Tag Archives: Turkey

How Turkey and Saudi Arabia Became Frenemies

The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is worsening relations between US allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An expert on the region believes there may be a way out.

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The Refugee Crisis in Greece

For thousands of refugees, the Mediterranean Sea is the last obstacle. On distant shores lies Greece, a center for displaced persons. In 2016 alone, over 50,000 refugees applied for asylum in Greece. Thousands more are to join their ranks since then. Hundreds drown in capsized vessels and makeshift rafts every year — a grim testament to the hardships many refugees are willing to endure for the chance at a better life.

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Why is Turkey So Eager to be Led Down the Belt and Road?

The magic of the Belt and Road Initiative is not the economic benefits it will offer Turkey or China. Rather, it is how the BRI taps into Ankara’s desperation to find alternatives to its economic and strategic partners such as Germany and the United States, and how it supports China’s desire to establish its own economic architecture.

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View from Turkey: The Need to Stay Calm on Kurdish Referendum

Turkey’s reaction to Kurdish independence from Iraq will not be a military intervention at least for now and it should not be, says one Turkish analyst.

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Getting Regional Trade Right in Central Asia

One golden opportunity for ECO member countries to increase trade and investment is in the road and rail development projects under the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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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.

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Fethullah Gülen: Public Intellectual or Public Enemy?

It may sound farfetched that a scholar living in Pennsylvania planned the overthrow of the Turkish government. But Turkey is demanding the U.S. extradite the Hizmet leader.

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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?

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Terrorism in Nice and France’s Troubled Colonial Legacy

Nice is an elegant and striking city, set against the azure Mediterranean. But there is history and politics behind the waving palms.

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Thinking Outside the European Box

For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences.

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