This analysis outlines the main drivers of the relationship between Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The analysis examines the National Energy and Mining Policy of Turkey along the lines of security of supply, indigenization, and foreseeable market. It concentrates on the goals and objectives of this policy.
Analysis will scrutinize the challenges and probable courses to steer the TAF out of the current dilemmas, and will offer a perspective on the combat readiness and the transformation of the civil-military relation in the post-July 15 Turkey.
Turkish security institutions faced a series of security challenges following the July 15 coup attempt in 2016. One of these challenges was terrorist organizations testing the combat readiness of the Turkish security forces. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) are the main security institution fighting terrorism within and beyond Turkey; their combat readiness was questioned due to the imminent discharge of 44% of the generals and admirals as a result of their involvement in the coup attempt. This paper aims to illustrate the combat readiness of the Turkish security forces in regard to their counterterrorism strategies against the PKK and DAESH in the past year, one year after the coup attempt of July 2016.