Can F-16 sales overcome Türkiye-US disputes?

Following Türkiye’s ratification of Sweden’s NATO membership in the Turkish Parliament, the U.S. State Department notified Congress of a $23 billion (TL 698.52 billion) sale of fighter jets to Türkiye and an $8.6 billion sale of advanced F-35 fighter jets to Greece, another ally in the NATO. The sale to Türkiye includes 40 Lockheed Martin F-16s and equipment to modernize the existing fleet of 79 F-16s. Greece will receive 40 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters and related equipment.

Can F-16 sales overcome Türkiye-US disputes
The 2018 midterm elections and their implications for Trump's presidency

The 2018 midterm elections and their implications for Trump's presidency

After the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats' focus will be more on domestic affairs, while Trump intends to pursue a more active foreign policy and use it as a political opportunity


The Trump administration's complete disregard for international institutions and norms, commitment to unilateralism, ability to weaponize economic sanctions, populism, selfish nationalism, willingness to transform immigration into a national security threat, and isolationism have been slowly changing Western democracies.

The U.S.' global influence and power is rapidly diminishing as a lack of political strategy in U.S. foreign policy is leaving the country more isolated than ever among its allies

The polarized atmosphere in the U.S. keeps increasing as midterm elections approach, offering an alarming picture of the deep divisions in American society

More than two weeks have passed since news broke of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Can Pompeo save the Saudi crown prince?

The Khashoggi affair is a stark reminder for the White House of how important a partnership with Ankara is in order to be engaged with developments in the Middle East

Can Pompeo save the Saudi crown prince
Against the backdrop of the Khashoggi affair Putin must be

Against the backdrop of the Khashoggi affair, Putin must be smiling

If Washington cannot refresh its Middle East policy, particularly on Syria, Putin may use it as an opportunity to gain more influence in the region


Turkey is still the most significant regional actor enabling the U.S. to secure its credibility and reputation across the whole Middle East

Riyadh has a long history of abductions and enforced disappearances when it comes to dissidents.

With the U.S. midterm elections around the corner, public debate on President Donald Trump's political future is heating up.

The strained atmosphere between Turkey and the U.S. is not likely to change until Trump stops being a bully

Whether Trump gets impeached or not, the international community will have to deal with the negative side effects of the impeachment process

The Trump administration's controversial and reckless moves against Ankara are about to spell the end of the traditional Turkey-U.S. partnership

The Trump administration's policy of economic selfishness doesn't just make the U.S. look like a vulgar and isolated superpower, but at the same time encourages the world's leading economies to work more closely together

Turkey has been under an economic attack since last week when the United Stated imposed sanctions on two Turkish ministers following the arrest of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson.

Turkey's response to the U.S. sanctions against two of its Cabinet ministers has been decisive, yet reasonable. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Singapore last week to convey the message that Washington's threats were unacceptable.

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

The dispute over the charges against Pastor Brunson is just the top of the iceberg in the deepening crisis between Ankara and Washington

Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan traveled to South Africa to attend the 2018 BRICS summit along with a group of journalists, including myself.

Nowadays it is hard to find a film analogy to describe U.S.-Russia relations. The rivalry of old days and the reset of the recent past are all over.