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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin/Pool/File Photo
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SAUDI ARABIA AND RUSSIA REACH MAJOR DEAL TO CUT OIL PRODUCTION

Oil prices were at record lows for the past couple of months as the the production increased by Saudi Arabia and Russia. But on 9th of April those two states agreed on a major deal to cut oil production. Find below the news from axios.com regarding the sucject.   OPEC+, led by mega-producers Saudi Arabia

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TURKEY FRUSTRATED BY THE LOSS OF 33 SOLDIERS

The unrest in Syria finally affected Turkey in a shocking manner. It was reported that last night 33 soldiers were killed and several injured as a result of a fighter plane attack. The details are not clear yet but the attacks have been realized by Syrian military forces. Turkish forces are in Syria for the

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TRUMP’S MIDDLE EAST PLAN WITH A VIEW OF ZIONISM

TRUMP’S MIDDLE EAST PLAN WITH A VIEW OF ZIONISM by Seyfi Taşhan   In one of my contributions that appeared in the Herald Tribune I was answering a question about Turkey’s relations with Israel. My answer to the question was that Turkey has no problem with the Jews and owed empathy and support for their

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TRUMP’S PLAN FOR JERUSALEM: A TRAP OR A REAL SOLUTION?

At the last week of January 2020, US President Trump announced a plan for bringing permanent peace to the Israel-Palestenian conflict that continues for decades. That plan has been declared, as the deal of the century but many critics claim that it is a one sided plan mainly for the benefit of Israel and Palestinians have

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FOREIGN POLICY INTERN LETTERS

SANCTIONS ON IRAN THROUGH THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, REASONS AND EFFECTS Esma Doğan INTRODUCTION Despite Iran is a regional power which has affected international politics historically and has rich resources, young population, and extensive territory. Also, Iran had strong relations with great powers like the US until the Iranian revolution in 1979 and the relations have

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Notable Events of April 2019

Notable Events of April 2019 Local Elections of Turkey The local elections held on 31st of March led to several conclusions and procedures. AKP, the party in power did not significantly decreased its votes but it can be considered the loser of the elections as they lost two main cities namely İstanbul and Ankara to

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Note of the Month March 2019

Turkey’s Local Elections of March 2019   Following very intensive and sometimes dirty campaigns Turkey has finally voted for the local administrations. The results are good for both sides. The AKP who currently holds the majority in the parliament won the local elections by 44% of all the votes. AKP established an alliance with MHP,

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Note of the Month December 2018

Syrian Front and Turkey’s Relations with US                 Turkish army has made all preperations and is ready to face PYD/YPG in Syria to ensure its security along the Turkis frontier with Syria. US decision to evacuate Syria has been very useful as in case of an action Turkish troops will not face American soldiers. The