Zbigniew Brzezinski, who passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 89, was one of the U.S.’s most highly praised foreign and security policy gurus of the past half-century
Another disastrous project with the name “peace” is on its way, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent consequent visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel revealing the pillars of this new policy. The new administration is appealing to the U.S.’s so-called old Sunni allies in search of a rehabilitation of Muslims’ relations with Israel, and the interests and willingness seem mutual.
Commenting on the long expected and highly anticipated collapse of the Cyprus talks process, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı placed the blame on the shoulders of his Greek Cypriot counterpart Nikos Anastasiades.
If you follow those who only complain about negativities around them but offer no solutions, it becomes easy to believe that the world is no longer a place that can be lived
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of agreements amounting to $380 billion in his Saudi Arabia visit. He did not refer to any of the Islamophobic speeches we frequently heard during his election campaign.
For Greece, last week was a bad week. First, the government could not secure an agreement on a relief of its huge debt in a meeting with finance ministers of the Eurozone and the IMF on May 22.
There were two bombs on May 22. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena.
There is just one good piece of news regarding Turkish foreign policy nowadays, but there are many bad ones that have stained the outlook on Turkey when evaluated from abroad.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a huge victory in Turkey’s general elections on Nov. 1, garnering almost half of the votes and increasing its vote over the June 7 elections by almost 9 percentage points
We refer to the inventor of something as the “father” of it when we know for a fact that the person is behind the invention.
Who killed Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara?
I have been writing in this column since 2007. I did not parachute into this column; it was not the mighty hand of the current political power that made it possible for me to have this column. When I started writing, I had the experience, accumulation of information and perspective of views gained over 21 years spent in the local and international media as a reporter, editor and administrator.
When I was in Kabul years ago, I was positively surprised to see a branch of the Agha Khan Foundation working on building a cellphone network.
Turkish society is divided right down the middle as the country heads to a referendum on April 16 to decide on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with one with an executive presidency. According to the latest polls, half of the voters are on the “yes” front, while the other half is firmly “no,” with tensions between the two camps rising every day
Whether you call it good luck or a great strategy, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is enjoying his heyday in international politics these days: Thanks to the peculiarities of Western democracies and their political systems, Putin has managed to grow his influence quickly in a number of countries including the United States, reasserting Moscow’s power on its periphery and sowing discord among his adversaries.
The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will have four cabinet ministries, and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will have four ministries, in the case that a coalition is not formed and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan makes the decision of an early election.
The person who played one of the most important roles in the defeat of the July 15 coup attempt was a Turkish Air Forces major, who went to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) headquarters to warn that MİT undersecretary Hakan Fidan was to be kidnapped by a group of soldiers at midnight
Each day Turkey becomes a witness to incredible incidents. But the biggest threat to the country is to see these incidents as normal and internalize them
The jerks that have insulted Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, are actually making a living out of animosity toward Atatürk. They go by saying that this is “unofficial history.” They tell obscene rumors claiming that they are secrets hidden from the public
In Istanbul, the sun is trying to find its way through cotton-like clouds that are all covering the sky. The sun is trying to find itself a path in the sky
A picture is worth a thousand words. However, in the case of photographs emerging from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 16 meeting, less than one thousand words can be said.
A report from Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) recently suggested that the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) earned half-a-billion U.S. dollars from its 312 education institutions across the U.S., describing the country as the main center of activities of the group.
Before writing this piece, I looked back at my archives and checked what I had written in the final days of 2014 and 2015.
Rapid advances in information technologies and the increase in the use of internet has created a very complex system; i.e. the “internet of things” (IoT). It refers to the connectivity of devices like refrigerators through embedded network software, enabling them to interact with the external environment via internet.
The tourism crisis has naturally also hit one of Turkey’s first touristic regions, Cappadocia. I was in Cappadocia to see a close friend’s newly-bought house in one of its villages, and to participate in the Cappadox Festival.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey on Jan. 23 at a crucial time in the country’s history
The responsibility to change the course of Egypt again falls on all Egyptians
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be at the White House on May 16 for his long-awaited face-to-face talks with President Donald Trump. All the signs are that this will not be an easy conversation
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be persistent, it seems, on her refugee policies despite the reactions. Efforts to advance German-Turkish relations despite the recent tension are also continuing.
You must have heard the phrase “back to the future.” Nothing else could better describe my feelings while following the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended.
When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power, the result took even its leadership by surprise. AKP leaders did not have the cadres to rule the country, as they were rather anti-establishment; they joined hands with the Gülenists
Journalist Fehmi Koru was the lead writer for years in the publication outlet of the Gülen community.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to directly give heavy weapons to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) was not a snap decision. There are deep alliances and rooted interests behind it. It looks quite unlikely that this decision will change if Turkey simply warns against it
He and his wife had been teachers for 10 years.
The National Intelligence Organization (MİT) is in command of the fight against the “Fethullahist Terrorist Organization” (FETÖ). But it must be stressed that the MİT is not a judicial institution; its duty is to gather intelligence.