Further instability in Syria plays into the hand of extremists and a regrouping of ISIS

US President Donald Trump basically gives green light for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria, but je is also sending mixing signals towards Ankara. How do you see a  problem of ISIS fighters captured in the region in this context.? President Trump’s criticism towards Europe not dealing with own citizens who are terrorists is perhaps justifiable. But it is probably hard to imagine that it will be a smooth process if Turkey takes over captured ISIS members as was indicated.
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Kurds in Syria: Trump’s decision will likely inflame more conflict

As the US President Donald Trump makes way for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria how do you read this move and in your opinion could it mean something for the future of Syria? Read few comments.
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Does election result in Istanbul breathe new life into Turkish democracy?

What does a (2nd) victory of Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul elections mean for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish politics? Read few comments.

New Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu. Credit: http://www.ekremimamoglu.com

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Local elections in Turkey: A setback for Erdogan?

How much is what happened in the local elections in Turkey a setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and what kind of reaction do you expect from him?  Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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Jamal Khashoggi: How will/can the US, Europe react and what to ask from Saudi Arabia?

President Donald Trump has promised Saudi Arabia a severe punishment (but not cancelling of weapons contracts) if Riyadh murdered Jamal Khashoggi. Should the US, Europe push Saudi Arabia to reveal the fate of Mr. Khashoggi and how they should react if regime killed or kidnapped Mr. Khashoggi? Read few comments.

Jamal Khashoggi speaking at Middle East Monitor’s ‘Oslo at 25’ conference held in London on September 29, 2018. Credit: Jehan Alfarra/https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/

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Turkey elections: How Erdogan won and what’s next for Turkey

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Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with supporters. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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What to expect from Turkey’s elections

What would be your prediction for upcoming elections in Turkey? Is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan going to win everything, and what this would mean for Turkey? Or do you also see the scenario under which he could be politically weakened? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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How strong/weak is President Erdogan?

It seems that one year after the failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s positions is very strong and he dominates the political scene. Does he have any real political weakness or what it could be? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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Does Erdogan care about the divisions in Turkey’s society?

It seems that Turkey is very divided after the referendum. Do you think that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will do something to heal this rift, and does he care? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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Turkey referendum: What’s next for Turkey-NATO, Turkey-EU relations?

What kind of impact from the referendum do you expect on the NATO-Turkey, EU-Turkey relations? Read few comments.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO. Credit: http://www.tccb.gov.tr/

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