“Here’s what I think”: The Cyprus Problem and “any day now”

Having this column scheduled to be every Monday was always going to create an enormous elephant in the room if one of Cyprus’ “anniversaries” ever happened on...

The significance of Turkey’s overseas military bases

Turkey has established several overseas military bases in both the Middle East and Africa in recent years. This enables Ankara to deploy sizeable air, ground and naval...

Partition starting to show

The most revealing broadcast last Monday on the Russian-made missile that fell in the Northern areas was a tell-all account by Despina Kouri during RIK’s primetime news...

Deryneia Beach aka Beach of Shame

By Mertkan Hamit Yesterday, I wrote a post in Turkish about Deryneia Beach aka Beach of Shame. As I received a couple of requests I decided to translate...

Ticking timebomb of Cypriot-Turkish feud poses a headache for Nato and Europe

The Cyprus conflict is often overlooked. Sure, there have been disputes, divisions, and dispossessions, but there hasn’t been war since 1974 and the last fatality was more...

S-400 set to undermine Erdoğan’s quest to become world leader

The United States and European Union see their security as under threat and are fed up with the double-dealing of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is...

Here’s what I think: Greece’s new government

Greece was at the polls yesterday, having had snap legislative elections called after a surprising result in the European Elections in May. A surge in support for...

Grudging praise in Turkish pro-govt media for new CHP mayor

The landslide victory of Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayoral candidate for Istanbul, has dominated foreign press coverage of Turkey in the two...

Erdoğan’s decision to sack central bank chief a huge blow to independence

In a move that, the critics argue, will have consequences, Turkish President Erdoğan removed Murat Çetinkaya from his post as Central Bank (MB) governor. Çetinkaya was replaced with...

Turkey reacting to Greek-Cypriot led containment policy in East Med

The policy of soft containment against Turkey by Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean may escalate into a dangerous spiral, permanently altering Turkey's relationship...
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