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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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Turkey’s tricky balancing act in Afghanistan

Turkey last month volunteered to assume the management and security of Kabul airport in Afghanistan and negotiations are now underway with the Afghan government, the US and the Taliban to sort out the details. NATO has admitted that this mission suits Turkey better than its other members.

July 11, 2021

Turkey’s difficult choices after NATO, EU summits

Turkey is faced with some difficult choices after two important summits that took place last month.

July 04, 2021

Biden, Erdogan agree to disagree at peaceable summit

The long-awaited meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Joe Biden finally took place on the margins of the NATO summit in Brussels last week.

June 21, 2021

Turkey’s balancing act with the US and Russia

For decades, Turkey’s relations with the US and Russia have been a zero-sum game: When its relations with Russia improve, its American ties decline. The same rule also applies to Turkey’s relations with NATO and Russia.

June 06, 2021