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Yasar Yakis

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

Twitter: @yakis_yasar

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Why Biden has chance to reopen door to Turkey

The Turkish media continues to keep the F-35 fighter jet deal on the agenda and insists that the country has not been treated fairly on this issue. Reports in the pro-government media mostly reflect on the negative developments about the program and the hurdles it encounters.

January 10, 2021

A bumpy path for Turkey and Russia

Turkey’s cooperation with Russia has followed a fluctuating course. Cooperation in the Caucasus is carried on more or less satisfactorily, at least for the moment. We do not yet know how it may evolve. There are risks, but also opportunities.

December 28, 2020

Greece, Turkey cannot rely on EU to resolve crisis

The respite in tensions between Greece and Turkey as a result of Ankara’s withdrawal of its seismic survey ship Oruc Reis from contested areas in the eastern Mediterranean for “maintenance purposes” has proved to be short-lived.

October 18, 2020

Reconversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque may be a vote-winner for Erdogan

A debate is again open in Turkey on the question of reconverting the Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque. 

July 06, 2020