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Islamic Supremacy Alive and Well in Ankara

Supersessionism refers to the belief that Christians have superseded Jews in a new covenant with God. Islam, too, sees itself as superseding all previous divine revelation but, unlike Christianity, Islam freely erases history itself… Continue reading

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Turkey’s Leadership Ambitions in NATO Weakened by Petty Politics

NATO’s May 20-21 heads-of-state summit in Chicago reminded everyone how Turkey is making important contributions to NATO in many key areas… Continue reading

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Kastelorizo – Mediterranean Flashpoint?

That Athens controls this wisp of land implies it could claim an exclusive economic zone in the Mediterranean Sea that reduces the Turkish EEZ to a fraction of what it would be were the island under Ankara’s control… Continue reading

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Turkey and Cyprus’ Gas: More Troubles Ahead in 2012

New tension is brewing between Turkey and Cyprus after Cyprus’ and Israel’s enormous gas finds in the Eastern Mediterranean… Continue reading

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Turkish-US Relations in 2011 and Beyond: There May be Trouble Ahead

The year 2011 saw a “regression toward the mean” in Turkey’s relation with the United States… Continue reading

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Cyprus on the World Stage

Cyprus, an island near Turkey and Syria of roughly 1.3 million inhabitants, finds itself on the cusp of momentous change… Continue reading

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President Christofias Addresses the General Debate of the 66th Session of the General Assembly

Cyprus still suffers from the occupation of a large part of its territory by the military forces of Turkey… Continue reading

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Warmongering Turkey trying to intimidate Cyprus as well

Tensions are not only mounting between Israel and Turkey since the release of the UN Palmer report… Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Sea and Its Relationship to Cyprus: A Study of a Mediterranean Island to the Ottoman Empire

The Mediterranean islands, particularly Cyprus, proved invaluable to the expansion for the Ottoman Empire… Continue reading

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Israeli Natural Gas: A Game Changer

Energy has always been at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict, creating alliances and influencing the policies of allies and adversaries alike… Continue reading

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Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu: “We Need to Hinder the Despotic Ambitions of AKP”

In this exclusive interview for Turkish Policy Quarterly, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu outlines his views and his Party’s position on the pressing foreign policy choices Turkey faces… Continue reading

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Would Appointing a Turkish Diplomat to Head the OSCE Secretariat Help Anchor Turkey in the West?

Several developments are making Turkey’s role in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) increasingly prominent. The Turkish government… Continue reading

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Turkey’s Government: Cheer Egypt’s Demonstrations, Suppress Those at Home

Labor unions marched to protest the reduction of workers’ rights in Ankara. The government declared the demonstration illegal, gassed demonstrators, and police attacked… Continue reading

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Turkey and the EU: The Disappearing Vision

On December 31, 2010, Belgium’s six month presidency of the EU closed without any chapters in Turkey’s membership negotiations being opened. It was the first time an EU presidency… Continue reading

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PA Continues Its Diplomatic Attack for International Recognition of a Palestinian State

The Palestinian Authority continues its diplomatic attack to achieve international recognition for a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders… Continue reading

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Cyprus to Block Lebanese Ship for Gaza

A ship full of female activists intent on breaking Israel’s maritime blockade of Gaza is scheduled to set sail Sunday from Lebanon, but appears to have little support from government leadership… Continue reading

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Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza

Ankara’s recent condemnation of Jerusalem is hypocritical. Turkish policy toward Israel, historically warm and only a decade ago approaching full alliance, has cooled since Islamists… Continue reading