Author - Hakki Ocal

Hakki OcalHakkı Öcal is a columnist at both Daily Sabah and Milliyet newspapers, which are based in Istanbul. He is also an advisor to the President of Ibn Haldun University.

Turkey World

Whose Syria is it anyway?

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said. Those other countries, which came from thousands...


Saving Trump from Trump

Unless there are more pressing things to do on the 13th of this month (or intricate political developments that only the statesmen know about)...

Turkey World

Pivoting on Syria, yet again

The commander of the convoy carrying U.S. soldiers from the northern Syrian terror corridor to Raqqa gets a call on his radio ordering him to steer...


The US has a role in the Middle East

A confused President Donald Trump has been confusing the whole world. He is not clear on whether the U.S. has a role in Middle East politics. He is...

Turkey World

Free Trump!

Peruse the London, Washington and New York newspapers, the words you will most often see sitting adjacent to each other will be “Trump”...