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Turkish People’s Democracy Test

May 21, 2018 The EU summit held in Brussels on December 17, 2004 decided that accession negotiations with Turkey would start on October 3, 2005. The process was accordingly launched at the Luxembourg Intergovernmental Conference. This was three years after … Continue reading

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“Recognizing the Reality”

May 16, 2018 President Trump has called his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “recognition of the reality”. His National Security Advisor John Bolton, speaking to ABC’s “This Week” on May 13 said, “If you’re not prepared to recognize … Continue reading

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The US Withdraws from the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 9, 2018 Yesterday President Trump announced that he is terminating United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and re-imposing sanctions lifted under the deal. From the very beginning of his presidency Mr. Trump … Continue reading

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“Putting Arab Soldiers on the Ground”

Co-authored with Yusuf Buluç (*) May 7, 2018 At his joint press conference with his French counterpart President Trump said: “And if I might add, the states and, as I alluded to — and countries that are in the area, … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un’s Diplomatic Offensive

April 30, 2018 Following North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to China in late March, I said that though many would still say that he remains a ruthless dictator, some may start thinking that he plays his foreign policy cards … Continue reading

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The Trump-Macron Summit

April 25, 2018 With endless displays of camaraderie underling a special relationship between the two leaders and the two countries the Trump-Macron summit was a rather unconventional one, at least in terms of body language. But President Macron’s desire to … Continue reading

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“Mission Accomplished”

April 16, 2018 President Trump said on Sunday that he knew he would be demeaned for using the term “mission accomplished”. On that at least he proved to be right. But what was the mission? Firstly, to prove at low … Continue reading

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