Will Merkel Follow in Trump's Footsteps?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs to learn certain lessons from Charlottesville. Mrs. Merkel, who lays claim to the leadership of the free world in the face of Mr. Trump's populism, could be following in his footsteps without even knowing it

Will Merkel Follow in Trump's Footsteps
Cautious Optimism' for Turkey-EU Relations

'Cautious Optimism' for Turkey-EU Relations?

For the Turks, it is Europe's failure to acknowledge and meet its responsibilities toward Turkey in a number of areas including the Syrian civil war.


All major political movements in Turkey have already started planning for the 2019 election

It would be very wrong to compare the April vote with previous constitutional reforms, which were forcefully created by the representatives of the coup tradition

This critical referendum aimed at fixing a system that has been generating significant crises for Turkey's governance.

The constitutional vote on Sunday constitutes Turkey's best solution to its years-long political, governing and democratic problems

What Sunday's Vote Means for Turkey

If the ‘yes' vote wins in Sunday's referendum, Turkey will get rid of the tutelage in its politics, which is the root cause of the country's chronic crises

What Sunday's Vote Means for Turkey
Turkish Constitutional Referendum and Beyond

Turkish Constitutional Referendum and Beyond

Turkey will have adopted a new system of government capable of overcoming parliamentarianism's structural crises when the vote count ends


Turkish people are really fed up with the stereotyped opposition news against their country by certain Western media outlets such as the recent one by the Economist

The CHP leadership wants to make sure that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won't be able to get re-elected even if Turkey adopts a presidential system of government

President Erdoğan's Diyarbakır meeting played a big role in changing the way that Turkey's Kurds, who are indifferent toward the proposed changes, think about the April vote

The structural change in the post-April 16 era is truly critical for Turkey's ascendance into the global pecking order and is valuable enough not to be sacrificed to any blackmail attempt

If the 'no' campaign wins the constitutional referendum, the circles seeking to damage Turkey's national interests will find a gateway to meddle in Turkish politics

CHP spread fear and fuel hatred against Muslims, immigrants and refugees. They resort to racism. As such, Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu appears to have positioned himself as the Turkey branch of European far-right extremism.

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.

In a nutshell, the opposition's campaign rhetoric for the April referendum is a repetition of its obsessive anti-Erdoğan rhetoric, while those in favor of switching to the presidential system are able to clarify what the change will bring to Turkey

New systems of government are a practical necessity, rather than a matter of ideological preference.

The new system will establish a unified executive branch, improve coordination among economic agencies.

A presidential system was one of the most frequently offered alternatives to fix the ills of the current state of affairs.

What are the decisive factors in Turkey’s relations with various regions and partners? What policy should Turkey adopt to enhance or establish amicable relations and sustain existing ones? What is the place of the “increasing friends” policy in the near future of Turkish foreign policy?

What are the weaknesses of the current system of governance in terms of the economy? What will the presidential system bring to the Turkish Economy?