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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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A closer look at the Azerbaijan-Armenia negotiations

Several important developments have taken place recently in Azerbaijan-Armenia relations.

May 22, 2022

Ukrainian crisis may affect Russia’s interest in South Caucasus

The Ukrainian crisis has prompted many initiatives in the international arena and the situation in the South Caucasus is one of them.

May 15, 2022

Libya’s deepening deadlock is fueling a dangerous rivalry

Libya is struggling to escape the turmoil that it fell into years ago. The country has faced tragedy because of a NATO assault based on the claim that the organization had a responsibility to protect the Libyan people from their leader Muammar Qaddafi’s repression.

May 08, 2022

The search for a magic formula to end Russia-Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine continues to be full of uncertainties. In a bilateral dispute, both sides may have legitimate claims and expectations, but this cannot justify the deaths of tens of thousands of human beings or the colossal damage to physical infrastructure.

April 24, 2022

Turkey and US move closer to the same wavelength

The Ukrainian crisis has changed several paradigms in international relations. Turkish-American relations are among them. There was a visible deterioration between these two NATO allies after Joe Biden’s election as US president.

April 17, 2022

Turkey, Egypt inch toward long-awaited normalization

A new semi-concrete step has been taken to further mend Turkish-Egyptian relations, as Turkey has decided to appoint a senior diplomat to Egypt. The diplomat, Salih Mutlu Sen, previously served as Ankara’s permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

April 13, 2022