All posts tagged: Mevlut Cavusoglu

Istanbul Canal & the Montreux Convention: A Case for US Influence

In June of this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the first step towards his move to build the “Canal Istanbul” project, announcing that this was a “new page today in Turkey’s development history…We see this as a project to save the future of Istanbul.” (Source) His self-proclaimed “crazy” plan surfaced a decade ago, but it hasn’t been […]

Q&A: Political Repercussions in Afghanistan

Question: On 17 July 2021, a high profile round of negotiations was announced in Qatar between two high-level delegations, seven representatives from the Taliban and a seven-member [Afghan] government delegation, to discuss critical outstanding issues between them, after the US President announced on 8 July 2021 that the withdrawal of his forces from Afghanistan would […]

Allot of Talk and No Action!

The Extraordinary Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that ‘Israel’ was solely responsible for the atrocities in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza during an online open-door meeting. Cavusoglu, who stated that the restrictions to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the […]