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Saturday, January 23, 2021

ANALYSIS – Operation IRINI: How arms embargo on Libya has become a ‘joke’

- The writer is a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law candidate at Trinity College Dublin. He is a 2019-2020 European Union (EU) Jean Monnet scholar....

ANALYSIS – Fire in waters: Great Game in Mediterranean to contain Turkey

ANKARA The South China Sea and the Mediterranean maybe thousands of miles apart, but their waters are literally on fire, as world powers are jostling, playing a new “Great Game”,...

ANALYSIS – Turkey for talks in East Mediterranean despite provocations

* The writer is the senior correspondent of Anadolu Agency based in Athens ATHENS, Greece  Turkey continues to insist on dialogue to resolve the Eastern Mediterranean issue, despite all the instigations...

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden and American imperialism

*Ali Gunes is professor of English Literature at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. He can be reached at ali.gunes@izu.edu.tr. ANKARA  While reading the book, Why Do People Hate America? (2003) by Ziauddin...

ANALYSIS – Unilateralist agreements endanger peace and stability in Eastern Mediterranean

ISTANBUL Last Thursday, Greece and Egypt signed an unfeasible maritime deal, creating more frictions and deepening internationalized conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean. This agreement is full of ramifications endangering regional peace...

ANALYSIS – Could Yemen drift back towards secession?

The writer is a researcher and journalist focusing on conflict and geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily related to the Gulf region. ISTANBUL Yemen’s fragile Riyadh Agreement effectively...

Turkey’s defense outlook for 2020s very promising

Dr. Can Kasapoglu The writer is the director of the Security and Defense Research Program at the Istanbul-based think-tank EDAM. ISTANBUL There was never a dull moment for Ankara in its military...

Turkey’s Strategy of Multiple Priority in its war on terror

Nur Gunay has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Dokuz Eylul University. Umit Tetik is PhD student in International Security at the Turkish National Police Academy. He is...

Eastern Mediterranean policy of UAE-Saudi axis creates tensions

ISTANBUL Deployment of Saudi military elements to the largest oil field in Syria, al-Omar, with an excuse of protecting the Saudi oil experts in the field last week, and news...

Turkey-Israel relations following Libya deal

ISTANBUL Turkey was at the center of some head-spinning developments in the Eastern Mediterranean in the last few days.  In fact, the world and especially the riparian states are closely following...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...