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  • March 01, 2012|Damla ArasMiddle East Quarterly

    Turkish-Syrian Relations Go Downhill

    As Syria sinks deeper and deeper into the throes of civil war, the decade-long honeymoon between Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) and Bashar al-Assad's regime has all but ended. Fearing the possible...

  • September 01, 2011|Damla ArasMiddle East Quarterly

    Sudan's Ticking Time Bombs

    The referendum held on January 9, 2011, was a milestone for Sudan. With an overwhelming majority of 98.3 percent, southerners decided to secede from the north and to create Africa's youngest state—the Republic of South Sudan. While this momentous

  • January 01, 2011|Damla ArasMiddle East Quarterly

    Turkey's Ambassadors vs. Erdoğan

    In June 2010, the deepening rift between Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) unexpectedly came to the public eye when seventy-two retired ambassadors and consul-generals issued a written...