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That ghost appears to the UAE as Fahreddin Pasha

Although it is known that ghosts are not real, they are an effective phenomena in people’s lives, one way or another. Phenomenon, “zahiriye,” as referred to in Ottoman Turkish, in other words, is that which is visible, namely, our perception of somet... more

A ghost is haunting the US

When President Erdoğan said that “the world is bigger than five,” he also expressed the UN’s inability to create solutions for the urgent and chronic issues of today’s world along with pointing out how unfair and undemocratic the organization of the ... more

The US has no ally but itself

After the Jerusalem resolution was vetoed by the U.S. versus 14 votes at the UN Security Council, the drafted resolution against Trump’s decision that was submitted to the General Assembly thanks to Turkey’s efforts was approved. Of course the only r... more

Where is rationality and strategy in US policy?

Of course it is no coincidence that the U.S. is the world’s super power. The massive size of its territory or its financial sources have not been the only determinants in it reaching this power. Despite having larger lands, and as a matter of fact, m... more

Jerusalem called to Muslims from Istanbul: Time for salvation

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit convened in Istanbul upon term president Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for an emergency assembly within a matter of a week in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition o... more

Minor tremors in Jerusalem’s ancient history

U.S. President Donald Trump’s audacity to implement the U.S.’s outdated decision that recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has, as expected, led to indignation in global politics, primarily in the Muslim world. I say “outdated decision” because ... more

Jerusalem is Muslims’ red line

The U.S.’s political mind, humanitarian values and rationality are not proportionate to its power. Unfortunately, the area of influence it occupies in the world through brute force also offers no hope or positive expectation for humanity. Every step ... more

There’s news from US: Kılıçdaroğlu to duty

Whenever asked, he repeatedly said he was against coups. He not only said this but also got into a rage and issued the most striking challenge possible to prove that he was the quickest to oppose coups: “If a coup happens, I will be the first to stan... more

How to visit Jerusalem?

Let’s repeat our last question: Is the real lesson that needs to be taken from visits to Jerusalem to return to history, to re-live the historic experience today, or to always live in history and to bring the burdens of history to today? Since we ha... more

Why should we go to Jerusalem?

When the last Zionist attack took place in July, my latest piece on Jerusalem ended as follows: "The state of Jerusalem is always the state of the world. Jerusalem is the mirror of the world. Salvation begins in Jerusalem or is completed in Jerusale... more

AK Party effect on the global status quo

The Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) 15-year rule is a period which could leave its mark on the complete change and transformation of a society. Indeed, during this period, the AK Party made an impact that transformed and determined the soc... more

If you can have it all, who would want division and why?

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Masoud Barzani’s independence referendum plot had unforeseen effects both in relation to him and the region, and will continue to do so. Perhaps the first visible effect is that the bid for an independent Ku... more


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