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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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Return of Daesh adds to instability in the Middle East

The ongoing Gaza crisis has added fuel to the Middle Eastern fire and the prospects are not bright for an early end. Israel bids higher than it can afford. It relies on American support, but there are limits and the American public may, at some stage, say that enough is enough.

February 11, 2024

NATO allies rediscover Turkiye as a useful partner

Ankara’s long-awaited decision to agree to Sweden’s NATO membership has finally been concluded. Every stage of this process has been meticulously followed by most members of the transatlantic community, especially the US.

February 04, 2024

Middle East faces multitude of challenges in 2024

In keeping with tradition, I would like to share my assessment about the major events of 2023 in Turkiye and the region.

January 07, 2024