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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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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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Rehabilitation of innocent victims can be strongest weapon against extremism

  • A recent headline published by the New York Times sparked criticism for describing children born to Daesh terrorists as “time bombs.” After worldwide pressure, the newspaper changed the problematic headline from “Is a Child of Daesh Just a Child? Or a Time Bomb?” to “Thousands of Daesh Children...
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Bosnia’s journey to hope through traces of war

  • Just as Beirut is described by many as the “Paris of the Middle East,” it would not be wrong to refer to Sarajevo as the “Beirut of Europe.” Both Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina endured wars that were religiously/ethnically motivated, experienced similar types of pain and are now trying to rec...
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Turkey’s diplomatic approach to peace in Libya and Syria

  • Passing the buck is a gamble usually employed by states desperate to avoid conflicts they are likely to lose. The buck-passing is often followed by a bargaining phase, during which states try to strike a deal that might maximize their gains and minimize potential threats to their interests. T...
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Can 2021 bring ‘vaccine of hope’ for refugees?

  • Being locked inside our homes for months and deprived of our daily routines such as shopping, having drinks with friends, traveling, etc. has beyond doubt exhausted many of us. Many of us have had worries about our health, family, work, and future. While 2020 brought various new challenges to o...
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New realities when it comes to Turkey and the Gulf

  • The pragmatic rapprochement between Turkey and some Gulf countries symbolizes the end of the cold war between them, and the start of a new era based on de-escalation and diplomacy. On Nov. 17, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani visited Turkey, where he held talks with his...
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What a difference a year has made in Turkish-Gulf relations

  • As we approach the end of 2021, which is defined as a year of de-escalation and reconciliation, a review of Turkish-Gulf relations is important to give a better understanding of how the relationship has risen from rock bottom to reach a peak within the space of only a year. After 2010, Turkey’...
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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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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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