“We live in a beautiful world.” Most of us must be familiar with this phrase. Maybe we heard it from a song, or maybe it was a quote from one of the books we read before. Yes, it’s true, we really are living in a beautiful world. But how long? How long our planet will […]
The Ottoman Empire whose power already declined with the First World War, officially ended in 1922 when the title of the Ottoman Sultan was eliminated. After this, in 1923, Turkey was declared as Republic. With the declaration of the Republic, discussions about whether Turkey is a continuation of the Ottoman Empire or not start to take place.
Turkey has had a stable foreign policy for almost 50 years. It has been one of the most important members of NATO and had close relations with the USA. Even though the governments had different ideological positions, this West-oriented policy was not intended to change by them until the Justice and Development Party. Interestingly, Turkey’s relations with the EU peaked up during the early period of the Justice and Development Party when Turkey was aiming to be a member of the Union, and it was the time that Turkey made very good progress on democratization thanks to the application of the articles of Kopenhagen Agreement.
Turkey is a great consumer of energy as same as the rest of the world with its population greater than 80 million people. Turkey is still a party for multilateral environmental agreements such as CLRTAP, ICCAT, Kyoto Protocol, Madrid Protocol so on and so forth. Last developments upon Turkey’s shut down 6 thermal power plants did not take too many attractions both in domestic and international agencies owing to the hot agendas of Turkey and the Middle East region.
In Australia wildfires, at least 17.9 million acres of Australia have burned, the fires have killed at least 27 people and destroyed almost 2,000 homes. An estimated 1 billion animals -some of them found nowhere else on Earth- have been lost. There is great concern about the rare animals that could cease to exist from a continent with the world’s highest rate of mammal extinction. Why these fires started and why Australia couldn’t stop it?
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 […]
The Marshall Islands is an island country which consists of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands in Oceania. It is located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia in the North Pacific Ocean. The climate of the country can be described as a typical tropical climate with two different seasons. The dry season is between December and April; the rainy season lasts from April to December. Temperatures range between 26-32°C in the country.
Brexit is a short word for “British exit” and simply refers to United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. The United Kingdom joined the European Union (as it then was EEC-European Economic Community) in 1973 after having many doubts during the membership process. Actually, the United Kingdom was never truly a part of the European Union.
Turkey’s trouble nowadays is to choose the best option without hurting no one, in order to take under guarantee its nation and soils against to threats which may be run into in the future by allies or non-allies countries.