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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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Russia’s Black Sea gas pipeline fuels its growing influence

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held another of their frequent meetings in Istanbul on Jan. 8. The occasion was the inauguration of the TurkStream gas pipeline diagonally crossing the Black Sea to carry Russian gas to Turkey.

January 12, 2020

A new page in Turkey-Libya relations

When Libya fell into chaos in 2011, France decided to involve NATO. Paris thought the international community had the responsibility to protect the Libyan people from its leader Muammar Qaddafi.

December 15, 2019

All quiet on the Turkish-American front




US President Donald Trump and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L). (AFP)

November 17, 2019