NEW TURKEY AND ITS NEW ALLIES

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’S SEALED THERMAL POWER PLANTS

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.

DEADLOCK OF AUSTRALIA

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?

WHO WAS THE SOLEIMANI?

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.

COUNTRY PROFILE: Marshall Islands

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: UK’s LONG STORY

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.

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