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ANALYSIS – Could Yemen drift back towards secession?

The writer is a researcher and journalist focusing on conflict and geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily related to the Gulf region. ISTANBUL Yemen’s fragile Riyadh Agreement effectively...

Turkey’s defense outlook for 2020s very promising

Dr. Can Kasapoglu The writer is the director of the Security and Defense Research Program at the Istanbul-based think-tank EDAM. ISTANBUL There was never a dull moment for Ankara in its military...

Turkey’s Strategy of Multiple Priority in its war on terror

Nur Gunay has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Dokuz Eylul University. Umit Tetik is PhD student in International Security at the Turkish National Police Academy. He is...

Eastern Mediterranean policy of UAE-Saudi axis creates tensions

ISTANBUL Deployment of Saudi military elements to the largest oil field in Syria, al-Omar, with an excuse of protecting the Saudi oil experts in the field last week, and news...

Turkey-Israel relations following Libya deal

ISTANBUL Turkey was at the center of some head-spinning developments in the Eastern Mediterranean in the last few days.  In fact, the world and especially the riparian states are closely following...

ANALYSIS – Haftar's militia crippled by obstacles in Tripoli

TRIPOLI  More than eight months have passed since commander Khalifa Haftar, leading the power in the eastern Libya, launched an extensive military campaign to capture the capital from the UN-recognized...

Comparing junctures in Turkey-US relations: August 1946 and October 2019

By Dr. Adam McConnel - The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL “… I venture recall...

Challenges of Syrian Constitutional Committee

ISTANBUL The first round of the meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee was marked with seriousness and the proceedings were concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday under the auspices of...

Western media still ignoring PKK attacks

ISTANBUL Several weeks before the start of Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria -- Operation Peace Spring -- , a bomb planted by the terrorist PKK killed one civilian in...

No solution in sight for Iraq unrest

ISTANBUL The latest wave of anti-government protests in Iraq is considered the gravest challenge to the cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi since it came to power a year ago. The...

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Algeria prepares for vote on constitutional amendments

ALGIERS Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday called for preparing to hold a popular referendum on constitutional amendments. Speaking at a cabinet meeting in the capital...

Turkish foreign minister receives former Afghan VP

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Wednesday hosted former Afghan vice president in the capital Ankara on Wednesday. "Had a fruitful meeting w/former Vice President of...

Afghanistan confirms 5 new cases of polio

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan on Wednesday confirmed at least five new cases of poliovirus amid the resumption of the vaccination campaign. Dr. Mohammad Sidique, a Health Ministry...

Global oil production increases in July 2020

ANKARA  Global liquids production in July increased significantly by 1.29 million barrels per day (bpd) to average 88.75 million bpd, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting...