putin’s Asymmetric War with Western Democracies

5 Apr 2018
05/04/18 12:30:18 PM BST

Putin’s Russia gives the impression with his actions in the last few years that we are returning to a bipolar world of the Cold...   Read More

UK soon to be stuck between two hostile autocrats

16 Mar 2018
11/04/18 10:25:16 AM BST

It’s not known how much the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s visit to the UK relieved the British economy experiencing the trauma of...   Read More

A year after Turkey’s coup: further away from democracy and rule of law

19 Jul 2017
19/07/17 4:38:29 PM BST

According to numbers from the Turkish Army General Staff, 8,651 military personnel took part in the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. According to Turkey’s...   Read More

Erdoğan Radicalises Tariqas and Religious Communities

5 Jun 2017
16/03/18 11:40:55 AM BST

The political Islamic strand called ‘Islamism’ was born out of a reaction to the invasions and imperialism against the Islamic world towards the end...   Read More

What would have happened if Erdogan hadn’t called the public to go out into the streets on July 15?

13 Apr 2017
13/04/17 8:54:17 PM BST

Firstly, let us correct a mistake that is being abused as a tool of psychological war. The public can in no way stop a...   Read More

Is Europe ready for a big and new immigration wave?

21 Feb 2017
21/02/17 12:53:31 PM BST

Western public opinion is divided and troubled by refugees. The acts of radical Islamist terror organisations and Islamophobic media coverage have a significant effect...   Read More

Democracy is Like a Tram

14 Jul 2016
11/02/17 6:55:13 PM BST

In the mid-1990s, the mayor of Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was quoted as saying, “Democracy is like a tram. You ride it until you...   Read More

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