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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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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

Turkey-US ties at risk of becoming deadlocked

The “D-day” is approaching between Turkey and the US for the deployment of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system and the retaliatory sanctions that the White House has threatened to impose on Turkey. 

July 07, 2019