The latest public opinion polls show that a record 83 per cent of Ukrainians are in favour of Ukraine joining the NATO military alliance.

After Slovakia's ratification of Finnish and Swedish NATO membership, the Alliance is only waiting for Ankara and Budapest. But while the Turks have clear demands and already a date for a parliamentary meeting, the Hungarians remain secretive.

On the Turkish political scene, the government and the opposition have only one common position, and that is male belonging. However, in order to make politics a safe space for women as well, it needs to be cleansed of masculinist and discriminatory attitudes, says Nuray Karaoğlu in an interview.

On foreign policy and security issues in her State of the Union address, the President of the European Commission focused in particular on Ukraine. However, she avoided mentioning the strengthening of defence cooperation or the abolition of unanimity in voting on EU foreign policy, even though these are the key political issues for the bloc.