From institutional autonomy to partisan decay: Turkey’s foreign service and the 2016 coup as...

Ali Dinçer* The failed military coup of July 2016, or the Turkish government’s disproportionate response to it, has made the incident...

[Opinion] Erdoğan’s self-coup continues

Türkmen Terzi  On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, the Republic of Turkey is...

The İstanbul canal project: realigning the global balance of power

Türkmen Terzi  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took the first step toward the realization of the highly controversial Canal Istanbul project,...

[Opinion] How did Turkey become a safe haven for money launderers?

Sevgi Akarçeşme There’s not a single week that Turkey isn’t rattled by a new scandal. So much so that the country...

[Opinion] Turkey’s role in Afghanistan and the Greater Central Asia strategy

Türkmen Terzi  US troops and allied forces are scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by mid-July 2021, concluding what will have...

[Opinion] Why are Turks praying for the well-being of a mobster?

Sevgi Akarçeşme On Sunday June 13, a significant number of Twitter users following Turkey were worried about the whereabouts and well-being...

[Opinion] Turkey increases military presence in Iraq amid Kurdish infighting

Türkmen Terzi  As the world’s largest stateless nation, Kurds have struggled for a century in pursuit of an independent state on...

[OPINION] The ‘execution’ of justice in Turkey

Mehmet Tahsin A terrible play had a two-week run at the Turkish parliament. The speaker of parliament, the justice minister and deputies performed...

[OPINION] Third world war?

Ekrem Dumanlı US President Donald Trump, in his latest United Nations speech, implied the biggest fight of our century. According to Trump, “The...

[OPINION] Why is Russia the winner in the S-400 crisis?

Mehmet Efe Çaman You do not have to be a weapons expert to understand that the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles that will be...

[OPINION] The future of Erdoğan and the Kurdish vote

Ekrem Dumanlı Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party, unable to accept losing the İstanbul mayoral election on March 31, finally...

[OPINION] Ardern and Erdoğan: The difference between greatness and partisanship

Ekrem Dumanlı Politics is like a ladder that consists of four steps. On every step, a politician should pause and mature. If a politician...

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