Tag Archives: Turkey

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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View from Turkey: A Sunni-Shia War?

Even if a war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is prevented, proxy wars between these two countries will most probably increase in number in the coming years. One analyst advises Turkey to stay away from these tensions.

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ISIS, Turkey and Oil – The Bigger Picture: Interview With Pelicourt

Turkey's game of playing all sides in the balance of power game is difficult to sustain. The downing by Turkey of a Russian jet conducting air strikes over northern Syria is just the first move in the new phase of this game, and analysts should probably start looking at ISIS oil sales to Turkey in their examinations of why Turkey downed a Russian jet at a time when the Russians were specifically targeting ISIS-controlled oil facilities and tankers.

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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.

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Pakistanization of Turkey

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

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Somaliland: The Strains of Success

Successful state building in Somaliland has raised the stakes of holding – and losing – power. While Somaliland has remained largely committed to democratic government, recurrent political crises and delayed elections risk postponing much needed internal debate.

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The Survival of Turkish Democracy

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu seems to have understood the message given by the Turkish nation after the national election, and he is doing his best to form a coalition government; however, President Erdoğan is doing everything to prevent a coalition.

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Empowering Kurdistan

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

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