The strength of Turkey's democracy and the Turkish people showed their dedication to democratically-elected institutions when they took to the streets following the July 15 coup attempt.
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The US and its allies have toppled numerous national governments since the Second World War, all while proclaiming the importance of democracy and the rule of law.
While the bloody plot saw more than 15,000 people kicked out of the military, Turkey’s Armed Forces have managed to conduct numerous cross border operations and has gone from strength to strength.
Various factors have caused a breakdown in bilateral relations between the two NATO allies in recent years, from US support of the YPG in northern Syria to the failure to hand over FETO leader Fetullah Gulen.
The sustainability of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Mediterranean will depend on whether China can help defuse tensions in the Mediterranean while respecting each country's domestic concerns.
There is no other member state in the NATO alliance which is as exposed to security threats as the Turkish state has since the beginning of this millennium.
The US-China trade war is already having a negative impact on the global economy. If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping cannot agree to new terms at the G20 Summit, it will affect everyone.
The tragic passing of the Egyptian leader has uncovered a complex web of relationships and practices, underpinning the gloomy realities of Middle Eastern dictatorships, Western duplicity, and moral failure