MIDDLE EAST

The Future of Turkish-Russian Cooperation in Syria

During his official visit to Moscow, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, although it has been discussed variety of subjects as the bilateral relationship gets deepened, the foremost issue came forward was US-Turkey S-400 crisis. The recent...

Israel’s Role in the US Middle East Policy          

The US President Donald Trump has made another scandalous foreign policy decision after announcing that “It’s time for US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”. Considering his decision-making style that is not only incompatible with the usual diplomacy framework, but also provocative...

Reflections of USA’s Withdrawal from Syria on Israel

Following the declaration of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, that the US troops would be pulled from Syria, it seems that balance of power may shift in Syria. Although conflicts continuing in Syria for the last 7 years were initially named...

Turkey and Religious Identities in the Middle East

Davison who studies about the history of the term the Middle East describes it as “A geopolitical unit that develops around the Islam”. Indeed, at the same time, Middle East finds a niche in minds as “The history of the heritage that remained from...

Hospitality in Turkey’s Public Diplomacy

Turkey began to employ public diplomacy as the government policy too late compared to Western countries, from 2010’s and onwards. By establishing Prime Ministry Public Diplomacy Office in January 2010 under the coordination of now presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın, Turkey started to generate and...

The Future of Relations between Ankara and Tehran after the Tehran Summit

Since December 28 Iran has faced plenty of operations. Unexpected attacks on strategic Iranian positions by ISIS, the Qatar-Saudi Arabia crisis, a referendum on September 25th, and, finally, elections in Iraq can be considered as part of this process. Indeed, these events have concerned Iran...

Tehran Summit in The Context of Public Diplomacy: How To Understand The Whole Picture?

During the Tehran summit, Turkey came to the forefront, expressing its position regarding attempts related to preventing a humanitarian catastrophe and influx of Syrian refugees, which could be possible as a result of the operation in Idlib.” Tehran summit has gone down in history as...

Is Iran’s Near Abroad Policy in Ruins?

To provide a sturdy answer to the question, it is necessary to first closely analyse the recent policies of Iran and the United States (US). In this context four topics namely; “Affecting-gaining public support”, “giving weight to diplomacy and seeking new balances-alliances as well...

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