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Bahrain-Turkey ties ripe for expansion

  • Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa was, in August 2016, the first Arab leader to visit Turkey following the failed coup attempt that took place the previous month. The Bahraini king was warmly welcomed in Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later stated: “You stood with us d...
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Balancing hard and soft power: Turkey’s approach to Syria

  • According to Joseph Nye, the political scientist who coined the term “soft power” in the early 1990s — meaning a persuasive, noncoercive approach to international relations — there are various ways of using it, not only by the state but also in other ways, including educational and cultural. W...
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Defense is not the only driving force in Turkish-Polish relations

  • Poland’s name has started to appear often in Turkish media with the growing closeness between Warsaw and Ankara in recent years. Turkey places great importance on its relationship with Poland, which represents a strategic element in Ankara’s policy on Central and Eastern Europe. In 1999, Ankara...
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EU is stuck in middle of Turkey’s disputes with France and Greece

  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, and Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union, Ankara, Turkey, July 6, 2020. (Reuters) Against a backdrop of rising tensions between Turkey and some EU member states, the bloc’s policy chief, Josep Borrell, pai...
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EU treads a fine line between French and German approaches to Turkey

  • European Council President Charles Michel, right, and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis meet ahead of the EU summit, Brussels, Oct. 1, 2020. (Reuters) Fifteen years ago this day (Oct. 3, 2005), the EU enlargement process took a major step forward as the bloc opened accession negotiati...
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EU, NATO have key roles to play in easing tensions between France and Turkey

  • French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Elysee Palace, Paris, France, January 5, 2018. (Reuters) The rivalry between Ankara and Paris in Libya, Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean is just the latest addition to the list of conten...
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EU, US attempting to bring Turkey back on board

  • In 2005, when Turkey and the EU entered a new phase in their relationship with the start of negotiations for Ankara’s full membership, many were optimistic that this would be a turning point in the country’s ties with the Western world, including both the US and Europe. A prominent Turkish sch...
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Europe supports Turkey as relations with US worsen

  • While Turkey is experiencing problems with the US, European leaders have started to make statements that lay down both political and economic support for Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were ...
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Germany plays peacemaker in dispute between Greece and Turkey

  • NATO allies Turkey and Greece are at loggerheads over a range of deep-rooted issues that affect their domestic and international agendas. Conflicts in the Middle East have made things even more complicated for the two countries, so much so that other nations are stepping in as mediators. Germa...
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Gulf media right to showcase women journalists’ perspective

  • Kuwait, which is currently holding the rotating presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), hosted the second Gulf Female Journalists’ Forum this week. This brought together a group of women journalists from various Gulf countries seeking to increase their media presence in the Arab world...
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