Tag Archives: Turkey

Iran Protests and the Middle East

January 4, 2013 The protests in Iran became a focus of international attention during the past week. In the background were the nature of the Iranian regime, its expanding regional reach which is largely a result of the 2003 US … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Controversy

December 25, 2017 On December 6, President Trump signed the Act which recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A week later, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in Istanbul at summit level on current chair Turkey’s initiative and strongly condemned … Continue reading

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2017: Another Year of Turmoil

  December 20, 2017 The following is from my summing-up of the year 2016 (*): “The Ukraine conflict has led many analysts to frequently mention President Putin’s unpredictable tactics and actions if not policies. With Mr. Trump in the White … Continue reading

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Syrian Conflict: Time for Actions to Match Words

November 27, 2017 On November 11, 2017, Presidents Putin and Trump met on the margins of the APEC conference in Vietnam. The joint-statement issued after the meeting said that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and that … Continue reading

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United We Stand Against NATO

  November 20, 2017 Last Friday, the news that Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey and President Erdogan were depicted as “enemies” in NATO military exercises in Norway hit the headlines.  It was reported that an image of the “enemy” … Continue reading

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What if…

November 15, 2017 What if the Turkish Government had, • remained on the democratic path, thus an invaluable partner for the West, • continued to be a source of inspiration for the Middle East,

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Prime Minister Yıldırım’s Visit to Washington

November 6, 2017 On October 29, Secretary Tillerson made the following remarks on the occasion of Turkey’s National Day: “… Turkey has been a close American ally for more than 60 years. We are strategic partners in addressing the causes … Continue reading

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