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The Israel Defense Forces recently completed a large military exercise on the island of Cyprus, and a smaller training exercise in Crete was held several months earlier. Although the commanders of the exercise did not refer to this specifically, the ...

This policy paper suggests a two-fold strategy for the Russian Federation over Nagorno Karabakh, one for the short-term, another one for the long-term. In the short-run, a “wait and see” policy maintaining the “frozen” status quo is necessary because at ...

For now, Turkey’s college bathrooms remain gender-specific It was a couple of years ago when one of my students suggested there should be no gender category on any official forms. My courageous student said, “Some days I feel like a man; some ...

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will arrive to the White House tomorrow, there are two perspectives on what Turkish will discuss with Trump. On the one hand, Erdoğan uses the meeting as an opportunity to regret the Trump to arm Syrian Kurds ...

(This post was  originally published by Young Diplomats Partner Geopolitics Made Super and is written by Ryan Bohl). And “to” seems the right word, because this was done to Turkey by Recip Tayyip Erdogan and his political machine.  International electoral monitors cite fraud; so ...
Erdogan and Europe: sputniknews

I know it can be quite a nail-biting time for you wondering what the hell the “Osmanlı Tokadı” could be. – “Osmanlı Tokadı” means an Ottoman slap; it is a kind of weapon of Ottoman soldiers during the Ottoman Empire. ...

Deir ez-Zor is the largest city in Eastern Syria, and with the imminent fall of Raqqa and Mosul, it will probably become Islamic State’s next stronghold. The city had a pre-war population of 200,000 inhabitants, mostly Sunnis. Deir ez-Zor has been ...

2016 was a difficult year for Turkey. From an attempted military coup to Islamic State deadly terror attacks and Kurdish insurgency, Turkish society suffered a lot and 2017 looks even harsher. Erdogan, battled a military coup launched by the Turkish ...

A suspect has been shot and wounded by a security guard after launching an attack on the Israeli embassy in Ankara, Turkey, according to an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson. All embassy staff are safe. The Ankara governor’s office has said ...

Much debate has taken place on the topic how the Islamic State should be militarily defeated, including various combinations of US, Russian, European, Turkish, Iranian and Arab powers. However, too little is being said on the political solution after the ...