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Looking at the Mediterranean through Turkey’s eyes

The tone adopted by our Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Hami Aksoy in response to a question regarding the “joint declaration made by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Greece, the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus (GCASC), France, and the... more

‘We are self-sufficient, Turkey’: Turkey did not surrender

It is emphasized that the British Empire diverges from other Western imperialist states in terms of expanding its sovereignty to different regions and forming permanent hegemonies. Referencing liberal democracy when explaining this has almost become ... more

What changed from Hiroshima to Idlib?

We may be acquainted with the imperial region and its history, yet this does not mean that we have a certain perspective. Statements questioning what business we have in Syria, the Middle East quagmire, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s politics, neither ... more

Why Haftar is also France?

After the defeat we experienced in World War I, that is to say after losing a great state, we spent a lot of time building a new identity and rallying around it. We cannot pretend that this process has ended and that all the dust has settled. Social ... more

European colonialism now and then: Libya conference in Berlin

In the 19th century, the dominance of European states over the rest of the world reached its peak. Except for the Ottoman geography, almost the whole world came under European hegemony. The most cruel of interventions in terms of invasion, occupation... more

Turkey is making history in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s surprise visit last week to Tunisia shows that developments regarding the East Mediterranean closely concern other north African countries, such as Tunisia and Algeria as well. Khalifa Haftar, who is currently trying ... more


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