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« Turkey is extending its grip in the Black Sea, sending drilling ships and carrying out war games » – Al-Monitor

Turkey steps up Black Sea naval activity as war rages in Ukraine "As war rages in Ukraine, to the south Turkey has been busy extending...

Drifting sea mines bring Ukraine war to Turkey’s Bosporus Strait – Al-Monitor

"Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, one of the world’s busiest waterways, is threatened by naval mines drifting across the Black Sea from Ukraine, posing a danger to...

Turkey says Russia cancelled Black Sea passage bid upon its request – Reuters

"Russia cancelled a bid to send four of its warships through Turkish waters into the Black Sea at Turkey's request, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Turkey’s Black Sea warning may impact Syria more than Ukraine – Al-Monitor

"Turkey will limit the passage of Russian warships through its straits linking the Mediterranean and Black Sea as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues...

How a 1936 treaty could force Turkey to take sides in the Ukraine war – CNN

"Turkey has officially labeled Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a war and says it will restrict some warships from passing through key waterways, in a move...

Will Turkey Help Washington If Russia Invades Ukraine? – Washington Institute for Near East Policy

"Fears of Russian military power may keep Ankara out of the spotlight, but its Black Sea calculations and Crimean Tatar sympathies indicate a willingness...

Fehim Taştekin: “Why Turkey wants to mediate in Ukraine crisis” Al-Monitor

“Erdogan’s offer to mediate between the Russian and Ukrainian leaders reflects Ankara’s growing fears over the conundrums it could find itself in should war...

Fehim Taştekin: « Turkey’s Ukraine policy swept away by cold Black Sea wind »

Duvar English, April 27, 2021, Fehim Taştekin For now, the course is shifting from hot war scenarios to cold war. While the U.S. administration is...

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Erdogan débranche la planche à billets, la livre plonge à son plus bas face au dollar et à l’euro – LIBERATION

Depuis l’élection présidentielle le 28 mai, l’économie turque a repris sa dégringolade. La faute à une inflation mal gérée par le gouvernement de Recep Tayyip...

Erdogan’s Syrian Policy : Continuation of the Status Quo? – Sinem Adar / FPRI

Erdoğan’s victory was driven by rhetoric stoking further conflict with Kurdish actors in Turkey and Syria. He is unlikely to back down from this...

How Erdogan managed victory despite Kurdish opposition – Roj Girasun / FPRI

Kurdish voters played a critical role in Turkey’s elections, showing up heavily in favor of the opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, but ultimately in numbers...

Erdogan’s victory and Turkey’s future – James Ryan / FPRI

On May 28, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won re-election, the second such time he has defended himself for that office, the first since...

Turkey’s Increasing Balance Sheet Risks – Brad W. Setser / CFR

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appears to have secured his own reelection. He now has to find a way to avoid what appears to...