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WITH RUSSIA STRENGTHENING ITS ALLIANCE WITH ARMENIA(25.05.2017)

With Russia strengthening its alliance with Armenia

While the group of congressmen who form the Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus continue their unflinching, if not brazen, financial and military support to this South Caucasus nation, it serves as a military outpost for saber-rattling Russia — Armenia even brands itself as one of Russia's important military outposts.In an interview with Izvestia, a Russian daily, Sargsyan declared that Armenia is consistently building up its defense capability in the framework of military-technical cooperation with Russia. Also, he stressed the role of the 102nd Russian military base located in Armenian territory. And in November 2016, Armenia joined the anti-aircraft defens...


OBAMA: PROMISES, BROKEN PROMISES AND COMPROMISES IN US FOREIGN POLICY(5.01.2017)

Obama: Promises, Broken Promises and Compromises in US Foreign Policy

United States of America has a new president elect Donald Trump and Barrack H. Obama has a few days to leave the Office. Obama is a high profile democratic president with a Harvard degree and intellectual background in comparison to Trump. When it comes to keeping up with the promises, no intellectual background is a warrant. So happened with Obama in his two terms.One of the promises Obama kept is ending the war in Iraq which his predecessor had started. It was a war going nowhere, economically and politically putting the US into trouble. However US army is not totally out of the region yet. With its highest number of 180.000  in 2008, it has still got 5.300  soldiers ...


SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-2015): LOCAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN FIGHTING PARTIES AND REFLECTIONS OF NATIONAL PEACE(5.10.2016)

Syrian Civil War (2011-2015): Local Agreements Between Fighting Parties and Reflections of National Peace

According to various sources, Syria has become a deadlock country of pain and tears, where at least 500.000 people have lost their lives, tens of thousands of people have been injured, and 6.5 billion of its people have become refugees with reference to the UN data. In 2011, when Arab Spring spread in waves from North Africa to the Middle East, Syria experienced counter-demonstrations and movements, especially against the state of emergency that the government declared in Daara between the 18th and 25th of March, which was met with the violent response of regime soldiers. Mass arrests, torturing, serious human rights violations and death have pulled th...


HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY IN SYRIA(18.08.2016)

Humanitarian Diplomacy in Syria

Omar Abdul Aziz Hospital in Aleppo was the latest one to be greeted by a Syrian bomb in July of this year, courtesy of the Syrian air force and its Russian training and supplies. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said those killed “included six children and eight women” in two government-controlled neighborhoods. He said dozens of people were also wounded.Just last April in nearby Zabbadani, the last remaining doctor, Mohammed Khous, was killed by a sniper as he left the hospital following an operation.Doctors and medical supplies are hardly available to assist those injured in the midst of a ruthless Syrian tragedy that has taken ove...


VEFA FEREÇ’S INTERVIEW WITH YUSUF ÇıNAR ON TURKEY’S LETTER OF APOLOGY TO RUSSIA(23.07.2016)

Vefa Fereç’s Interview with Yusuf Çınar on Turkey’s Letter of Apology to Russia

1.Do you think that Erdoğan’s apology is expressed as shown above, or is that a step taken to face the public’s reaction?With this letter, Turkey has taken an important step to end the tension, and expressed the sadness which resulted from the shooting of the plane. In my opinion, it is normal that Russia has made a statement that Turkey has apologized in order to relieve the public opinion. On the other hand, Turkey tells its people that it has not apologized, but expressed sadness. Both Russia and Turkey are big states; in this process, they can tell “white lies” in order not to disregard the sensitivities of their domestic public sphere and to convince them. Th...


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