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Yasar Yakis

Yasar Yakis is a former foreign minister of Turkey and founding member of the ruling AK Party.

Twitter: @yakis_yasar

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Syrian tsunami moving from Idlib toward Turkey

Panos Moumtzis, the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, last week warned that, if the Syrian government’s airstrikes and the mortar shelling in Idlib continue, two-and-a-half million people would have to look for other places to go. 

June 18, 2018

Decline in Israel-Turkey relations has Armenia back on the agenda

Until recent weeks, Israel was one of the few countries that resisted pressure from Armenia to recognize as genocide the 1915 events in Ottoman Turkey. 

June 03, 2018

Iraq sets a good example by abandoning sectarianism

There’s a joke that says that the US always does the right thing, but only after trying all other options. What happened in Iraq is perhaps a concrete example of this. The results of the May 12 parliamentary elections surprised only the observers who knew this country superficially. 

May 21, 2018

Turkish democracy at a crossroads

The Turkish Parliament has decided to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, with some political analysts saying this will be the final act for the nation’s democracy.

May 13, 2018