[Opinion] Turkey: from common heritage to security and mosque diplomacy in Central Asia

Türkmen Terzi Following the dissolution of the communist Soviet Union, the leaders of Central Asia’s newly established states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,...

Sofagate: EU leaders get a taste of their own medicine

Ali Dinçer* Last week EU Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen embarked on what they...

[OPINION] Has the CHP ever been democratic since Atatürk’s revolution?

Türkmen Terzi Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party, established by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, has rarely...

[Opinion] How poverty came to Turkey

Türkmen Terzi Turkey was never a country in which poverty came to mind. However, the financial desperation of the Turkish public was...

From the coup to the Caucasus: the UK’s curious love affair with Turkey’s Erdoğan

Ali Dinçer Before taking up residence at 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson once famously won £1,000 prize for a poem he...

Can President Biden reunite Cyprus amid tensions?

Türkmen Terzi  During his election campaign US President Joe Biden released a “Vision of Greece” in which he committed to tackling...

Biden’s challenge with Erdoğan

Ali Dinçer* It has been a month since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the new US president, following an election campaign...

Erdoğan demonizes Boğaziçi protestors over Islamic symbols like he did at Gezi Park

Serap Demir When then-Turkish Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan realized in 2013 that İstanbul's Gezi protests had spread...

You robbed me of my workplace, Erdoğan. Take your hands off my university!

Opinion by Fatma Zeybek When I saw the heavy police presence at İstanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University, where I had the opportunity...

Exiled journalist warns of a genocide in the making in newly released book

"The increasingly widespread witch-hunt, systematic and widespread hate speech, ongoing persecution and massacre of Gulen movement members have made conditions...

Destruction of the Turkish Central Bank’s independence explained

Turhan Bozkurt The Central Bank of Turkey (TCMB) started losing its independence after Durmuş Yılmaz left the post of governor in...

[OPINION] Erdoğan scores a win in Turkish Cypriot presidential election

Cevheri Güven Turkish-backed Prime Minister Ersin Tatar has won out over internationally supported President Mustafa Akıncı in the presidential election in the...

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