Fehim Tastekin


A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, July 9, 2017.  (photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Turkey eager for role in rebuilding war-torn Mosul

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Turkish companies have a lot of experience to offer in reconstructing Mosul, but their government's political indiscretions pose serious obstacles.

Turkey waiting … and waiting … to intervene in Afrin

Friday, Jul. 14, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Ankara's pro-government media are blaming the United States and Russia for delaying Turkey’s move on Kurdish forces in Afrin, which was to begin July 5.

Turkey's real target on way to Idlib: Kurds

Sunday, Jul. 2, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Turkey wants to be part of the de-escalation process in Syria, especially if that means it can multitask and wipe out the Kurdish corridor at the same time.

Kurds reaching critical juncture in US partnership

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

The United States and Kurds currently share a partnership of convenience in Syria, but Kurds are looking ahead warily to the role they might be asked to play as US policy evolves.

After rushing to Qatar's aid, Turkey may have to rethink its Mideast ties

Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Ankara, fearing it could be next on the Arab hit list, hastily approves sending troops to Qatar despite Turkey's poor history when intervening in Arab affairs.

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Fehim Tastekin is a Turkish journalist and a columnist for Turkey Pulse who previously wrote for Radikal and Hurriyet. He has also been the host of the weekly program "SINIRSIZ," on IMC TV. As an analyst, Tastekin specializes in Turkish foreign policy and Caucasus, Middle East and EU affairs. He is the author of “Suriye: Yikil Git, Diren Kal,” “Rojava: Kurtlerin Zamani” and “Karanlık Coktugunde - ISID.” Tastekin is founding editor of the Agency Caucasus. On Twitter: @fehimtastekin

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