Public view on foreign policy

14 Haziran 2018

While Turkey is in the grasp of election frenzy over presidential and parliamentary elections, the Center for Turkish Studies at Kadir Has University released the findings of its annual survey on “Public Perceptions on Turkish Foreign Policy.” The survey was conducted in 26 cities across Turkey with 1000 face-to-face interviews during 15-25 May. The…


Turkey’s undeclared operation in Iraq

07 Haziran 2018

On the eve of parliamentary and presidential elections, Turkey has been quietly maintaining its constant air and ground pressure against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq and edging slowly and cautiously towards the Qandil Mountains ever since “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s Afrin ended late March 2018. Although preparation of the ground on the Turkish side…


Hope against hope in Cyprus

31 Mayıs 2018

After the failure of the Crans-Montana negotiations in July 2017 to finally find an equitable solution to the Cyprus problem and reunify the long-divided island with the support of the United Nations, it was widely thought that a new round of negotiations could not be considered for some time, as repeatedly emphasized…


The suffering of Gazans continues

24 Mayıs 2018

It has been 70 years since the creation of Israel and 101 years since the Balfour Declaration, calling for a national home for Jews in the former Ottoman lands. On whatever occasion the beginning of the longest running land dispute in the Middle East is dated, the Arab-Israeli conflict has undoubtedly dominated modern politics…