After escalation in Idlib, what’s next for Turkey-Russia relations?

The Turkish-Russian ceasefire in Syria has run its course, setting the stage for confrontation between Ankara and Moscow if a new buffer to smoothen tensions isn’t achieved.

After escalation in Idlib what s next for Turkey-Russia relations
Silent humanitarian calamity in Yemen Who to blame

Silent humanitarian calamity in Yemen: Who to blame?

Yemen is one of the poorest countries of the Arab world and has been suffering for decades. Ali Abdallah Saleh's pre-Arab Spring administration was corrupt, leading the Yemeni people to take to the streets, eventually toppling the Saleh government in 2012 when the waves of the Arabic revolutions reached the country.


Everybody knows that Sisi and the Egyptian army are merely the ostensible perpetrators in front of the curtain

Operation leads to arrest of senior members of terror group, which is trying to become active in Europe with help of PKK

While long distance has been covered against Daesh on many fronts, war is still far from complete

The Tehran trilateral summit did not result in the best solution to the crisis in Idlib, but it was a good starting point for the peace process

Idlib will not be Syria's endgame

Syrian regime forces are preparing to launch a major military operation against opposition-led groups in the Idlib province of northern Syria.

Idlib will not be Syria's endgame
Facing US pressure Iran looks for a way out of

Facing US pressure, Iran looks for a way out of crisis

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, entered a new stage, as Iran's president, commonly known as a moderate reformist, moved closer to hardliners such as Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and General Qasem Suleimani.


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been one of the leading countries in the Middle East in terms of aggressive foreign policy.

On Feb. 24, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2401 asking the conflicting sides in the Syrian war for a 30-day cease-fire.

American foreign policy on Syria is not sustainable. When we look closely at the U.S.'s tactics and strategies, it's evident that there are many problems, paradoxes and ironies regarding policy.

As the number of dead YPG militants increases and Turkish-backed forces advance toward the center of Afrin, there will be a more determined effort to limit and ultimately render Operation Olive Branch unsuccessful

If Washington reconsiders its YPG policy, it will understand its irrational expectations of Ankara

Washington's risky game with the YPG and Turkey's severe military response to this organization has a potential to bring the strategic cooperation between these two countries to the brink of collapse.

Simply put, a quick look at contemporary history would be enough to conclude that the Trump administration's Israel-UAE inspired "political Islam" policy is destined to be even more unsuccessful than Barack Obama's insincere "moderate Islam" policy. Or, perhaps, Washington just wants to serve the interests of fanatics on purpose.

Once again Daesh is being used as a stick to threaten the Turkish government

In the midst of the Saudi-Iranian polarization, that is promoted by many to stir up new troubles in the Middle East, Turkey seeks to pursue a balancing policy

The reappearance of discourse on ‘moderate Islam', possibly with on the U.S. administration's request, cannot be a solution in the fight against extremism

It is impossible for Turkey to stand idly by while YPG terrorists interfere in Idlib and threaten the security of the whole region

With the April 16 constitutional referendum just three weeks away, both sides have fielded their heavyweights as part of a last-ditch effort to impress voters. The interference of European politicians and media outlets in the referendum in support of the "no" campaign completely politicized the process.

There is a message for all in President Erdoğan's criticism of Chancellor Merkel's use of the phrase ‘Islamist terror,' as Muslims are the real victims of the terrorism