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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

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.
Relations with Egypt would change the equation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Relations with Egypt would change the equation in the Eastern Mediterranean

On Afghanistan, Turkish-Egyptian relations and the coup in Guinea
Why did Turkey participate in the Sea Breeze 2021 naval exercise on a low key?

Why did Turkey participate in the Sea Breeze 2021 naval exercise on a low key?

On NATO's Sea Breeze21 exercise in the Black Sea and Turkey's position.
What is in store for Afghanistan after the withdrawal?

What is in store for Afghanistan after the withdrawal?

On Afghanistan, the NATO Summit and Biden's policy on the Middle East
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