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Why Iraq’s chaos is Turkey’s concern

  • Clashes between followers of Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr and Iran-backed militias affiliated with the Coordination Framework led by former Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki have intensified fears among many Iraqis that the violence would spill into civil war. The political turmoil has also ala...
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Turkey’s Libya policy can succeed with wider regional support

  • Being engaged politically, militarily and economically in Libya, Turkey is trying to pursue a new strategy in the North African country, which has gone through various phases of turmoil, instability and power struggles among several actors. With Libya still fragile due to the many potential cha...
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Russia aims to close ranks with its Astana partners

  • Close on the heels of US President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit the region next week. It will be Putin’s first foreign trip, outside of visits to republics that were part of the former Soviet Union, since he ordered Russia’s ...
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Why Turkey is now looking outward

  • States’ foreign policy goals and their strategies to achieve them are not constant. When domestic and international dynamics shift, policies and strategies may also change. Within a year, for example, Turkey’s foreign policy has undergone such a sharp transformation that even those who follow i...
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Turkey’s refugee record: From warm welcome to grave concern

  • Turkey’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the past decade has been laudable on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but it has also posed disquieting challenges in the realms of economics, politics and security, and social and foreign policy. As the country has accepted more refugees than ...
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Riyadh and Ankara move to repair their relations

  • Significant encounters between Saudi and Turkish officials in the past week suggest an easing of tensions in political, economic and security relations. Foreign ministers Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in the Pakistani capi...
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How the Syrian civil war moved to Ukraine

  • As the world has become “a single country” in the past century, a crisis in any one state becomes a matter of grave concern for the whole international community. It was obvious from the first day that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was not only reshaping the European security order and threateni...
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Middle East’s shifting ties balanced on a diplomatic tightrope

  • The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 shifted the Middle East’s balance of power toward the three non-Arab states — Turkey, Iran and Israel — creating a new strategic environment. This environment went through a transformation after the Arab uprisings, which shifted the region’s center of gravity tow...
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Regional challenges encourage Saudi-Turkish cooperation

  • During a trade event in Istanbul on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia next month after receiving an invitation from Riyadh. The visit will be the first by the Turkish president to the Kingdom since February 2017, when he visited Saudi A...
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Cooperation key to tackling 2022’s security challenges

  • From a security perspective, 2021 was a challenging year, with a pandemic, worldwide economic collapse and escalating tensions from the Middle East to Asia. Last year proved that the world’s security crises are no longer a form of threat or challenge that states can solve alone or through their...
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