Middle East – Islam World : Turkey Out; Iran in?


Iranian Power instead of Turkish Model!

Things changed and Turkey’s popularity declining, tainted with tension and, at times, hostility.  And Iran moving slowly but steadily towards an extraordinary status and role in the Middle East. The main logic behind this network of allies lies in Iran’s soft power and its ability to export both revolutionary values and Shiite fraternal connections. Tehran started formulating this role a long time ago, and the deal was just a stepping stone.

Things changed and Turkey’s popularity declining, tainted with tension and, at times, hostility. And Iran moving slowly but steadily towards an extraordinary status and role in the Middle East. The main logic behind this network of allies lies in Iran’s soft power and its ability to export both revolutionary values and Shiite fraternal connections. Tehran started formulating this role a long time ago, and the deal was just a stepping stone.

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The Multiple Faces of Vladimir Putin.


Chess on Syria!

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Multiplicity of potential motives behind Putin’s military buildup in Syria: Making him the power broker, sustaining his power at home, defending his interests in the Middle East, shoring up Assad’s regime, geographic extent of global power vacuum left by U.S. disinterest and second front: Europe, divided and disrupted in the post-Cold War European security architecture… Then, if Syrian challenge of Putin carry the day?!

NATO Declaration on Turkey.

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Why Israel and Turkey Got Back Together?


Sometimes, a reliable friend is better than a reliable adversary!

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Zero Problems in a New Era : (en-tr)


Yeni Dönemde Sıfır Sorun Politikası
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EP Report: EU-Turkey relations…


Judicial reform, Violence against women, Southern neighbourhood and Syria, Settling the Kurdish issue, Cyprus…
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If You Ask the Kurds…


The Iraq War Was a Good Idea, they love George W. Bush!

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The Meaning of Obama’s Mideast Trip!


A New Reality in U.S.-Israeli Relations

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