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The prospects and challenges as Turkiye and GCC negotiate a free trade deal

  • Turkiye and the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed to begin formal negotiations for a free-trade agreement, with Turkish Trade Minister Omer Bolat and GCC Secretary-General Jasem Mohammed Al-Budaiwi signing a joint communique confirming this last week. In 2005, Turkiye’s president at the ti...
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Economic interests driving Turkiye’s security policy

  • In the current geopolitical context, the boundaries between economy and security are becoming increasingly blurred. Economic interests are never separated from security considerations and, therefore, the recipe for a secure country is an integrated economy through cooperation, with any terroris...
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A day of celebration for the strong and powerful women of the Gulf

  • Anticipating the post-oil future, the Gulf states have revolutionized their diplomatic strategy in recent years, placing a greater emphasis on women’s empowerment both domestically and internationally. On Friday, International Women’s Day, the Gulf Cooperation Council hosted an inaugural ceremo...
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Turkiye, Gulf states’ converging interests in Horn of Africa

  • Turkiye last week signed a 10-year defense and economic cooperation agreement with Somalia, which aims to help defend the latter’s long coastline and also rebuild the naval forces of the fragile Horn of Africa nation. The agreement took a great deal of attention, as it came amid growing tension...
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Deciphering the broader implications of Iran’s attacks

  • It is crucial to interpret Iran’s recent attacks within a broader context, considering both regional and international dynamics, as they have consequences that impact all Middle Eastern actors. Last week, in the space of 24 hours, Iran launched missile and drone strikes on targets in three co...
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Turkish-Kuwaiti ties can continue uptick under Sheikh Mishal

  • Kuwait has experienced two changes in leadership in just over three years. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who took the reins in 2020 after the death of his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, passed away last Saturday. The Gulf country’s new emir, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, too...
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Turkiye, Saudi Arabia on diplomatic blitz for Gaza

  • Turkiye and Saudi Arabia, both active members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, have been working on the diplomatic front for Gaza. Their strategy involves internationalizing the war as much as possible, while seeking the deeper involvement of non-Western powers such as China and Russ...
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Turkiye, GCC seek formal partnership amid regional challenges

  • The 44th summit of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council, held on Tuesday in Doha, was significant in several respects. The session was the first to be held outside Saudi Arabia since 2018 and the first to be hosted by Qatar since the AlUla Declaration was signed in January 2021, ...
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Turkiye and GCC states aim to propel ties to new heights

  • Last weekend, I attended the inaugural Gulf Cooperation Council-Turkiye Economic Forum held in Istanbul, which was aimed at bolstering economic cooperation between the Gulf states and Turkiye, while increasing the value of trade exchange between the two sides. The preparations for the event w...
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Israel’s war on Gaza puts journalists in peril

  • Prominent war journalist Kareem Shaheen noted in a post on X last month: “I thought I was desensitized to violent images after covering Syria. I guess I was not.” It has been more than a month since Israel’s war on Gaza began. The violent images and videos circulating online are more widespread...
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