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Limits, horizons of Turk-Pak relations

ISLAMABAD / PAKISTANOur Pakistan flight departed almost two hours late.While at the airport, we fell into deep conversation with the adviser to Pakistan’s Istanbul consul general, Waqar Badshah, who is originally from Bukhara. Badshah did his doctora... more

NATO’s Turkey or Turkey’s ‘NATO’?

What does NATO stand for? The “North Atlantic Treaty Organization”?  Or does it?  NATO’s true definition, though it has never been described as such and never shall be, spells out: the non-aggression pact signed between the insidi... more

Turkey cannot move forward without confronting itself, West

Let me first begin this column with a shocking fact: We are the passengers of a ship that has lost its compass in the middle of a stormy sea, trying to find its way and orbit and to save its soul, and “we” are not the captains of this "ship."That's w... more

A covert economic coup is being carried out against Turkey

When President Erdogan criticized the interest rate lobby, which was struggling to keep interest rates high, the interest lobby struck back. The exchange rate shot up. The American dollar jumped to 13.50 TL all of a sudden!They are trying to make Tur... more

Can Turkic states stand up to Russian, American oppression?

On Saturday, I paid a visit to Yassıada (Democracy and Freedom Island) with 180 students from the Youth and Sports Ministry’s Istanbul branch, under the guidance of Director Durmuş Can.The blood-chilling fictional trialAs the ferry approached the isl... more

Are the US and Russia conspiring against Turkey?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to criticisms targeting the UN was interesting. Stating that the order and institutions established by the victors of World War II are still current, he noted that it is dangerous to criticize the establish... more

Provoking Islamophobia through imperialist concoctions

It recently came to light that, a year ago, talks were held and deals signed with the Americans on the transferal of Afghanistan’s administration to the Taliban. Later, the Taliban did, indeed, come to the helm of the government in the country.This c... more


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