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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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”,...

Arab League: Of lies and faulty narratives

ISTANBUL  It is no secret that the Arab World is at its lowest ebb. The organization in charge of shaping inter-state Arab relations, namely the Arab league, has been a...

ANALYSIS – Operation IRINI: How arms embargo on Libya has become a ‘joke’

- The writer is a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law candidate at Trinity College Dublin. He is a 2019-2020 European Union (EU) Jean Monnet scholar....

Turkey and Russia: Back to where we left off 100 years ago

ISTANBUL  “The Ancient Capital is Moscow; and the Mother of Russian Cities is Kiev. Petersburg, or Saint Petersburg, or Peter (which is the same thing) belongs properly to the Russian...

ANALYSIS – Is Iran one of the losers of the Karabakh War?

The writer received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Turkish Studies at Hacettepe University. He is a senior expert at the Culture and Society Department of the Center for...

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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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...