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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 strengthens its hold on the South Caucasus

After 43 days of military clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh border region, Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to a tenuous truce. Various aspects of the cease-fire deserve detailed analysis.

November 22, 2020

Election result boosts Turkey’s two-state plan for Cyprus

Incumbent Prime Minister Ersin Tatar was elected as the new president of Turkish Cyprus in a run-off election held last week. Tatar’s National Unity Party favors Turkish nationalism on the island.

October 25, 2020

Greece, Turkey cannot rely on EU to resolve crisis

The respite in tensions between Greece and Turkey as a result of Ankara’s withdrawal of its seismic survey ship Oruc Reis from contested areas in the eastern Mediterranean for “maintenance purposes” has proved to be short-lived.

October 18, 2020

EU continues to slam Turkey over Mediterranean conflict

The European Council this month held a special summit to discuss a number of issues. Among them was the EU’s approach to Turkey-Greece relations.

October 11, 2020

Conflicting interests difficult to balance in Azeri-Armenian conflict

The Azeri-Armenian military confrontation that broke out last week contains the risks of further escalation because Azerbaijan seems to be militarily better prepared than in previous rounds.

October 04, 2020