In the previous days, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) built a consensus on constitutional amendments and prepared a draft solution for an issue which has occupied the political agenda in Turkey for years.
Perhaps the most important geopolitical puzzle since the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago has been whether the United States will reorient its grand strategy to contain and encircle another rising great power, which is most likely to be China.
This was evident in the most recent US Election, which was particularly important as an example of the relevance of the ‘silent majority’.
After the meeting, Trump and Kris Kobach were photographed, and in Kobach’s hands was a document spelling out what he would do to curb immigration and defend against the threat of terrorists coming to the country.
Turkey is facing another round of escalation of terrorism and hardening counter-terrorism policy in its struggle against the PKK.
What does your company do in Turkey and outside of Turkey? My company (Rzm) invests in healthcare, IT, education, and real estate, but education and healthcare are the major focus of our business.
On August 23, 2016, Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, with the aim of fighting the terror group Daesh and expelling them from the border areas west of the Euphrates.
Serhan Afacan interviewed Professor Şener Aktürk and talked about the present international developments with regard to the geopolitical crisis in the Caucasus, Ukraine, and the Middle East.
In order to assess the geopolitical dimensions of the failed coup in Turkey, first of all, one has to acknowledge that there is a near consensus in Turkey that the failed military coup was executed by the followers of Fetullah Gülen, who has been living in the United States since 1999.
The long and painful night connecting July 15 to July 16 witnessed a series of extraordinary events that rattled Turkey’s democracy through an unorthodox military coup perpetrated by military officers associated with a terrorist organization secretly formed by messianic and secretive cleric Fethullah Gülen.
On July 15, 2016, an organized junta embedded in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) attempted to stage a coup against the Turkish government using terrorist methods.
It was not only the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) that the FETO terrorists infiltrated long before the coup attempt; some police chiefs and intelligence agents were also FETO terrorists, working within the Police Department and intelligence agencies when the junta takeover was attempted.
Following the end of the cold war, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced that the Western victory over the Communist bloc marked the beginning of a new era that would be dominated by cultural and economic liberalism, democracy and peace.