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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A historical scandal that threatens Erdogan’s AKP

Erdogan Bayraktar, a former Turkish environment and urban planning minister, last week disclosed new details about an issue that had looked closed for years.

September 05, 2021

Turkey’s tough dilemma over Afghan refugees

The problem of Afghan refugees is likely to remain on Turkey’s agenda for some time to come. The country is already home to the world’s largest number of displaced people.

August 15, 2021

Turkey’s tricky balancing act in Afghanistan

Turkey last month volunteered to assume the management and security of Kabul airport in Afghanistan and negotiations are now underway with the Afghan government, the US and the Taliban to sort out the details. NATO has admitted that this mission suits Turkey better than its other members.

July 11, 2021

Turkey’s difficult choices after NATO, EU summits

Turkey is faced with some difficult choices after two important summits that took place last month.

July 04, 2021