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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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Turkiye’s domestic politics sees a relative softening of rivalries

As a result of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, known as the AKP, failing to obtain a majority in the country’s major metropolitan municipalities during the municipal elections in March, the political atmosphere in Turkiye may become smoother.

May 12, 2024

Four issues at the forefront of Turkiye-Iraq talks

A well-prepared meeting was held last week between Turkiye and Iraq. It involved the visit of a delegation led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was accompanied by an army of ministers.

April 28, 2024

AKP’s local election defeat may change several paradigms in Turkiye

The local elections held last week in Turkiye may herald the beginning of a new era in the country’s domestic politics.

April 07, 2024

Erdogan’s retirement announcement may not be final

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in March announced that this would be his final term in office and he would not seek reelection in 2028. However, there will be people around him persuading him to run.

March 31, 2024

Turkiye streamlines its relations with Iraq

Relations between Turkiye and Iraq have certainly improved in recent times.

March 24, 2024