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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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Six key obstacles to the US-Turkey deal on Syria

Turkish and American military teams who were negotiating for months have agreed on the broad lines of their cooperation in northeast Syria, but uncertainties persist.

August 17, 2019

Turkey faces multiple foreign policy challenges

Challenges constantly arise in Turkish foreign policy.

August 04, 2019

Turkey-US ties at risk of becoming deadlocked

The “D-day” is approaching between Turkey and the US for the deployment of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system and the retaliatory sanctions that the White House has threatened to impose on Turkey. 

July 07, 2019

Turkey’s history of disputes with NATO allies

The rift between Turkey and the US is growing, as both sides continue to accuse the other. Turkey’s interest in becoming part of the Western alliance, NATO, was the result of the threat that it perceived from the Soviet Union.

June 23, 2019

Little cause for optimism as Turkey, US set to collide

Turkey and the US are steadily moving toward each other on a collision course. There have been a number of controversial issues between these two NATO allies. Some of them are stagnant conflicts. This article will focus on three burning issues.

June 16, 2019