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What’s Turkey’s loss in the Middle East: Who is winning?

In Tunisia, where the first sparkles of the Arab spring were lit, during the elections that were conducted after the Revolution and appropriately to the new Constitution, the secular-liberal Nida Tunisia Party had taken 39 percent of the votes and be... more

When the terrorists become secular, what is this conversation?

Yasin Börü had been killed by the masses, which had been trying to save Kobani and had been mobilized in order to draw the attention of the world to the humane tragedy in Kobani. This incident had occurred on the 7th of October; in other words, this ... more

Cheap tactics and the slaughtered realities

More than 11 years have passed since the US attack and invasion, which held Saddam responsible for the September 11 attacks, and when it failed in finding the necessary evidences for this responsibility had targeted overthrowing him via the possessio... more

​Blatantly dragging Turkey into a trap

The terror created by the masses that poured into the streets to the calling of HDP, or the People’s Democracy Party, leaves no place for any such rightfulness claim for the ones that took responsibility for this terror. The terror, which was conduct... more

The sacrificial holiday is a test

We have borne witness to another Kurban Bayram (Feast of the Sacrifice). To this day, we have experienced almost the same things witnessed by the two children of Prophet Adam during every sacrificial ritual. Throughout human history, the act of sacri... more

​The real hostage in the hands of ISIL: Islam

Just like the people, the issues in the Middle East are intertwined. They are inextricable.  Every issue is related to the other and each group is connected to the other.It would have never come to the minds of the Ottomans that these lands were goin... more

​An intelligence agency which prioritizes keeping people alive

“When an operation is mentioned, the ones that are performed by guns or blockbusters are not the only ones that come to mind. There are also operations, which aim to obtain results by diplomacy and negotiation.” These statements of President Erdoğan ... more

Selective sensitivity: Racist and Orientalist

As an outcome of the conflicts between ISIL and PYD forces or, more correctly, after Kurds, who had to flee due to the unavoidable march and terror of ISIL, entered the Turkish borders, the question of Syrian guests took on a new dimension. Of course... more

The war that began with rewarding ISIL

It seems that in certain circles have started a new “axis shift” discussion concerning Turkey’s standpoint in its participation in the new US-led coalition against ISIL. In the Wall Street Journal, or WSJ, there was an article, which was the most exp... more

The war that began with rewarding ISIL

It seems that in certain circles have started a new "axis shift" discussion concerning Turkey"s standpoint in its participation in the new US-led coalition against ISIL. In the Wall Street Journal, or WSJ, there was an article, which was the most exp... more

Are those, who gave life to ISIL, trying to kill it now?

The activity, which had started rapidly after Obama"s declaration of war against terror on the eve of the 13th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, is pointing at the fact that a long-term war will take place in our region. By forming a composed coalit... more

The culture giving birth to ISIL and the logic using it

First, we have to admit that the phenomenon emerging in the name of ISIL is not a simple case that we can decide with a few simple words of hate or condemnation or appeal to attributions such as "real, moderate, authentic" Islam. The situation is muc... more

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