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​Why does Turkey's nuclear energy bother the EU?

An interesting request draws attention in the recent European Parliament (EP) report which proposes to suspend negotiations with Turkey. It requests Turkey to renounce the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project due to the safety of the plant. Apparently... more

Leaders’ messages to determine G20 Summit agenda

The G20, hosted by a different member country every year, will be held in Hamburg, Germany this year. The platform that sees participation by 19 countries and EU representatives, although considered an international initiative, is actually not an of... more

Future of natural gas in East Mediterranean

The East Mediterranean Reserve has, in recent years, through discoveries of natural gas shown its potential as a source and is starting to draw the attention of the world's leading energy companies and high energy demanding countries. Hence, we might... more

‘Energy’ key issue in Qatar crisis

The effect of the diplomatic blockade on Qatar is increasingly expanding. When we look at the accusations directed at the country, it is very clear that there are different reasons behind the blockade. The most important reason is that Qatar is risin... more

Is a new equation being established through Qatar?

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain severing all diplomatic relations with Qatar is the beginning of a great crisis. The crisis is not just about the Gulf countries and its area of influence is very broad. Of course, the blockad... more

What’s happening with the Paris climate agreement?

It seems the discussions on the Paris climate agreement are going to continue with U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement that was signed by 195 countries in 2015.  Because these discussions are also the beginning of a... more

New roadmap new excitement

With President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan being Justice and Development Party (AK Party) chairman again, a new era in politics has also begun. This period until 2019 is actually a transition period in which the institutional structuring of the presidential... more

Reconstruction and economy institutions

As Turkey enters a process of reconstruction with the presidential government system, one of the most concrete pillars of this reconstruction will be the economy. How the reconstruction will take place is the most important question. Although there a... more

Critical era in Turkey-EU relations

One of the most critical periods in Turkey-EU relations is taking place. Many times in the past, we witnessed tensions between Turkey and the EU. The decisions and statements made by the EU against Turkey in particular caused relations to be strained... more

Codes of the new era in the AK Party

The Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) third extraordinary congress yesterday saw President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan return to the post of AK Party chairmanship after a 998-day hiatus. The first concrete step of the result of the referendum was a... more

Being a model country in social policy implementations

The 2000s are the years in which Turkey started to change and experience an era in economy quite different than past eras. It was introduced to new terms and new implementations. Social policy is one of these. It is actually no coincidence that the s... more

A new economy success story is needed in this new period

A new period has begun in Turkey with the referendum that was held on Sunday, April 16 that resulted in a “yes” majority with 51.4 percent of the vote. In this period of new beginnings in Turkey, a new success story that will serve as a source for ch... more

The economy’s important role in the referendum

A new period will begin, with the historic referendum resulting in a “yes” majority. The Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) road map displaying its plans for the 2019 general elections and the presidential election is very important to analyz... more


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