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Palestine is resisting on behalf of the whole Muslim world

Israel is acting in accordance with a specific expansion and enlargement strategy in Palestine. And to that end, Tel Aviv is using a variety of tools, all of which must be examined individually. However, it should be noted that the strategy of expans... more

Turkey’s growing confidence will not be shaken

We were at war in Idlib at the time the pandemic reached Turkey, and the perpetuity matter was directly linked to the developments in our near region. At the time the pandemic became full-blown particularly in Europe and the U.S., Turkey entered a ne... more

The Pope who worships at pagan temples, and neo-colonialism

Everyone is well aware of those circles in Turkey trying to make a big deal over whether the new U.S. president called Erdogan or not. Among these, those who are particularly on the conservative opposition line draw greater attention. Though Turkey’s... more

‘90s long gone: America can no longer tell Turkey what to do

At a time when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the “Human Rights Action Plan,” the U.S. House of Representatives developed a human rights and democracy-focused document in accordance with the new administration’s foreign policy. In brief, th... more

The vaccine wars and anti-vax sentiment

The second batch of the Chinese vaccine arrived in Istanbul on Jan. 25. As the number of vaccines brought to Turkey reaches 10 million, we enter a new stage in the pandemic process. The uncertainty and ambiguity in discussions regarding the pandemic ... more

Turkey foiled imperial plots trying to destroy the region

Turkey took major leaps in 2020. These leaps were taken particularly along the axis spanning Libya and the Caucasus, and concerned the country's own destiny as a risk of war was potent. Though Turkey was a physical party in both these wars, it was ne... more

Turkey dealt a great blow to colonialist states in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic spread to Turkey at a time when regional political tensions and military conflicts were at a pinnacle. This was enough to escalate uncertainties regarding the future. The ongoing chaos in Syria and Libya was the prelude to a ... more

Is Turkey yearning for an empire or a new order?

European politicians branding Turkey’s widespread activities from Libya to the Caucasus as a longing or pursuit for an “empire” should be ascertained as only natural. It is crystal clear that a mindset polluted by Orientalist literature would not pro... more


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