Ali Gokpinar is a Fulbright grantee and he concentrates on conflict resolution, peace building, and civil war from his home in Turkey. He can be followed on Twitter @zynlgkpnr and blogs here.
Comparing the Colombian and Turkish peace processes
The Colombian conflict has more factions, presenting a complex relationship between ideology, land issues and the...
Erdoğan the peacemaker?
Can the Turkish government successfully manage the emerging conflict within the AKP, revive its foreign policy and...
Turkey's strategy for a prolonged Syrian civil war
Turkey needs to develop a sustainable Syria strategy if it wants to deter any internal and external threats and be...
Three Turkish misconceptions about Morsi
Shouldn't we truly try to understand Egyptian politics rather than defaulting to competing polarization narratives?
Sectarianism and the Copts in revolutionary Egypt
The new pope, Pope Tawadros, realizes that his base has awakened and that he needs to establish his rule. Both the...
Peace negotiations 2.0
Overall, Turkey is experiencing a hot summer what with the ongoing Gezi Parki protests, peace negotiations and the...