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] What to expect from Turkey’s elections

Abdullah Bozkurt In the upcoming June 24 presidential and parliamentary snap elections, I have little hope that the opposition will score...

[OPINION] Funeral oration for a lost country

Mehmet Efe Çaman The subjective mourning of an academic in exile Does thinking hurt? Sometimes it does, especially when thinking about the...

[OPINION] NATO faces serious risks with purges in Turkey’s military

Abdullah Bozkurt NATO allies, especially Greece, must be alarmed by recent promotions of neo-nationalists in the Turkish military with the approval...

[OPINION] Erdoğan’s iron-grip rule in Turkey gets worse

Abdullah Bozkurt The first post-election bill submitted to Parliament by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of President Recep...

[Opinion] Europe must stop tolerating Erdoğan to keep migrants at bay

Sevgi Akarçeşme Migration is a hot button issue in pretty much all parts of the world, particularly Europe and North America....

Dutch, German intelligence agencies uncover Turkish kidnapping, murder plots

by Abdullah Bozkurt The secret intelligence cabal directly controlled by the head of Turkey’s notorious National Intelligence Organization (MIT) under direct...

[OPINION] Council of Europe asks Erdoğan to stop promoting political Islam in Europe

Abdullah Bozkurt The multinational proposal tabled last year by the parliamentarians of the Council of Europe (CoE), the large intergovernmental organization...

Turkey is levying taxes on UN aid funds destined for the needy

Abdullah Bozkurt Although the Turkish government brags about how it has spent $30 billion on refugees, which many believe to be...

[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] Bulgaria linked to Turkey’s illegal arms shipment to jihadists in Syria

Abdullah Bozkurt An intercepted arms shipment to jihadist groups including al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters in Syria by the government of Turkish President Recep...

[Opinion] Erdoğan’s battles with explicit tapes

Türkmen Terzi  The Turkish nation has arguably never enjoyed a fully functional democracy. Following the establishment of Ataturk’s secular republic after...

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