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Obama left as big a mess for Biden as Trump did

U.S. elections are, in a sense, the world’s elections. The ironic part is that votes are cast by U.S. citizens only, but everybody is concerned with the results, and the results impact everybody. The whole world has closely been following the presid... more

The path to Yemen’s salvation

It really is not that difficult to solve the problem in Yemen. The operation led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been ongoing for six years. The reason this operation has become so prolonged and increasingly complicated is neit... more

Time for UAE to pay for its crimes against Mehmet Ali Öztürk

The fact that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) considers the democratic developments in the Middle East as a threat has led it to adopt a scheming style of politics, where it supports and organizes coups everywhere. Underhandedly backing terrorism thro... more

Who would be jumping for joy at the prospect of a US coup?

Never-ending wars, turmoil, civil wars, invasions and coups, systematic human rights violations, imprisonment and torture… These are scenes we have become quite accustomed to seeing in the Middle East. Recall and visualize the images we have come acr... more

What will we leave behind, take with us from 2020?

We have left 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Covid-19 was ruthless as it forced us all to take shelters in our homes since March, yet it is also possibly a year that is chock-full of lessons for those who are capable of grasping the magnanimity of what... more

Libya’s warlord Khalifa Haftar has got some nerve!

A decade ago, the people of Libya launched a revolution to utilize their right to determine their own destiny. The aim of this uprising was to end the autocracy, which was the last gift given to them by the colonialist occupation administrations that... more

Comparing the Arab Spring and coup attempts in Turkey

The coups that were attempted in Turkey in December of 2013 and then again on July 15, 2016, which failed yet again, cannot be evaluated as isolated events that unfolded in Turkey’s history alone. Indeed, this was a movement whose origins in Turkey d... more

Revolution and counter-revolution: A tale of two December 17s

December 17th is the day of the first spark of major social upheaval, which quickly spread throughout the Islamic world ten years ago, and at the same time it is considered the day when Turkey witnessed the most strange, insidious and treacherous of ... more

US sanctions against Turkey will backfire

The American sanctions imposed against Turkey, which have long been discussed and justified by Ankara’s S-400 purchase from Russia, was finally approved by the Senate and decreed. Thus, Turkey is also exposed to U.S. sanctions, which is just one of t... more


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