November 23, 2017

Tag Archives: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Europe and the Middle East Are Both on the Verge of Unraveling

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore? Read More »

Turkey’s Dangerous Referendum

Turkey's leader will apparently stop at nothing to centralize power — and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate. Read More »

The Deep State

The influence of the “deep state” must be minimized, otherwise the State cannot provide services, administer justice, maintain law and order and bring about economic prosperity that our people desperately need, writes Ikram Sehgal. Read More »

Will Pakistanis Resist a Coup the Turkish Way?

Pakistan’s ruling elite fantasizes that Pakistani public, like in Turkey, will flood the streets in case of a military coup. But can the political realities of the two countries be really compared? Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan Gets His Majority — at a Terrible Price

To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office. Read More »

Pakistanization of Turkey

It will be interesting tosee if the Syrian crisis affects Turkey the way the Afghan crisis impacted Pakistan. Read More »

Empowering Kurdistan

What made a Kurdish victory possible in Turkey’s recent elections – and what does the future hold? Read More »

Turkey’s Strategic Miscalculation in Middle East

The 2011 Arab revolutions hugely effected Turkey's orientation towards the Middle East. Its foreign policy moved from a diplomatic, non-interference policy to an interventionist, revisionist one, even imperialist to some people. In terms of policymaking, Turkey resembled the US, relying on its military might to shape the direction of its foreign relations. But now it risks losing all its gains achieved in the last decade. Read More »

Pope Francis: Back to the Middle East

Pope Francis is desperately attempting to preserve Christianity as a viable faith in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. He realizes that it is vital that he and Christians have the support of the Turkish government and its Islamist president in this endeavor. Read More »

What Next in Turkey After Erdoğan’s Election?

The big question now is to where will Turkey head under Erdoğan’s presidency? But one thing is very known and clear though. Despite the clause in the Constitution that says the president will be “non-partisan,” President Erdoğan will keep on guiding his party, and formulating its policies. Read More »