To control US-backed Syrian Kurds, the Turkish president is willing to bury the war hatchet with his Syrian nemesis in a high-risk move at a time when his country faces an economic crisis and political challenges.
The evocation of a glorious past is a great way to make people feel good about themselves at a time when there is little to be cheerful about.
Both Turkey and the UAE would prefer to see each other’s geopolitical significance diminished in the eyes of Western Europe and the US.
The attack on the Bashiqa base in northern Iraq indicates that Shia militias have augmented their verbal threats against Turkey to concrete actions.
Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention is a clear attack on human rights and the rule of law.
Turkey’s strategic victory in Nagorno-Karabakh will not help it to achieve a sustainable future within its neighborhood.
Before Iran attempts to become the Ottoman successor, it is in the interest of all the other countries in the region to reach a general settlement.
Ankara’s harsh response to the protests at Boğaziçi University belie the vulnerabilities of the ruling coalition.