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How will the crisis with Europe end?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

Bilateral crises with European countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands are causing serious destruction in Turkey’s EU membership process.

Comment(s) 9/11/2017

The decree that relieved Turkish PM Yıldırım

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

A new state of emergency decree, numbered 694 and issued on Aug. 25, rendered Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) compatible with the “presidential system,” which the country will officially transition to in 2019.

Comment(s) 8/28/2017

Is it possible to have a joint operation with Iran?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the National Movement Party (MHP), recently criticized the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) plan to hold an independence referendum and said “this should be considered ‘casus belli’ [cause for war].”

Comment(s) 8/26/2017

Are you ready for the quake?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

It is not possible to prevent earthquakes. It is also impossible to know exactly when, where or how strong a big earthquake will hit.

Comment(s) 8/21/2017

How did al-Qaeda capture Idlib?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

Syrian lands across from Turkey’s Cilvegözü border gate is being controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which has roots in al-Qaeda.

Comment(s) 8/14/2017

Is the ‘Kurdistan Referendum’ a NATO project?

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

These days there is a single item on the agenda of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq: The Sept. 25 independence referendum. KRG President Masoud Barzani has started a public relations campaign. On the one hand, he is making visits, and on the other, he is frequently giving interviews, cultivating the “no retreat from the referendum” perception.

Comment(s) 8/12/2017

Syria: The first test of Turkey’s new commanders

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

The latest Supreme Military Board (YAŞ) meeting determined the new commanders of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The land, naval and air force commanders were reshuffled.

Comment(s) 8/8/2017

Qatar and Cyprus

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

The other day, I called a Turkish Cypriot academic friend of mine who has written several articles on the Cyprus issue.

Comment(s) 7/1/2017

The many definitions of justice

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

Ercan Kızılateş harassed and assaulted university student Melisa Sağlam on July 14 on a dolmuş. His justification was the fact that the girl was wearing shorts

Comment(s) 6/26/2017

Reshuffle in Turkish cabinet

DENİZ ZEYREK writes:

I’m curious what will happen if certain cabinet ministers are changed this week. Let us assume that the foreign minister is changed. Will Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s replacement, who will still be from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), make substantial changes to Turkey’s foreign policy?

Comment(s) 6/5/2017

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