Wanted: New strategic partners

There was a time when you could have called Turkey's relationship with the U.S. a "strategic partnership."

Wanted New strategic partners
Crisis management and the AK Party congress

Crisis management and the AK Party congress

Nowadays, all eyes are fixed on the relations between Turkey and the United States. Against the backdrop of tensions, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) celebrated its 17th birthday at an event hosted by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) on Tuesday.


The above-mentioned sanctions marked the beginning of a new era in Turkey-U.S. relations..

Two years have passed since the attempted coup of July 15, which was a serious attack on Turkey's state, society and democracy.

With the new system, Turkey has now caught a great chance to develop comprehensive policies to build a better future and prevent turmoil

Turkey's opposition remains unable to overcome the emotional trauma of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's first-round victory in the June 24 presidential election.

The last and next five years in Turkey

Concentrating on the results of the June 24 elections in Turkey, I temporarily turned a blind eye to Western media's coverage of this historic vote.

The last and next five years in Turkey
For Turkey and US a good start in Manbij

For Turkey and US, a good start in Manbij

Turkey and the United States started implementing the Manbij road map, a framework created by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on June 4. On June 12-13, senior military officials from both countries held talks in Stuttgart, Germany, and worked out the details, including the establishment of monitoring posts and patrol routes in Manbij.


European states have established an anti-Erdoğan and anti-AK Party international coalition in the run up to the June 24 elections

The June 24 election is all about the institutionalization of the presidential system and deciding who is best suited to carry Turkey into the future

With just two weeks left until the June 24 elections, Turkey has been preoccupied with an agreement with the United States on Manbij and a military operation against the terrorist organization PKK's command center in northern Iraq.

Erdoğan's party manifesto is a turning point for the AK Party's vision, which is adjusting to the country's needs and regional and global changes, according to SETA Istanbul General Coordinator Altun

President Erdoğan's election campaign focuses on new rational reforms ranging from economic growth to multidimensional foreign policy, draining momentum away from his opponents

Gül is making the wrong choice for his political career if he dares to be the joint candidate of the opposition bloc as the news reports suggest

The upcoming elections are important for Turkey as the presidential system will become fully operational after the vote and the government would be fully focused on domestic and external problems, but there are challenges for both the Popular Alliance and the opposition parties

Head of the Turkish think tank, SETA, Burhanettin Duran said that the AK Party decided to hold elections not because of an ongoing crisis or political turbulence, but rather to tackle any future turbulence. He added that Turkey's hand in dealing with adverse conditions will be strengthened after the polls

Why did the Lafarge Group strike agreements with DAESH, the YPG, Al-Nusra and other terrorist groups in Syria? Was the French state involved in such agreements? If so, to what extent? How do these incidents impact the Lafarge Group and the French state?

Western countries may appease Ankara, but it will not deter Turkey from cooperating with Russia and Iran so long as the West supports the YPG

The international community needs to generate effective solutions more than ever to end the suffering of the Syrian people

Critics would like to blame shifts in Turkish foreign policy on ideology, but it's national interest that drives Ankara's key decisions

The international community and the U.S. fail to be a deterrent to prevent the brutal dictatorship in Damascus from further chemical attacks on civilians in Ghouta