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Fethullah Gulen: Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

Fethullah Gulen: Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

The original article was published on Le Monde («L’échec de l’expérience démocratique turque n’est pas dû à l’adhésion aux valeurs islamiques mais à leur trahison») on February 25, 2019, by Fethullah Gülen.   Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslim democracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to […]

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

As the metaphor suggests, summitry sits at the pinnacle of international politics; indeed, the term was first introduced by none other than Winston Churchill. Defined most broadly as face-to-face meetings of heads of state, summits have on occasion proven to be defining historical moments: Neville Chamberlain at Munich, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in […]

Cambodia PM: The country is not dead if no EBA of EU

Cambodia PM: The country is not dead if no EBA of EU

The Cambodia Prime Minister has strongly affirmed that his nation would still survive although the European Union suspends their Every But Not Arms (EBA), the tax-free access trade agreement, to the EU markets from his nation. The tax and duty free exports from Cambodia to the EU market is worth some US$676 million annually and last […]

Xi’s visits to inject new impetus into China-Europe ties

Xi’s visits to inject new impetus into China-Europe ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Spain and Portugal, respectively scheduled for Nov. 27 to 29, and for Dec. 4 to 5. His state visit to Spain will be the first visit in 13 years for a Chinese head of state, and that to Portugal the first in 8 years. It is […]

Turkey’s Choice between Shanghai and EU

Turkey’s Choice between Shanghai and EU

Turkey, located between Europe and Asia, faces several conflicts due to recent political tension. Its geographical location provides significant opportunities as well as vital threats. The current Turkish government is trying to eliminate dangers and puts forth great efforts to create sustainable security in the region. But it seems that neither the European Union nor […]

Turkey may hold referendum to decide on fate of EU membership

Turkey may hold referendum to decide on fate of EU membership

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday slammed the European Union for failing to fulfill its end of the bargain regarding the EU-Turkey readmission deal, saying that Turkey may also hold a referendum to determine if they should continue with negotiations or not, while he harshly criticized the bloc for being untrustworthy, Daily Sabah reported. […]

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