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Erdoğan, Atatürk and Abdülhamid: Turkey’s Past, Present and Future

Dr Can Erimtan | Behold: the final steps in the transformation of Turkey into an Islamic nation state.

Turkey Drops Its Objection to Sweden and Finland’s NATO Membership

21WIRE | What did the western powers do to twist Turkey’s arm to reverse its position?

As Turkey Struggles, The Sultan is Up to His Old Tricks

Arnaud Devaley | An unstable Turkey is a dangerous Turkey. Ditto for its stumbling leader.

Erdogan Angers Biden Over NATO Drive to Absorb Sweden and Finland

Steven Sahiounie | It’s becoming clear that the West are hesitant to let go of their Kurdish ‘freedom fighters’.

Erdogan’s Dervish: Turkey Pivots Again, Ready to Face-off With Russia in Syria

Steven Sahiounie | What we all expected, but hoped wouldn’t happen: Turkey seems to be shifting position once again.

Pulling Out of the Istanbul Convention: Women’s Rights and Homosexuality in the New Turkey

Dr. Can Erimtan | This latest move looks to undermine the legacy of Atatürk and the promotion of women’s rights – as a prelude to a full-blown Islamic state.

New Turkey’s Agenda 2023: The End of the Republic and the Return of Sharia Law

Dr. Can Erimtan | As the country continues its radical transformation from secular state to a religious one, Erdogan uses symbolic, fundamental themes to sculpt the New Turkey identity.

Nagorno-Karabakh: The Aftermath of the Attack on Artsakh

Dr Can Erimtan | Turkey continues it’s NeoOttoman revival, subsuming its new satellite client Azerbaijan into it’s territorial orbit.

Fighting Over a Soviet Legacy: Nagorno-Karabakh

Dr Can Erimtan | The ‘frozen’ conflict which finally thawed, and with a bitter ending for the Armenians. Once again, money talks.

A Good Friday in the New Turkey: ‘It’s a Gas-Gas-Gas’

Dr Can Erimtan | Is Turkey really going to action its domestic energy ambitions, or is it just another election ruse?

The Re-Conversion of the Ayasofya: Starting the Countdown to 2023

Dr. Can Erimtan | Make no mistake: this is one of Erdogan’s final set-pieces in transitioning away from its former secular republic, and into a new, more Islamist State.

Syria and Russia to Build ‘New Hagia Sophia’ in Hama Province

21WIRE + MEM | New project show the importance of ‘peaceful dialogue’ between the major faiths.

EU Sends Reinforcements to Greece to Help Secure Border With Turkey

AP | Greece is struggling to stop a massive wave of migrants pushing in from the east.

Idlib’s Bloody Thursday: Where Fake News and Martyrdom Collide

Dr Can Erimtan | Erdogan is playing an increasingly dangerous game in Syria, and risks a busted flush.

Erdogan’s ‘Turkish Twist’ Risks Wider War in Syria and Middle East

21WIRE.TV | It seems Turkey and Syria are moving closer to all-out war, but is it too late for this crisis be walked-back?

Is Erdogan Recycling Terrorists from Idlib, to a New Civil War in Libya?

21WIRE + Mideast Discourse | Bad news for Libya, as Turkey offers yet another lifeline to its al-Qaeda fighters.

This is Genocide: The U.S. Senate’s Armenian Gambit vis-à-vis Turkey

Dr Can Erimtan | US-Turkey relations may be devolving into tit-for-tat recriminations – against a backdrop of an ever widening trans-Atlantic rift.

Erdogan Threatens to Close US Incirlik Air Base if US Continue to Sanction Turkey

21WIRE | The loss of these Cold War era facilities would be a major blow to US, and likely lead to Turkey crashing out of NATO.

Turkey’s 6th Religious Council: The Dawn of a Sharia-compliant New Turkey

Dr Can Erimtan | With the approaching centennial of the Republic’s foundation, Turkey’s AKP-led government is closer than ever to realising its vision of a new Islamic state in Turkey.

Turks, Kurds, Armenians & Americans: Genocide Denial as the Turkish Republic’s Raison d’être

Dr. Can Erimtan | Denial of an Armenian genocide has become a crucial political calculation in Erdogan’s New Turkey.