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How will the nuclear crisis with Iran effect Turkey?

We used to receive invitations from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara from time to time, sit and talk and sometimes they would ask us question and at times we would ask them questions. After relations entered “crisis mode,” particularly in the last five yea... more

Who will vote for what?

There is a strategy team in the kitchen of the Justice and Development (AK) Party who watches the election campaign, weighs the pros and cons of political parties, evaluates their discourse and promises and monitors how these are received by the publ... more

Wasn’t it obvious things would end up like this?

Donald Trump posted his 37, 297th tweet, thanking the United Kingdom and France for their perfect partnership and wrote: “Mission Accomplished.”In the tweet, the emphasis on the military power of the United Kingdom and France was a clue of the real a... more

Is the US’s intention to punish Assad or warn him?

At the time we were going to the referendum on April 6, 2017, we did a broadcast with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Mabeyn Palace in Istanbul.We also received news of another chemical attack in Syria at about the same time. More than 100 peop... more

Three results of the Ankara summit

The statement “A 60-year dream is coming true” is used in news when referring to the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the foundation of which was laid a few days ago.In this case, it is possible to ask why it could not be done for 60 years.We can list som... more

The unknown aspects of the Afrin victory

On Sunday, we returned with a great deal of backstage information from the Oğulpınar Border Patrol ceremony that we have attended with President Erdoğan. Now it is time for disclosure…I asked Turkish 2nd Army Commander Lieutenant General İsmail Metin... more

Turkey is under ally threat, not enemy

We discussed Washington contacts with former Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ambassador Volkan Bozkır at Parliament’s lobby on Tuesday morning. Last week, a group of parliamentarians met at the U.S. Congress on behalf of the committee and returned to... more

Is something new being cooked up in Washington?

You must have watched how U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) at the White House.He was like a contractor who markets his houses to his customer through model houses as he was showing how ma... more

Is the US planning a new operation for Turkey?

When U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson was suddenly dismissed from office one morning with a seven-line tweet, the term “Tillersoned” was coined in social media – meaning, “The one who was left without notice.”The gossip aside, we cannot disregard t... more

A new object is approaching the PKK/YPG

In a meeting with a group of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies, National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says, “We are grateful to the MİT [National Intelligence Organization].”The MİT is the invisible hero of the Afrin operation.Be... more

One kilometer away from Afrin

Let me start by quoting an article recently published, on March 7 to be exact, in one of the most-read newspapers in the U.S., the New York Times, written by Anne Bernard:“For six weeks, Turkey has mounted a campaign to wrest control of Afrin from th... more

Will the Afrin operation end here?

There are two phone lines in the Hatay headquarters of Operation Olive Branch that allow direct communication with the city of Tal Rifaat located in the south of Afrin.These lines have been operating 24/7 since the operation started.On the Hatay side... more

Iran, Assad and PKK’s dance in Afrin

It is known that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Syrian affiliate, the YPG, which has understood that it cannot respond to the operations of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF)/ Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the context of Operation Olive Branch, since t... more

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