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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 better way for Turkey to tackle the PKK

Several aspects of the Feb. 10 Turkish military operation 35 kilometers inside Iraqi territory in the Gara Mountain are still the subject of heated debate.

February 28, 2021

What peace could mean for the South Caucasus

The South Caucasus is a region historically known for its instability, largely because it has stood at the intersection of the zones of influence of first Byzantium and Iran, then the Ottoman Empire and Iran, and finally between Russia, Iran and Turkey.

February 21, 2021

Foreign militaries an obstacle in Libya’s path to peace

The political process in Libya is moving steadily, but the risks of uncertainty remain. The political negotiations under the UN’s auspices on the one hand and the military situation on the other do not follow the same paths.

February 07, 2021

Why Biden has chance to reopen door to Turkey

The Turkish media continues to keep the F-35 fighter jet deal on the agenda and insists that the country has not been treated fairly on this issue. Reports in the pro-government media mostly reflect on the negative developments about the program and the hurdles it encounters.

January 10, 2021

Turkey’s three areas of foreign policy uncertainty

Turkey has begun 2021 with a busy agenda in terms of foreign affairs. Its major foreign policy issues can be divided into three chapters.

January 03, 2021

A bumpy path for Turkey and Russia

Turkey’s cooperation with Russia has followed a fluctuating course. Cooperation in the Caucasus is carried on more or less satisfactorily, at least for the moment. We do not yet know how it may evolve. There are risks, but also opportunities.

December 28, 2020