On 3 January, Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport. Who was the Qasem Soleimani and what was his importance to Iran? Through the perspective of Iran, he was the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, an elite unit that handles Iran’s overseas operations, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations.
The Bosphorus is one of the busiest maritime passages in the world. With nearly 53,000 vessels passing through in 2017 compared to around 12,000 ships that transited the Panama Canal, and 17,000 for the Suez Canal. Parallel to the Bosphorus strait, the Turkish government is planning to build ‘Canal Istanbul’. Canal Istanbul will connect the Black […]