Mehmet Alaca

Biography

He received his BA degree in the Department of International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University. He completed his MA degree in the Programme of Politics and International Relations of the Middle East at the University of Exeter in the UK, with the thesis titled “Iran's Shia Militia in the Middle East: The Case of Hashd al-Shaabi”. He has written analyses for various media agencies and organizations on national and international press. He previously worked at a think tank named Ekopolitik and media outlets, A Haber, and TRT Haber. He currently works as a diplomatic correspondent at Anadolu Agency. He continues his academic studies on Kurdish geopolitics, Iraq and Shiite militias in the Middle East.

How a possible US withdrawal from Iraq affects Turkey

The U.S. assassinations of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad as an attempt to irritate Iran flared up the long-standing debate...

Muqtada al-Sadr’s motives on anti-US protests in Iraq

Upon the call of Muqtada al-Sadr, the popular leader of the Sadr Movement, a protest was held on 24 January in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, calling...

Why don’t the Sunnis support the protests in Iraq?

Since 1 October 2019 hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured in demonstrations spreading to the central and southern cities of Iraq...

Where does the process go in Kirkuk?

At the session held on 22 July in the Iraqi Parliament, the 22-article election bill for the provincial and district councils has been enacted and...

In Whose Hands is Kirkuk's Fate?

Kirkuk governor Dr. Najmaldin Karim added a new problem to the governmental crisis in Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq (KRG), the ongoing...

Why Can’t PYD Enter the Safe Zone?

Turkey’s participation in the fight against DAESH by allowing the coalition in its military bases will contribute greatly to the operations against t...

Why Does Erbil Need Ankara?

Recently, Turkey is conducting operations against PKK, DAESH and DHKP-C at home while simultaneously bombing PKK and DAESH positions across the...

Where is Barzani in the Turkey-PKK tension?

2013 was a year of gain from all dimensions for Kurds. Syrian Kurds, who saw the dynamism coming with the reference of the Arab Spring beginning in...