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Ismail Hakkı Pekin

Retired Lt. Gen. Ismail Hakkı Pekin is the former Head of Turkey’s General Staff Intelligence Agency between 2007-2011. He was born in 1951 in Iznik. He is married and is the father of two children.

Expert materials

“West Asia should follow  example of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization”

“West Asia should follow example of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization”

Israeli threats to assasinate Hamas leaders in Türkiye are serious and the only way to stop Israel and convince the US is to establish a balancing regional counterforce. coun
War in Palestine as conflict between “two global axes”

War in Palestine as conflict between “two global axes”

The conflict reached far beyond the Hamas-Israel dimension.
The United States “wants a bridgehead” in the Caucasus

The United States “wants a bridgehead” in the Caucasus

Azerbaijan has success in Karabakh, but dangers of Western meddling into the region loom around the corner.
Syria, Russia and Türkiye may unite tribes against the US

Syria, Russia and Türkiye may unite tribes against the US

On the recent clashes along the Euphrates in Syria.
Capitalist mode of production undermines Türkiye’s security and independence

Capitalist mode of production undermines Türkiye’s security and independence

Forced by the economic conditions evolved during the last 20 years, Türkiye has chosen to side with the West during the recent NATO summit.
“The US acts destructively, China acts constructively”

“The US acts destructively, China acts constructively”

On China's diplomatic initiatives concerning Iran-Saudi Arabia relations and the Ukraine conflict, and the U.S.' counteroffensives.
“Türkiye needs to strengthen the Assad government”

“Türkiye needs to strengthen the Assad government”

What is the content of talks between Türkiye and Syria, what should be the next steps of Ankara? And who might be behind the burning of the Quran in Sweden?
Biden’s trip to West Asia and the US’s frustrated ambitions

Biden’s trip to West Asia and the US’s frustrated ambitions

Second part of the interview, discussing Biden's visit, situation in Iraq and the grain corridor via the Black Sea
The Tehran Summit

The Tehran Summit

At the core of the problem are Turkish-Syrian relations.
Via Ukraine to Syria: Washington’s MANPAD and Javelin end up in the hands of PKK/YPG

Via Ukraine to Syria: Washington’s MANPAD and Javelin end up in the hands of PKK/YPG

The United States’ bad track record in arms smuggling continues.
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