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Ali Cinar

Ali Cinar

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Where Are The U.S.-Turkey Relations Heading?

The relations between Turkey and the U.S. have recently undergone a sudden and unexpected deterioration. With the election of Trump, there was an expectation on the Turkish side that there would be some amelioration in the relations, because during President Obama's last term, there were contradictions due to differences in opinion between Turkey and the U.S. on issues such as on FETO and YPG. However, as the problems emerge, such as Trump's policy of arming the YPG more and more, not taking any steps regarding the FETO issue, the relations are at an impasse. Moreover, the arrest of Turkish citizens who worked in some of the U.S. Official Agencies within that period, some unfair pressures on Turkish citizens in the United States, imprisonment of Pastor Brunson, with the US discomfort on S400 subject the Turkey's rapprochement with countries like Russia and Iran being in search of new alternatives, left even deeper traces in the relationship. Just before 2018, visa suspension led to a trust issue, as it was not even the case during the crisis with Russia.

The Kurdish Referendum Started to Destabilize The Region More

By Ali Cinar - There’s a reason why Turkey, the United States, the United Nations and many western countries were against the Kurdish referendum that has been proposed on Kurdish independence. The answer is because it was bad idea that would cause chaos rather than peace and bring regional instability to the region, at a time when the world at large and the countries in the region are facing problems and tough choices with the situations in Syria as well as Iraq.

Why Incirlik Base is Important for U.S.?

By Ali Cinar - There is still tension going on between U.S. and Turkey. Especially, extradition of Gulen and YPG-PYD issues are the most important items that need to be resolved. Secretary Mattis was recently in Turkey to meet high level officials in order to keep a healthy relationship.From a military standpoint, Incirlik Base is very important for U.S. and NATO. Unfortunately some Turkish Groups and media is doing a bad campaign to be Incirlik shut down.Doesnt have U.S. a back up plan? Of Course! But there is no point for Turkey to shut down the base.

New York City Has Certainly Changed Over The Years

By Ali Cinar - The full 2016 NYPD Crime statistics news conference was held on Wednesday at the Brooklyn Museum, where NYPD set up a display of photographs contrasting a 1980s and 1990s New York -- subway cars bearing graffiti and tent camps in Central Park with clean, colorful photos of today. NYPD,NYC Mayor Office and Community Partners in the Brooklyn Museum highlighted decades of hard work thats made New York City is so safe, NYC Mayor Blasio and NYPD Commissioner also gave many examples on how NYC become safe with the hard work of NYPD Officials and  Community's Partnership.

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