The Last Best Hope for Syria – a No-Fly Zone Reply

In Syria — with nearly 40,000 casualties since the start of the conflict — the Middle East’s most pressing humanitarian crisis has yet to be addressed. More…

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A Late Call For ‘Justice’ Reply

Turkey wants to join the rising powers in re-organizing the international system.

In the past ten years Turkish officials have adopted a rhetoric that calls for an equal and just world order. In the recent meeting of Istanbul World Forum (IWF), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that; “Nobody can claim that the U.N. Security Council is built upon a fair structure… More…

Turkey’s Long Path to Democracy Reply

Despite 56 years of multiparty politics, it appears that democracy remains misunderstood in Turkey. From the very beginning, Turkish parliamentary democracy has had to grapple with the transcendental state tradition which, unfortunately, has made parliamentary democracy a framework without its essence — namely its fundamental principle of inclusive debate… More…