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[ANALYSIS] How lessons learned from Ukraine-Russia war impact Turkish defense industry products

Fatih Yurtsever* The 16th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF’23), hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Defense, took place at the Tüyap Fair Center in İstanbul...

[OPINION] Is Turkey serious about joining BRICS?

Türkmen Terzi In July 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan surprised Turkey's Western allies by attending a summit of BRICS, an economic and geopolitical bloc...

[ANALYSIS] Turkey must act: Safeguarding freedom of navigation in the Black Sea

Fatih Yurtsever* Russia suspended its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative on July 17 and revoked the guarantees of safe navigation, claiming that the...

[ANALYSIS] Does ICC arrest warrant for Putin complicate potential visit to Turkey?

Fatih Yurtsever* Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the BRICS summit in South Africa in August, as announced by the South African government. The...

[ANALYSIS] Finding inspiration from UNIFIL to solve Ukrainian grain shipments

Fatih Yurtsever* Russia claims that the commitments made in the Black Sea Grain Initiative to remove obstacles to the export of Russian grain and fertilizer...

[OPINION] Turkey’s July 15th and Russia’s Wagner insurgency

Ali Dinçer * A few weeks ago, a crisis shook Russia to its core when the Wagner paramilitary group took over Rostov-on-Don and threatened to march...

[OPINION] July 15 coup attempt serves as a smokescreen for AKP machinations

Türkmen Terzi Seven years have passed since the tumultuous events of July 15, 2016, when a coup attempt shook Turkey to its core. The country...

[ANALYSIS] NATO Vilnius summit: Implications for Turkey’s foreign policy

Fatih Yurtsever* While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's last-minute decision to support Sweden's NATO membership has become a focal point in Turkish public discourse, the...

[ANALYSIS] Turkey-Egypt normalization and eastern Mediterranean energy politics

Fatih Yurtsever* Turkey and Egypt's bilateral relations were severed in 2013 when Egypt's then-defense minister, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, an ally...

[ANALYSIS] Erdoğan could step back from Turkey’s Cyprus stance for the sake of EU ties

Fatih Yurtsever* The “Cyprus problem” -- also known as the Cyprus conflict, Cyprus issue, Cyprus dispute or Cyprus question -- is a complex dispute involving...

[OPINION] Erdoğan might be a threat to Sudan’s military leaders

Türkmen Terzi The political turbulence in Sudan following the ousting of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019 by the Sudanese army has seen the country’s dream of...

[ANALYSIS] Who benefits geopolitically from the establishment of the Zangezur Corridor?

Fatih Yurtsever* The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War between Azerbaijan and Armenia lasted 44 days and ended on Nov. 9, 2020, with a nine-point ceasefire agreement signed...

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