A REALISTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE ARAB SPRING AFTER A DECADE
Arab Spring was the name used for the wave of pro-democracy protests and uprisings that took place in some of the Middle Eastern and North African states beginning in 2010 and 2011 and challengingRead More »
COULD TURKISH ELECTIONS BE POSTPONED?
Introduction Türkiye (Turkey) as a nation has been suffering since 6 February 2023, when two devastating earthquakes hit the country’s southeastern cities. Centered in Kahramanmaraş, the disasters demolished 10 Turkish cities including Kahramanmaraş, HatayRead More »
COUNTRIES HAVING SECULARISM AS A CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE
Introduction There is no questioning that countries implementing secularism and providing an equal approach to people from all religions or non-religious people have more chance to become democratic. There is no doubt that almostRead More »
SEVEN STAGES OF TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
There is no denying that Turkish is one of the most important countries in the world due to its key geopolitical positioning between Asia and Europe and its unique identity composed of both EasternRead More »
ISTANBUL WAS HIT BY TERRORIST ATTACK
A deadly blast in Istanbul’s popular touristic destination Taksim (İstiklâl Street) on November 13, 2022 caused the death of at least 6 people and injured more than 80 others according to Turkish authorities andRead More »
WHAT IS THE “EUROPEAN POLITICAL COMMUNITY” AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TURKEY?
Introduction The way forward is clear: strengthen Turkey’s position within Europe, re-invigorate accession negotiations with the EU and steer Turkey away from ideas such as membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The European PoliticalRead More »
NANCY PELOSI’S TEARS OR TO UNDERMINE THE PEACE PROCESS IN THE CAUCASUS FOR THE SAKE OF DOMESTIC POLITICAL INTERESTS
As it is known, in 2020, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces ended the Armenian occupation which lasted for almost 30 years in Azerbaijani territory with the Iron Fist Operation. Azerbaijan resorted to this military optionRead More »
LEGAL BASIS OF THE ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATIONS OF THE AZERBAIJANI ARMY
After the Azerbaijani Armed Forces ended the nearly 30-year lasting occupation of Armenia on Azerbaijani territories in 2020 with the Iron Fist Operation, on November 10, 2020, Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of Armenia,Read More »