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Le Figaro and the policy of rapprochement with Türkiye

On Saturday, French daily Le Figaro published an article entitled "Türkiye's mediating role in the Russian-Ukrainian war: How Erdogan's diplomacy made Türkiye indispensable on the international stage."Of course, the article immediately made headlines... more

What can we learn from Germany’s elections?

As of Monday morning in Germany at 8.45 a.m. local time, Social Democratic Party Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz made a victory speech at the party’s election center, thanking his acolytes and the people of Germany...After scooping up a glorious win... more

What can’t they accept?

John Bass, the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey whose term has ended, delivered harsh parting statements. The ambassador made claims about the Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul who was arrested on charges of intensive discussions with Fetul... more

Trump’s ‘chessboard'

Most people who read Zbigniew Brzezinski's book, "The Grand Chessboard," years ago might have thought, "Come on. That's too much." However, what's happening today reminds me of what was written in that book.   Also, in his book, Brzezinski states a ... more

Tour d'horizon

Today's article will be a tour d'horizon amid news stories. The central executive board of difficult tasks The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has announced its Central Executive Board (MYK), namely, the core team that it is thought will lea... more

In spite of those trying to isolate Turkey

Yesterday the dollar/TL parity was 3.5883 at 6 p.m. The total value of the companies that publicly traded in the Istanbul Stock Exchange, which is on a rise, reached a record high at 718 billion TL. I asked a few experts in the “No” front, “How is th... more

Erdoğan has given the starting whistle

For days, the Republican People's Party (CHP) has been arguing that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would not sign the parliamentary decree on the constitutional amendments that are set to go to a referendum this April since opinion polls have shown t... more

The CHP's 'referendum strategy'?

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) platform activities could not prevent the constitutional amendment package from passing Parliament with 339 votes. However, apparently, it is now trying to prevent the package from being put ... more

China was all that was needed in the Middle East!

İlker Başbuğ visited China upon an invitation from Shanghai University. Accompanying him were former War Colleges Commander retired Chief Marshall Bilgin Bananlı, retired Vice Admiral Kadir Sağdıç and IT specialist Murat Başbuğ with him. This delegat... more

The UCA is going to win, not Clinton, not Trump

The world is surrounded by election frenzy. While the CDU, SPD and Greens lost votes in the Berlin state elections, Germany's most fascist and racist party, the AfP reached 14.2 percent from zero. In Russia, the United Russia party supported by Russi... more

Good news from the Confidence Index

On Wednesday morning, like always, at 7:30 am, there was a board meeting of the Turkish Investor Relations Society (TÜYİD), of which I became a founding executive board member. TÜYİD President Ms. Özge Bulut Maraşlı, who is a typical creative workaho... more

MHP is a leader's party

aliI am analyzing this matter, like always, as a requirement of our expertise, from three perspectives: 1. Political communication aspect 2. Realpolitik context 3. Principle of being result-oriented First, the perceived view seen (shown) in terms of... more


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