Two roles, One Play: Russia’s Dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Two roles, One Play: Russia’s Dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Source: Reuters © Two roles, One Play: Russia’s Dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh Two weeks ago, the echoes of war once again resounded in the South Caucasus...

Mosul may be saved from ISIS, but at what cost?

Mosul may be saved from ISIS, but at what cost?

*Civillians flee ISIS controlled Mosul. Source: Middle East Monitor As the advance on the city gathers pace, the people of Mosul are about to bare...

European Parliament on Turkey: Has someone just uttered the word ‘authoritarian’?

European Parliament on Turkey: Has someone just uttered the word ‘authoritarian’?

*Source: Hurriyet Daily News © European Parliament on Turkey: Has someone just uttered the word ‘authoritarian’? Last week, on April, 14, the European Parliament (EP) voted...

Will the AKP-Gülen split endanger Turkey-Africa relations?

Will the AKP-Gülen split endanger Turkey-Africa relations?

*Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud open the new terminal of Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia on January...

Will the Turkish Passport get the Golden Stamp for EU Travel?

Will the Turkish Passport get the Golden Stamp for EU Travel?

*Source: EU Neighborhood Info Center © Will the Turkish Passport get the Golden Stamp for EU Travel? The European Commission has recommended that Turkish citizens be...

Turkish diplomatic gains with Israel, Russia rocked by Istanbul bombings

Turkish diplomatic gains with Israel, Russia rocked by Istanbul bombings

Scenes at the international terminal from last night’s attack on Istanbul Atatürk Airport. *Source: BT. © Turkish diplomatic gains with Israel, Russia rocked by Istanbul bombings...

Approach with caution: Trump a foreign policy livewire for Turkey

Approach with caution: Trump a foreign policy livewire for Turkey

*Source: Serbestiyet © The unthinkable has happened. Donald Trump is the U.S. President Elect. The American public is now grappling with what a Trump presidency will...

Leaked Interior Ministry Memos highlight Division within Egypt’s Regime

Leaked Interior Ministry Memos highlight Division within Egypt’s Regime

*Source: Al Ahram Online © Leaked Interior Ministry Memos highlight Division within Egypt’s Regime Leaked memos from Egypt’s interior ministry discussing ways to counter mounting public...

Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government

Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government

Journalists protest press freedom crackdowns while gagged, Ankara, February 15, 2014. *Source: Piero Castellano © Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government A...

Aleppo ceasefire collapses as Ankara sinks further into Syrian quagmire

Aleppo ceasefire collapses as Ankara sinks further into Syrian quagmire

*Source: Middle East Monitor With horrors unfolding through Aleppo at an unprecedented pace following the collapse of a brief and ineffectual ceasefire, the Syrian civil...