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Kremlin's fears

We know now that just as Russia cannot exactly figure out what is behind the U.S. decision to withdraw from Syria, it is concerned of a likely rapport between Ankara and Washington.It tested the waters on Friday: when news that Syrian regime troops e... more

Turkey is currently making history!

The description in the report presented by the U.S. Department of Defense to Congress on Nov. 15, in which the relations of two countries are evaluated, that "Turkey is an extraordinary geostrategic country," intersects with President Recep Tayyip Er... more

The Kushner connection in the Khashoggi murder

That is how Istanbul is. You should not attempt Arabian plots in a city trained to beat Byzantine games. Riyadh's proposal to establish a joint working group, expressions of gratitude in response to Turkey's acceptance, the Saudi king's call to Presi... more

Turkey and Russia reach agreement regarding Iraq

You do remember the article, "Turkey and Russia reach agreement on the ‘design’ of the Idlib operation," (Yeni Şafak, Sept. 15) which announced the Idlib agreement established in Sochi in advance?Things in Idlib and Syria have not ended just yet, but... more

Live summit

As President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's plane was landing in Iran’s Tehran, Russia was bombing the fronts of Syria’s Idlib's, knowing very well the disturbance the timing caused Turkey. This is aside from the discontentment that was publicly conveyed to ... more

NATO: Like a Roman sword, sharp but short

Looking away from Turkey’s June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections and the steps taken to shift to the presidential system and instead focusing on the outside is blinding at first, but... We have to grasp what happened at the NATO summit in ... more

Distribution of Great Powers compared to Superpowers

Could Israel and Russia, Turkey and the U.S. have reached a deal?It seems that way.That’s what the Manbij deal and the Iran agreements on the Syria-Israel border mean…Only the “quality” of the agreements are up for discussion. This acceptance also in... more

Between Tel Aviv and Tehran…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the 55,000 documents claimed to be found in a secret storage in Tehran by military intelligence by putting on a “show” – even though it wasn’t a Broadway performance, at the Tel Aviv scale.He announ... more

If the US strikes Damascus, where will Turkey strike?

The time for U.S. President Donald Trump to start with his traditional Twitter attacks and take over Syria has come. It is unclear how much of it is the total of a serious diplomacy plan, how much is related to U.S. internal policy and how much of it... more

Erdoğan-Trump: 'Joint American adjustment'

Top level officials aside, communication with the U.S. president does not spark excitement neither in Ankara nor among the Turkish public. It is mostly the journalists whose duty it is to watch/understand these interactions who reflect what they can ... more

Closing down Incirlik, opening Turkish bases

The U.S. has thousands of military bases and plants around the world. The most important among these are the three in Germany, Japan and Turkey’s Incirlik.When the coordinates of these three bases are joined, you can see the global shield/siege line ... more

Will Ankara or Moscow approach the US faster?

Their first mistake was this: As they launched the proxy wars which have nowadays turned into a boring cliché, they assumed that one of the main actors would not come to the field…But it did…That is why, a military maneuver on the scale of an “operat... more


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