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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 at risk of becoming bogged down in Syria

The military operation dubbed “Peace Spring,” launched by Turkey in order to secure its southern border against possible Kurdish harassment, completed its third week with some skirmishes but without a major confrontation.

November 03, 2019

Isolated Turkey under mounting international pressure

The military operation Turkey launched to the east of Euphrates in Syria last week was first announced more than a year ago, but was delayed for several reasons. It has been dubbed “Operation Peace Spring” in the hope that it will become a source or a fountain of peace.

October 13, 2019

Erdogan’s measured address to the UN General Assembly

When world leaders address UN forums, especially the General Assembly (UNGA), they raise issues that are important to their domestic audience. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not break this tradition.

September 29, 2019