The Afrin Factor in Turkey-UAE Relations

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by Giorgio Cafiero When they view Aden, Aleppo, Basra, Gaza, Ghouta, Mosul, and blockaded Qatar, Turks see grave injustices suffered by people in Arab lands once ruled by the Ottoman Empire. Such a perspective informs a popular Turkish narrative that… Continue Reading  

Foreign Policy after the Failed Coup: The Rise of Turkish Gaullism

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by Omer Taspinar Western media has an understandable tendency to see Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an incurable Islamist who is determined to overhaul the secularist legacy of Ataturk. Many Western policymakers, analysts, and scholars equate the notion of… Continue Reading  

Has Erdogan Shattered The Myth of Turkish Exceptionalism?

Ba?bakan Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, AK Parti Geni?letilmi? ?l Ba?kanlar? Toplant?s?'na kat?ld?. Ba?bakan Erdo?an, partilileri ''Rabia'' i?areti yaparak selamlad?. (Evrim Ayd?n - Anadolu Ajans?)

by Shireen Hunter Only a few short years ago, Turkey was still touted as an exception in the Muslim World. Turkey was the country that had successfully managed to blend and synthesize Islam, democracy, modernity, and Turkey’s own traditions. The… Continue Reading