Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Victory for the JDP / A Setback for Turkish Democracy

June 26, 2018 Everybody knew this was a landmark election, the last exit on the road to authoritarian rule. With continuing state of emergency, a failing economy, extreme polarization and a chain of foreign and security policy disasters, Government’s only … Continue reading

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The War in Yemen and the OIC

June 20, 2018 On June 13, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen issued a statement saying he “… extended his sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Islamic Ummah on the advent of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Election Campaign: Foreign Policy

June 15, 2018 A friend suggested that I should write a post comparing the foreign policy of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party with the outlook of the opposition. I believe the foreign policy record of the JDP speaks for … Continue reading

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The Singapore Summit

June 13, 2018 On April 22 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that “under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test … Continue reading

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Global Uncertainty and Turkey

June 3, 2018 At the opening session of the Munich Security Conference on February 16, 2018, NATO’s Secretary General Jean Stoltenberg underlined NATO’s past successes and then said: “… But the paradox is that, throughout our history, people have questioned … Continue reading

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