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DEMOCRACY MARCH: FROM 3 JULY 2011 TO 15 JULY 2016 (6.08.2016)

Democracy March: From 3 July 2011 to 15 July 2016

- There will be a Big Democracy March on 7 August 2016 in Turkey. What is happening in Turkey? Do you think that there will be good things in Turkey?Turkey has experienced many coup since its founding and Turkish citizens were adversely affected by the coup and coup attempts. Along with the coup attempt which was occurred 15 July, people who defended the democracy reacted this coup attempt and Turkish citizens have disposed of the coup attempt. Also when we looked at the coup attempt, there was no too much support by Army. Fetullah Terror Organisation (FETÖ) leader is Fethullah Gülen and he did not achieve what he wants. There have been many developments in Turkey in the last years a...


INTERVIEW WITH YUSUF ÇıNAR ABOUT TURKEY AND EU: VISA AGREEMENT AND REFUGEE PROBLEM(14.05.2016)

Interview with Yusuf Çınar About Turkey and EU: Visa Agreement and Refugee Problem

1.How do you think, can Turkey and EU make a final deal about visa liberalization and what is needed for the agreement?The European Commission proposed  to the European Parliament and Council of the European Union to lift the visa requirements for the citizens of Turkey, However Visa Liberalisation Roadmap is including some false steps. The agreement has not talked under the natural circumstances. Because, more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015. Migrants made the journey overland through Turkey,Greece,Western Balkans. The Refugee agreement to design Turkey’s Position as a barrier against Refugees. On the other hand visa liberalization w...


THREATS OF USING NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAN CREATE PROBLEMS FOR ARMENIA ITSELF(3.05.2016)

Threats of using nuclear weapons can create problems for Armenia itself

Armenia's threats of using nuclear weapons can create legal and political problems only for the country itself, said Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, vice chairman of the Turkish analytical center Strategic Outlook."This threat is excessive," Oztarsu, who is also an expert on the South Caucasus, told Trend April 29. "If Armenia has nuclear weapons, the international organizations must deal with this issue to clarify the period of obtaining nuclear weapons, the way of weapon production and who helped the country."The expert added that if Armenia means the outdated Metsamor nuclear power plant, so much the worse for the country itself.Oztarsu stressed that it seems tha...


STRATEGIC TALKS BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND IRAN(10.03.2016)

Strategic Talks Between Azerbaijan and Iran

During the recent visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Iran, was signed an agreement between Azerbaijan and Iran on joint use of water resources of Aras and continuation of the construction and operation of hydroelectric power stations and waterworks «Khudaferin» and «Giz Galasi».Commenting on the agreement, the Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev noted that, «this agreement will provide access to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and will enable to carry out economic activity on them”.We asked Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, the vice-president of the Turkish Strategic Outlook analytical center, to comment on this agreement.-What do you think, how...


COMPLICATED FOREIGN POLICY OF TURKEY(2.03.2016)

Complicated Foreign Policy of Turkey

Turkey's foreign policy seems to be an entangled net of foreign relations. A NATO member and U.S. ally in the region, Ankara has grown distant toward Washington D.C. due to the American support for the Kurdish militias involved in the Syrian conflict. Once a major Russian tourist attraction, Turkey now faces an economic boycott after downing a Russian jet last year. The eternal EU candidate, Ankara was accused to be playing the refugees card in order to negotiate better deals with the EU (including the visa waivers and an assistance package). We have asked Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, a Turkish political analyst, some questions about Turkey's complicated foreign policy.I...


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