Turkey

On Putin-Erdogan Meeting in Syria—What is Hap...

34231231231While a number of decisions worth leaving critical imprints on regional situation were taken, as was being expected, in a highly significant meeting between Russia’s Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan…

Syria, Iraq and Turkey: a Slow Cook with Poli...

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The recent finger pointing and recriminations between the US authorities and Russian president Vladimir Putin has made it only too apparent that the US is determined to create “a threat to strategic…

Erdogan is Using PKK as Cover to Corner the K...

4342342342342While Turkey’s official narrative, with regard to the scope of operation Euphrates Shield’, is centred on eliminating the ‘militant’ PKK, ground realities hardly confirm it, and instead show that Erdogan’s current drive is mainly…

Syria: Turkey pushing Washington up the wall?

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Turkish intervention in Syria, although primarily motivated by its security concerns vis-à-vis Kurds, has started to create consequences that are not simply confined to reversing the Kurdish advances. On the one hand, Turkey is…

Erdogan-Putin Mend Relations as the West Gets...

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While the August 9 meeting between Turkey’s Erdogan and Russia’s Putin did go a long way in unfreezing their own relations, this meeting—and the prospects of warm relations between them—has certainly put the U.S. under…

Turkey’s Intervention in Syria – ...

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It’s now safe to say that US military advisors took part in the planning phase of Turkey’s military intervention in Syria codenamed Euphrates Shield, not only to restore the “strategic partnership” between Washington and Ankara…

Will a Kurdish State be Born Under the “Guise...

64564353452Turkey has intervened in Syria, as expected, under the guise of fighting ISIL. Turkey’s desire to have a larger buffer zone has been known for some time, but it has little to do with ISIL. Turkey wants to protect itself from…

NATO Nukes in Romanian: Rumor Mill Vs. Realit...

23423423423Unconfirmed reports regarding the US moving nuclear weapons it reportedly maintains at Incirlik Airbase, Turkey to Romania (a NATO member since 2004) made the rounds last week. It is just one of many stories surrounding the apparent…

Airport Suicide Bombing and Failed Coup: Turk...

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The Istanbul airport bombing and “attempted coup” have left Turkey looking for terrorists looking for a paymaster and a cause on its own soil. The present situation reminds us of the famous line in the 1942 Movie…

Russia/Turkey: Ready and Willing

Trol2222А major geo-political realignment is taking place between the US, Russia and Turkey. While NATO used Turkey to ‘defend’ Europe’s so-called southern flank (by threatening Russia’s southern flank), the European Union led Turkey on…

Assessment of Putin-Erdogan Meeting: Now We&#...

4353453453453The meeting that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin held with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Saint Petersburg has nearly attracted as much media attention as the Rio Olympics. Erdogan arrived in…

‘Mind Your Own Businesses’, Erdogan Trolls th...

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A number of Turkish top officials as well as politicians from almost all parties can today be seen trolling the West for its perceived inability or unwillingness to see a ‘strong’ Turkey under Erdogan’s leadership, arguing further…


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