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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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From Doha With Love: World Cup reconciles people and nations

When the Italian referee Daniele Orsato blew his whistle to start the match between the host country Qatar and Ecuador at Al-Bayt Stadium last Sunday evening, the FIFA World Cup for 2022 officially kicked off. After that whistle, Qatar was a different place than I had seen it a day before.

November 25, 2022

Defense, trade interests drive Turkiye closer to Southeast Asia

In the past few months, several developments have taken place between Turkiye and Southeast Asian nations that are worth exploring, especially at a time when regional and global powers are seeking to enhance their relations with countries in that part of the world.

November 18, 2022

Security challenges to spur greater EU-GCC cooperation

Amid security issues related to the Ukraine crisis, Afghanistan, Middle Eastern conflicts and US-China rivalry, relations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council have taken on a security component that is not clearly defined.

September 30, 2022