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Turkey Makes US a Win-Win Offer That Could Only be Refused if Washington is Holistically Conspiring Against Turkey

Turkey goes for win-win while refusing to backdown over its S-400 purchase  Turkish journalists have reported the details of a private communication between the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which Turkey remained firm in standing by its purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defence […]


The Trump-Putin Meeting Will Mean a Great Deal For Syria, But Little For Any Other Country

Russia-US trade was never significant for either country even before the barrage of sanctions and countermeasures which were enacted beginning in 2014. While the Chinese superpower is able to withstand a US trade war because American companies, like those throughout the world are highly reliant on Chinese goods, paradoxically, the […]




The Gloves Come Off: US Says Will Sanction Turkey if Ankara Buys S-400 Missile Defence Systems From Russia

The timing of today’s announcement that the US will sanction Turkey if it purchases Russia’s S-400 missile defence system, could not be clearer nor more significant. The US had hoped that CH Party candidate Muharrem İnce would unseat Erdogan during Sunday’s elections, but the US did not get what they wanted. […]



British State Owned Media Censors Turkish Presidential Spokesman When Talking About Combating Terrorism

On the 25th of June, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın spoke to a UK based radio station run by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where he discussed President Erdogan’s re-election and other topical matters. However, subsequent to the interview, Kalın revealed that his remarks on Turkey’s battle against FETO, Daesh and […]


Imran Khan Must Learn From The Success of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey and Pakistan have always had a strong relationship and while culturally and politically, both countries have very different backgrounds apart from both being Muslim majority nations, politically speaking, recent decades have experienced similarities and divergences that both bear a closer examination. Parliamentary and Presidential  Throughout the 20th century, political […]


This is How Erdogan’s Re-Election Will Effect Turkey’s International Partners And Rivals

The successful re-election of Turkish President Erdogan and the accompanying victory of his parliamentary People’s Alliance means that internally, Turkey will continue on a similar economic and social trajectory as it has been since Erdogan’s AK party rose to prominence in the early 2000s. But while the AK Party’s model […]