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Turkey’s defensive offensive: Operation Olive Branch

Turkey's defensive military offensive, Operation Olive Branch, started officially with heavy shelling of PKK/YPG positions in Afrin by 72 Turkish jets symbolising the 72...

Is Pakistan’s populist leader facing a political dead end?

Imran Khan promises to be different from his predecessors if chosen to lead, but his ability to govern and his party's achievements in Khyber...

The forgotten soldier of World War I

 ISTANBUL — When Guliz Erginsoy was a young girl, she often pointed at her grandfather, Huseyin Atif Bese’s torso and asked, “where are those scars...

Germany steps forward to stop collapse of Iran nuclear deal

Germany, as the most important economic power within the European Union, has been taking more responsibility in certain situations, especially when it comes to...

Normalization of far right and EU’s precarious political position

The far-right movement is increasing in the European political sphere, and the EU, which was once critical of it, seems to recognize it as...

Is Mexico ready to diversify its relationships beyond America?

With Trump's America increasingly erratic towards its southern neighbour, is it time for Mexico to explore new alliances?After the North America Free Trade Agreement...

Is the future of the GCC in doubt?

Gulf countries are increasingly divided about the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In a complex regional environment are the splits beyond repair?The efforts...

US v. Atilla: What are the contradictions in the case?

The Atilla case, which is one of the most followed cases currently in the U.S. has its roots to the attempted judiciary coups against...

Divisions in Europe over Turkey’s operation in Syria

Turkey is a member of NATO but some NATO and European countries haven't backed its operation in Syria's Afrin. Are the dissenting countries fearful...

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