US growing isolated in international system under Trump

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US growing isolated in international system under Trump
The world of alternatives

The world of alternatives

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's participation in the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa last week was significant for Turkey's search for a new direction.


Without any doubt, Donald Trump will be one of the most debated presidents of the United States. While it would be very difficult to speak about a specific Trump doctrine or legacy, Trump's years in office will be associated with volatility and isolation.

We have been on the road with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who visited Uzbekistan and South Korea, since Sunday. The election campaign has had no effect on the Turkish leader's foreign trips. His ability to form the People's Alliance early on made it possible for him to make prescheduled trips.

The Westerners, who have been trying to remove Mr. Erdoğan from power for the past five years, are actually building their own case for why the West lost Turkey

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Turkey's foreign policy had a year of transition and change in 2017.

In addition to the Syrian crisis, Ankara and Washington have not been able to come to an agreement on Turkey's possible purchase of Russian-made defense systems.

The West does not seem to be bothered much about the rising tide of micro-nationalism in the Middle East, which is categorically perceived as an endemic conflict zone

The current crisis with the West is structural and genuine. But the talk about Turkey turning its back on the West is used for operational purposes.

The European Islamophobia Report (EIR) is an annual report, which is presented for the first time for the year of 2015.

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

Many European analysts have argued that 2017 could be a critical juncture for Europe due to important elections in certain European countries, especially after the Brexit referendum. A major part of this juncture will have something to do with the reaction of mainstream European parties and politicians to this intolerant discourse

The old continent is rapidly losing its promise to preserve human dignity, fundamental rights and liberties in the deep abyss of its exaggerated fears

The Europeans are destroying the possibility of cooperating with Turkey to pursue mutual, rational interests as they retain their anti-Erdoğan sentiments

In the next few months, there will be elections in France and Germany. The discourse of the mainstream parties in these elections will be the key to understanding what kind of future the EU will have in the coming years.

The U.K.'s Brexit episode set a useful precedent for Turkey's future mode of engagement with Europe

European countries' open support to the ‘no' campaign in the Turkish referendum will have an adverse effect on the camp opposing the constitutional reform

The referendum campaign for a presidential system, which represents perhaps the most internationalized electoral contest in Turkey's political history, has also turned into a litmus test for the democratic credentials of key European countries