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Turkey’s long-term Syria strategy takes a big step forward

  • On the night of March 18, Operation Olive Branch achieved its aim in the Afrin region of Syria. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) entered the city center and liberated it from terrorists without difficulty or civilian casualties. The operation was launched on Jan. 20...
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Hiding in plain sight: Opportunities to boost Turkish-Gulf relations

  • Ankara, the heart of Turkish diplomacy, last week hosted a series of significant conferences and panels, which brought together prominent academics to discuss Turkish-Gulf relations during the historic times that the region is going through....
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The Gulf’s stance on the Kurdish referendum

  • The 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath were a milestone in the politics of the country and the region. The fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Baghdad, and the subsequent rise of a Shiite-dominated government, raised concerns in Gulf capitals about Iran’s expanding influence in Iraq and the region....
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The good, the bad and the ugly of the Gulf crisis

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently embarked on a two-day trip to the Gulf, in the latest international effort to help resolve the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ), comprising Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. The trip included Saudi Arabia a...
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Turkish foreign policy after the coup attempt

  • It has been a year since the failed coup attempt in Turkey that claimed the lives of 249 and injured 2,000 on July 15, 2016. The country has witnessed several failed and successful coup attempts in its political history, but July 15 was different. The people’s unprecedented stance against this ...
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My enemy’s enemy is my friend

  • In 1996, Turkey signed the Military Training Cooperation Agreement with Israel — something that raised eyebrows in the Arab world. Despite Turkish officials’ remarks that the agreement was not against a third party, it caused a great disturbance in Arab public opinion and got harsh reactions fr...
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Turkey and the Gulf: Toward even closer defense cooperation?

  • Turkey has been bolstering its relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries over the past decade in various fields, including politics, trade and energy. Above all, Ankara has moved to diversify its regional military relations with those countries through defense deals signed wit...
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Post-referendum Turkey has packed foreign policy agenda

  • Turkey’s constitutional referendum to replace the country’s parliamentary system with a presidential model ended with a victory for the “yes” camp, opening a new era in the country’s political history. The referendum, held on Sunday, was a historic moment in Turkish history, but what follows i...
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Turkey and Kuwait: Strengthening ties in a fragile region

  • Relations between Turkey and Kuwait have a strong historical record dating back to the 1960s. Among Turkey’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Kuwait has a special place. In the 1990 Gulf War, Ankara stood by the side of the Gulf country despite the political and econ...
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Turkey’s lifting of military headscarf ban a boost for women

  • Turkey on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of its Feb. 28, 1997 “post-modern coup,” which drastically changed the lives of thousands of people in the country. As the first “bloodless” coup in Turkey it did not involve a violent takeover of power — but did ruin the dreams and hopes of those ...
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