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Ismail Hakkı Pekin

Retired Lt. Gen. Ismail Hakkı Pekin is the former Head of Türkiye’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

World is becoming a “Mafia stage”

World is becoming a “Mafia stage”

On the helicopter crash in Iran, the assassination attempts against the Slovakian Prime Minister and the new Russian Defense Minister.
What’s going on Libya: Relations between Türkiye, the US and Russia

What’s going on Libya: Relations between Türkiye, the US and Russia

Türkiye will have to balance the US too, says Pekin in interview.
Turkish – Iraqi agreement “to counterbalance Iran”

Turkish – Iraqi agreement “to counterbalance Iran”

Evaluation of the recent joint declaration of Ankara and Baghdad.
“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?
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