Turkey

The Moment of Turkey’s ‘NATO Ex-communication...

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While still a NATO member, Turkey has drifted away from the alliance to a great extent, indicating the way conflict…

President Putin’s Visit to Turkey

1511443267_135.thumbOn 11 – 12 December the Russian president Vladimir Putin, as part of his lightning tour of the Middle East also visited Turkey, where he had a private meeting with Recep Erdoğan, and also had important and wide-ranging discussions at the delegation level with the most important representative of economic departments…

Behind Turkish Arrest Warrant for Ex CIA Grah...

f0f6a3cbc44f05ca7563fc8eThe Office of the Istanbul Prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for two “former” CIA agents, accusing them of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup attempt against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. US media and…

Syrian End-Game: An Albatross Around Turkish ...

E564532While the Syrian end-game is only beginning to take pace, as the latest Sochi summit showed unambiguously, what can also be seen on the horizon is that the unfolding of this game is making certain regional countries, particularly Turkey, uncomfortable. If Turkey’s…

Turkey and Central Asia

01355550015106797078048Today the burning problem for states in Central Asia is the presence of external interests. Earlier, this influence was considered in the region of China and the European Union. Turkey has been longing to become another, though no less important external regional player for…

Vying with Kurds: Turkey Opens a New Front in...

745234234The new cease-fire deal reached between the US and Russia on the sidelines of G-20 summit has rightly been declared an important step towards peace as the self-styled Islamic State is only inches from being routed from the Syrian…

Time to “Slow-down-but-hurry-up” in Understan...

4564234234Moscow is confused, the US is confused – everybody seems to be when it comes to Turkey, who is with whom and what its next move will be. Anything you write about Turkey…

Turkey Risks Isolation as it Approaches Manji...

5645234324Despite the success of the combined forces of Russia, Syria and Iran in Syria against Daesh and other terror networks, the war in Syria is intensifying. This intensification, however, is not due to the continued existence and strength of…

Turkey and Syria: Blood, Tears and Walls

43534234234234A Turkish poet, Mustafa Goren, is standing in the middle of a street in the border town of Karkamış. He raises his index finger towards the sky prophetically, then shouts at me, with his powerful voice: “I’m against the invasion into Syria! Is this…

Erdogan Fighting Terror by Silencing the Medi...

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Grotesque though it looks, Erdogan’s anti-terror strategy focuses not only on potential and actual terrorists, it equally targets those who, especially journalists, refuse to unconditionally subscribe to the official narrative…

The Bullets Of An Assassin: Nothing Is Beyond...

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The bullets of an assassin shook the world on Monday. Shot from behind by a former Turkish police officer, at an art gallery in Ankara, right across the street from the US embassy, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov…

Russian Ambassador Assassinated: Retaliation,...

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Just days after the liberation of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was gunned down while giving a talk at an art gallery in…


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