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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

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.
Turkey should veto NATO enlargement

Turkey should veto NATO enlargement

On NATO's expansion to the East and some of its repercussions in West Asia.
The aim of the Bucha Provocation is to prolong this war

The aim of the Bucha Provocation is to prolong this war

The EU's Strategic Compass, the sabotage of peace talks on Ukraine in Turkey, and another possible sabotage of talks - attacks in Israel.
Turkey’s role in Israel’s quest for security

Turkey’s role in Israel’s quest for security

On Turkey's steps of normalizing regional relations from Israel, over the UAE to Greece.
Turkey should act in accordance with the Montreux Convention against US plans in the Black Sea

Turkey should act in accordance with the Montreux Convention against US plans in the Black Sea

‘Kyiv Government cannot stand longer, it will be overthrown’, says Turkish ret. Lieutenant-General Pekin
2022: The year of proxy wars throughout Central Asia

2022: The year of proxy wars throughout Central Asia

Conflict between Eurasia and Atlantic from Kazakhstan over Ukraine to Mali.
“Turkey should widen its peaceful diplomacy in the region”

“Turkey should widen its peaceful diplomacy in the region”

Expectations and proposals for Turkey's regional diplomacy in 2022.
A Turkish-Russian Alliance in Libya would disrupt the American plans

A Turkish-Russian Alliance in Libya would disrupt the American plans

The next war will not break out in the Pacific but - if - in the Mediterranean, making coopeation between Ankara and Moscow even more necessary, argues Pekin.
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