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Disillusionment at NATO despite policy shifts

  • https://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/filefield_paths/1703317815561053.jpg The NATO summit held in London last week was dominated by a phrase that French President Emmanuel Macron used in an interview with The Economist on Nov. 7. While talking about various shortcomings of the o...
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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. There is a quote attri...
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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. On Sept. 24 at the UNGA, issues he emphasized included Israeli expansionism, refo...
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The Syrian wind is turning against Erdogan

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a one-day visit to Moscow last week to talk to Vladimir Putin. Five days before the visit, the Turkish and Russian presidents had a telephone conversation, but apparently they needed a more comprehensive face-to-face talk. After the closed-door meeting in Moscow, the...
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Six key obstacles to the US-Turkey deal on Syria

  • Turkish and American military teams who were negotiating for months have agreed on the broad lines of their cooperation in northeast Syria, but uncertainties persist. A joint command center will be created in Turkey and a “peace corridor” will be set up in Syria. The agreement fell short of T...
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Turkey faces multiple foreign policy challenges

  • Challenges constantly arise in Turkish foreign policy. The most recent was Turkey’s purchase of the Russian air defense system, the S-400. Ankara’s position remained unchanged in the face of US threats to impose sanctions under the Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA...
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How will Turkey’s ruling party respond to electoral setback?

  • Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered a major setback last week in the rerun Istanbul mayoral election. Ekrem Imamoglu, the mayor of a little-known district of the city, ran on behalf of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), in coalition with the dynamic Me...
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EU sheds light on Turkey’s accession challenges

  • Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakci. (File/AFP) The European Commission last week issued its annual report on Turkey. Almost all negative observations contained in previous reports were repeated in the present one, while new ones were added and the tone of the criticism was r...
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Turkey lets go of the past with policy rethink on Iraq

  • Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, (L) meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/ HO/ Iraqi Prime Minister’s Press Office) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s recent visit to Iraq was both long overdue and a welcome oppor...
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How the Khartoum coup will affect Turkey-Sudan relations

  •   President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with then President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum in this handout photo released by the Turkish Presidential Press Office on December 24, 2017. (Turkish Presidential Press Office/AFP) This month’s military coup in Sudan removed fr...
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