BY DR. SIBEL ZENGIN The possibility of a new Russian offensive on Ukraine’s borders has been a matter of heightened tension among former Cold War rivals and has inflamed NATO -Russia geopolitical rivalry for the last two months. But in fact, the conflict has been far from over since the annexation of Crimea in 2014....
A possible reverse capital control ahead
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Central Banks keeps interest rate steady at 8.5%
The message from Russia: ‘I am in the Middle East too’
What matters on Thursday, March 23
The post-earthquake needs analysis
What matters on Wednesday, March 22
World automotive sector influenced by semiconductors (chip sector) demand
The highest monthly CAD in the history of the republic
What matters on Tuesday, March 21
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Dollar lost its savings instrument edge
Quake-hit cities to get investment support
15% of earthquake victim voters migrated
What matters on Tuesday, March 14
A law specific to Istanbul is a must: Mayor of Istanbul
Share of compensation of employees in the GVA hits a 25-year low
The West in a quandary amid conflict on Ukraine: OPINION
A crisis-hit multipolar world
The world has experienced severe security concerns in the post-9/11 era. States have become unprecedentedly prone to imminent existential challenges. The proliferation of global crises, including terrorism, migration, the worldwide financial crisis, climate change, cyber conflicts and the rapidly expanding role of non-state actors, has accelerated the global transition to a multipolar world. The outbreak...
Afghan knot in Central Asia
The end of America’s geopolitical dominance in Afghanistan brings to mind the metaphor of Stephan Jay Gould’s “time’s arrow, time’s cycle” (metaphor1987). Bearing in mind that the there is still disagreement over whether Considering the dichotomy whether the international political history resembles a cycle or an arrow, one may assume that Afghanistan does appear to...
The broken silence between Turkey and France
Turkey and France have had a somewhat adversarial relationship in recent history, and even more so in recent years. In general, they have enjoyed relatively good relations on the economic and trade fronts, even though France has always been opposed to Turkey’s accession to the EU. And yet, the negotiations for full membership came to...
Turkey–U.S. 2021: A no-win relationship
Turkey-U.S. relations have gradually progressed to low point after cycling through different stages within the last decade. Despite a “positive and productive” NATO gathering in Brussels on June 14, no dramatic change with the Biden administration is foreseen for the time being due to deepening fragility and lack of mutual trust caused by divergent political...
The Cyprus dilemma: New geopolitical realities
For more than fifty years, the world has witnessed a long-running political deadlock over Cyprus. To date, a large part of the international community – specifically Turkish Cypriots, Greek Cypriots, Turkey, Greece, the UK, the UN, the EU and the U.S. – has been engaged in the process of settlement talks over the de facto...
U.S. puzzling bid on Iran Nuclear Deal
It has been 20 years since Iran’s interest in nuclear technology began to surface as a topic of international concern. Allegations that its uranium enrichment program was aimed at developing nuclear weapons and its failure to fully cooperate with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors deepened ongoing tensions between Tehran and Washington. Following Joe Biden’s...