Last year, NATO conducted a military drill in which Erdoğan was depicted as “the enemy”, leading a country intended to resemble Turkey in all but name. In response, Turkey decided to withdraw its troops from the joint NATO drill. Reports say that the incident took place a week before the drill’s end. It started on […]
Is the war in Yemen an “inter-Muslim conflict”? See below:
The YPG lost Afrin, probably for good. Their defences collapsed as Turkish troops advanced, killing over 3000 YPG and regime militiamen – militiamen sent in an attempt to discourage the Turkish army. In Manbij, this had worked; regime troops and US forces ostentatiously flew their flags to discourage Turkey from pushing forward. It didn’t work […]
Trump recently dismissed Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser. Cohn had long disagreed with Trump, from issues such as his muted response to the “Unite the Right” violence waged in his name to steel tariffs. Shortly after Cohn was fired, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was gone too. Tillerson had done himself few favours either. […]
Note: Pasha is a high-ranking Ottoman military title. Last names in the western manner were not practised. Ismail Enver Pasha’s violent (and some would say heroic) demise would go down in legend in the Muslim regions of the Caucasus. Born on November 23rd 1881 to Ahmed-Bey, a minor official, Enver dreamed of glory and went […]
The Cyprus issue is bound to be one that will turn heads in either anger or support. For some background, in 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus after attempts by the (Greek) Cypriot government to unify with Greece, and in the process form a government that wholly excluded the (largely nominally, since the 1920s) Muslim Turkish Cypriots. […]
In which I discuss the President of Turkey from both an Islamic and strategic perspective.