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ANALYSIS – Fire in waters: Great Game in Mediterranean to contain Turkey

ANKARA The South China Sea and the Mediterranean maybe thousands of miles apart, but their waters are literally on fire, as world powers are jostling, playing a new “Great Game”,...

ANALYSIS – Turkey for talks in East Mediterranean despite provocations

* The writer is the senior correspondent of Anadolu Agency based in Athens ATHENS, Greece  Turkey continues to insist on dialogue to resolve the Eastern Mediterranean issue, despite all the instigations...

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden and American imperialism

*Ali Gunes is professor of English Literature at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. He can be reached at ali.gunes@izu.edu.tr. ANKARA  While reading the book, Why Do People Hate America? (2003) by Ziauddin...

ANALYSIS – Unilateralist agreements endanger peace and stability in Eastern Mediterranean

ISTANBUL Last Thursday, Greece and Egypt signed an unfeasible maritime deal, creating more frictions and deepening internationalized conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean. This agreement is full of ramifications endangering regional peace...

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...

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Former Senegal football player Diop dies

ANKARA A former Senegalese football player, Papa Bouba Diop, died at the age of 42 on Sunday. "FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of...

Prominent Muslim leader Layama dies at 63 in CAR

ANKARA Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, a prominent Muslim leader from the Central African Republic, passed away on Saturday evening, according to local news outlets. Layama, president...

Turkey: PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces

ANKARA One more PKK/KCK terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. According to a statement by the ministry, the terrorist...

UN special envoy for Syria: No deadline in Geneva talks

GENEVA The UN special envoy for Syria has said peace talks will start Monday in Geneva but without a set deadline for outcomes. Geir Pedersen said...

Pakistan ruling party says 'will not recognize Israel'

ANKARA Pakistan’s ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognize Israel. "Pakistan will not recognize Israel until we get a just and fair settlement...