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Who will save Yemen from its saviors?

The war that has been going on in Yemen for three years has created one of the most serious humanitarian crisis in the history of the world. The Syrian crisis ongoing next to our borders is another comparable crisis. Out of the country’s 28 million p... more

A fork in the road between the US and Saudi Arabia?

If the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was committed using all the means of the Saudi Arabian government, then those who commissioned it can theoretically be distinguished from the state, regardless of their positions. It could have been possibl... more

Paris is burning!

The protests that started in the suburbs of France and then spread to whole of the country which have now turned into a rebellion has entered its third week. The fact that Paris is under fire cannot be hidden anymore even though the most important th... more

Wherever MBS goes, Jamal Khashoggi’s soul follows him

The G20 summit that took place in Argentina was the first time in two months, since the Khashoggi case, that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) left his country. Of course, if we don’t count his visit to Mohammed bin Zayed, his friend in th... more

Saudi-US relations: Will time fix everything?

Trump’s instant squandering of centuries-old values without batting an eyelid in order to protect Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his risking of discrediting the CIA, his own intelligence organization that is also one of the found... more

‘If you have enough money, you can kill as you like’

We are still talking about the Khashoggi murder. It appears that we will be discussing it for a while. Because the case has many dimensions which concern everybody in one way or another. The details are still not completely unveiled and every new ele... more

'Anything you say can and will be used against you'

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you.”These are the famous words which police remind even the culprits caught in action in Hollywood movies. Even if they are caught in action, the convicted is given ... more

Funeral prayer in absentia for Jamal Khashoggi

As of today, it has been 43 days since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered his country’s consulate in Istanbul and never emerged. Hence, last Sunday, his friends organized a commemoration gathering on the occasion of the 40th day of the passing ... more

Hulusi Akar’s visits to Libya, Sudan, and Somalia

At the beginning of the last week, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar visited Libya, Sudan, and Somalia on a four day trip. He was joined by Chief of General Staff Yaşar Güler, Libya special representative and Member of Parliament for Ankara Emrullah İşler... more

The US sanctions on Iran force whom to do what?

We have entered a new phase in the Iran issue (actually in the U.S.’s dance with Iran). In reality, the Obama administration took the nuclear program of Iran under control to some extent with a deal and in exchange for that, it partially eased the sa... more

US midterm elections and the Trump-populism problem

As of tomorrow, midterm elections, including congressional and gubernatorial, will be held in the U.S. Trump is now facing the danger of seeing his party becoming a minority party two years after his election, at a time when he hasn’t even got used t... more

Greeting migrants who throw rocks with bullets

This is a strange title, of course. First of all, how can one defend a group of people, whether migrants or not, who throw rocks? Surely this is indefensible. Perhaps they threw rocks to protect themselves because they had nothing else to use against... more

Khashoggi’s murderers’ fear of democracy

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi that was planned in advance and conducted in an organized manner ended with the opposite of the desired outcome because of “a small misfortune” which was not plotted by the perpetrators, and the case continues to deliver... more


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