Tag Archives: Turkish-US relations

Raqqa, Mosul and Secretary Tillerson’s Visit to Ankara

March 31, 2017 The third Astana meeting on Syria ended two weeks ago, without any progress after the opposition boycotted the meeting. Russia, Turkey and Iran, guarantors of the ceasefire regime, issued a joint statement in which they underlined the … Continue reading

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Moving Toward Unsplendid Isolation

March 27, 2017 Turkish government’s “zero problems with neighbors” policy was nothing but a public relations stunt. Its “regime change Syria” project has turned into a major foreign and security policy disaster, as predicted. At present, Ankara’s relations with Washington … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Policy: A Course Correction?

September 15, 2016 Turkey’s foray into the Syrian conflict has been, beyond a shadow of doubt, our worst foreign policy blunder since the founding of the Republic in 1923. The political, security, economic and trade costs are too obvious, unlikely … Continue reading

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All Turkey Needs is to Return to the Democratic Path

August 4, 2016 It was only a decade ago that, despite lingering doubts and internal controversy, the EU launched accession negotiations with Turkey. Peoples of the region were following the process with envy. It was less than a decade ago … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis Turkey? (2)

July 25, 2016 A year-and-a-half ago I wrote (*): “We Turks need to understand that our success as a nation, especially in the field of foreign policy, depends first and foremost upon our internal peace and stability. The amount of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Unsustainable “Precious Loneliness”

June 6, 2016 On May 24, 2016, Turkey’s new Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım introduced his government’s program in the Parliament. Government programs hardly get any public attention because they routinely reiterate lofty principals, announce visionary policies and contain endless promises. … Continue reading

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