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Ali Bakir

Ali Bakir

Ali Bakir is a research assistant Professor at Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, a political risk analyst, and consultant.

Analysis: While political differences still run deep, economic incentives could be key to turning a new page in relations between Ankara and Abu Dhabi.

16 September, 2021

Analysis: Turkey is trying to cement a role in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal, but military and diplomatic challenges could pose a problem.

26 July, 2021

Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

22 April, 2021

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

07 January, 2021

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi reconciliation succeeds.

04 December, 2020

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

29 April, 2020

Turkey is running a dual policy based on negotiating with Russia's Putin to convince him to drop support for Haftar and the possibility of sending military troops to Libya.

25 December, 2019

Legislators approved an agreement which would give Turkey access to an economic zone across the Mediterranean, brushing aside objections by Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and Libya's rival and competing power base.

10 December, 2019

Egypt and Saudi Arabia attempted to mobilise Arab states to denounce the Turkish military operation in northern Syria, but there was no consensus among them on the matter.

18 October, 2019

To Turkish officials, the premeditated operation was not only meant to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but also to strangle Turkey diplomatically, economically and discredit its security.

02 October, 2019