Tag Archives: Turkey

The Biden Victory and Turkey

November 9, 2020 Mr. Joe Biden is now the President-elect of the United States. Critics are united in underlining the enormity of the challenges he faces. Below are excerpts from Mr. Biden’s article titled “Why America Must Lead Again”, published … Continue reading

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The Disease of Polarization

November 3, 2020 Four years ago, in a post titled “Middle East in the Grip of Polarization” I said: “The Middle East, in the grip of polarization, is going through a most violent period… Throughout the region the mentality continues … Continue reading

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Tensions Between France and Turkey

October 29, 2020 On 7 January 2015, two brothers, French citizens born in Paris to Algerian immigrants, forced their way into the offices Charlie Hebdo where they killed 12 people and injured 11 others. Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula claimed … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Relations with Russia

October 19, 2020 In the beginning of the Syrian conflict Russia and Turkey were on diametrically opposite sides. Almost a decade later, despite some cooperation, they are just putting up with one another.

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The Uncertain Future of Turkish-American Relations

October 9, 2020 As the US braces for November 3 presidential election, countries remain divided in their expectations. Europe having enjoyed excellent relations with the Obama White House no doubt wishes to see Mr. Biden there. Because, although this would … Continue reading

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Turkish Foreign Policy (2)

October 6, 2020 The fundamental reality of foreign relations is that a country’s international standing is largely a reflection of its internal strength. And this invariably depends on respect for the rule of law, strong institutions, and national consensus on … Continue reading

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Turkish Foreign Policy

September 28, 2020 At present, tension characterizes Turkey’s relationship with the EU. Ankara’s relationship with Washington is a rollercoaster. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put Turkey in the same category with North Korea, Russia, and Saudi Arabia as Ankara is holding … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Recent Past

September 15, 2020 Last week, fires destroyed Greece’s largest migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, leaving more than 12,000 people without shelter. It was a tragedy, a stark reminder of West’s misguided interventions in Libya and Syria, and Europe’s … Continue reading

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Tensions Between NATO Allies Greece and Turkey

September 7, 2020 The following is from “OECD Economic Surveys, Greece” of July 2020: “Greece has responded swiftly to the pandemic and has effectively limited infections, but the economy has been hit hard… Before the pandemic hit, the Greek economy … Continue reading

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Lebanon and Middle East’s Vicious Circle

August 15, 2020 On August 4, only two days before the 75th anniversary of the dropping of world’s first atomic bomb, Beirut experienced its own Hiroshima. Exactly a month ago Turkey had its own tragedy when 6 were killed and … Continue reading

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