Tag Archives: Turkish foreign policy

Failure in Afghanistan

November 23, 2020 On February 29, 2020, “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Relations with the West

November 17, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden will assume office on January 20, 2021. Exactly twelve years ago he assumed office as Vice President. Three months later, on April 6, 2009 President Obama visited Ankara on his first trip abroad as … Continue reading

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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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The Trump Legacy: A View from the Middle East

October 26, 2020 This is how I started off a post four years ago. The title was “The Obama Legacy: A View from the Middle East”[i]. “It was a few months before the 2008 US Presidential election. I was talking … 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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