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Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz is a Turkish political analyst who specializes in Turkey’s relations with the Middle East. 

Twitter: @SinemCngz

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Why is the 1998 Adana pact between Turkey and Syria back in the news?

The Adana agreement, signed by Turkey and Syria on Oct. 20, 1998, was the most critical issue on the agenda during the meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Jan. 23.

January 25, 2019

Turkey and Russia must heed lessons from the war in Syria




Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. (AFP)

January 18, 2019

In retrospect: Turkish Foreign Policy in 2018




Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (AFP)

December 28, 2018

US leaves Syria — what is next?




UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. (AFP)

December 21, 2018

Can Armenia break the ice with Turkey?




Armenian acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. (Reuters)

December 14, 2018