Tag Archives: Turkey

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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Turkey in Low Spirits

October 30, 2017 Turkey’s current mood is one of gloom. Much of this is unpredictability related. We Turks don’t know what tomorrow may bring not to speak of the months and years ahead. We are constantly on edge, anxious and … Continue reading

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Turkey: A Nation Divided

April 17, 2017 Turkey’s experience with democracy has witnessed many ups and downs. Sometimes, it was democratically elected governments overstepping their powers, at other times it was the failure of politicians to find common ground leading to military coups or … Continue reading

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Trump Administration and the Middle East: First Impressions

January 16, 2017 For understandable reasons, President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference and the Senate confirmation hearings of his team could not reflect a well-coordinated foreign and security policy approach. A reluctance to go into specifics as well as conflicting views … Continue reading

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