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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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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

The mountain gave birth to a mouse in the Palestinian ‘deal of the century’

The long-awaited US “deal of the century” seems to have become bogged down.

June 09, 2019

EU sheds light on Turkey’s accession challenges




Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakci. (File/AFP)

June 02, 2019