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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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Erdogan tests the water for a Syrian attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared last week that his country’s patience was wearing thin because of various attacks originating from Syria and aimed at Turkey’s security or military personnel.

October 17, 2021

Erdogan’s Kurdish dilemma isn’t going away

Turkey’s Kurdish question crossed a new threshold with a milestone statement by Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, the CHP. He said: “We can solve the Kurdish problem in parliament with the People’s Democracy Party,” the pro-Kurdish HDP.

October 03, 2021

A historical scandal that threatens Erdogan’s AKP

Erdogan Bayraktar, a former Turkish environment and urban planning minister, last week disclosed new details about an issue that had looked closed for years.

September 05, 2021

Erdogan may take a calculated risk on the Taliban

The uncertain situation in Afghanistan is likely to remain as such for the foreseeable future. The settlement of accounts of various hostilities that took place during the last two decades of foreign intervention cannot be expected to die away quickly.

August 29, 2021