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Yasar Yakis

Yasar Yakis is a former foreign minister of Turkey and founding member of the ruling AK Party.

22 April 2019 12:57 PM

How the Khartoum coup will affect Turkey-Sudan relations

This month’s military coup in Sudan removed from power one of the longest-ruling presidents in the world. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, who was vice president and defense minister, removed his boss Omar Al-Bashir from office.

08 April 2019 11:07 AM

Erdogan will be haunted by local election defeats

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered an important setback in last week’s elections.

25 March 2019 01:40 PM

Is the white supremacist movement expanding?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch as the tip of an iceberg. We will learn more about the perpetrator’s motives when he appears in court— if he talks.

18 February 2019 01:00 PM

Sochi summit keeps Syrian peace process alive

Russian president Vladimir Putin last week hosted another summit on Syria in Sochi with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani.

28 January 2019 10:34 AM

Putin’s intervention could inspire Turkey-Syria rapprochement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Moscow last week for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

07 January 2019 12:00 PM

Turkey could embrace new solution to Manbij crisis

The Manbij conflict between Turkey and the US is about to enter a new phase. It is almost the textbook example of a disagreement that shows how two NATO allies may have conflicting views on almost every aspect of a dispute.

31 December 2018 09:28 AM

Turkey may seek to avoid new military operation in Syria

Filling the vacuum created by the US withdrawal from Syria — if it ever happens — has emerged as a new problem. A delegation from Turkey on Saturday went to Moscow to discuss this particular issue and many others pertaining to the Syrian crisis.

17 December 2018 09:26 AM

Erdogan’s risky game in northern Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that Turkey will carry out a military operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria “in a couple of days.”