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Ukraine Invasion Increases Friction Between Erdogan and Putin – The New York Times

"The Turkish and Russian leaders have found themselves on opposite sides of a host of armed conflicts. In Ukraine, the stakes may be higher...

Ukraine asks Turkey to close Black Sea waterways to Russia – Reuter- Duvar English

Ukraine asked Turkey to shut the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to Russian ships, Ukrainian Ambassador to Ankara Vasyl Bodnar said on Feb. 24. After...

THE THIRD AGE OF ERDOGAN’S FOREIGN POLICY by Rich Outzen and Soner Cagaptay

A brilliant synthesis of Turkey's foreign policy of two decades published in. CEPA February 17, 2022 and The Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policiy Turkey...

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...

Marc Pierini: “The Russia-NATO Crisis Tests Turkey’s Balancing Policy” – Carnegie Europe

“Ankara’s drone sales to Kiev have angered Moscow. A military escalation in and around Ukraine would endanger Turkey’s relationship with Russia, impair its participation...

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: « Can Turkey help in Ukraine crisis? » – Al-Monitor

"Moscow is likely to welcome a Turkish mediation effort if it serves to restrain Ukraine from a military adventure" reports Fehim Taştekin in Al-Monitor....

Erdogan renonce à expulser 10 ambassadeurs occidentaux – Le Figaro

"Pour les observateurs, il s'agissait surtout avec ce mouvement d'humeur de «faire diversion», la Turquie étant en proie à une crise économique, avec un taux...

Didier Billion: « Erdogan joue un jeu dangereux » -TV5Monde

"On sait que la situation économique se dégrade de façon préoccupante en Turquie, et qu'une partie de l'électorat d'Erdogan est en train de le...

« The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey » Marc Pierini – Carnegie Europe

"With twenty months left until Turkey’s legislative and presidential elections, the political debate will be fierce. The West may choose to sit it out...

Erdogan-Putin summit highlights Turkey’s fragile balancing act – Fehim Taştekin – Al-Monitor

"Erdogan’s failure to achieve his goals in the high-profile meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin shows that Turkey’s balancing act with Russia and the...

Margaret Brennan’s interview with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on « Face the Nation »- CBSNews

Margaret Brennan interviewed President Erdoğan on September 26, 2021 on "Face the Nation". Here's a transcript of the interview: MARGARET BRENNAN: President Biden has...

Turkey begins pulling troops from Kabul airport as US deadline looms – Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor, August 25, 2021, Jared Szuba, image: Master Sgt Donald R Allen/US Air Force/AFP/Getty Turkey has begun withdrawing its troops from Kabul airport, the Turkish...

Can Ankara play a constructive role in Afghanistan? – The National News

The National News, August 23, 2021, David Lepeska The news out of Afghanistan has been one heartbreak after another: Afghans falling from the sky; a toddler crushed...

New book: »A Sultan in automne. Erdogan Faces Turkey uncontainable forces »Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay*. A Sultan in automn. Erdogan faces Turkey uncontainable forces, I.B. Taurus/The Washington Institute. In-Depth Reports: "The unprecedented economic growth and personal popularity once...

Sinan Ülgen: Redefining the U.S.-Turkey Relationship – Carnegie Europe

Carnegie Europe, July 26, 2021, Sinan Ülgen To fix their troubled relationship, the United States and Turkey should take gradual, concrete steps that build confidence...

Fehim Taştekin: “Erdoğan is the only one not worried about the Kabul mission”

Duvar English, July 8, 2021, Fehim Taştekin, image: AP/Rahmat Gul In Afghanistan, the Taliban is returning. The U.S. wants to keep the Kabul airport secure...

A Difficult Balancing Act: Russia’s Role in the Eastern Mediterranean – Carnegie Europe

Carnegie Europe, June 28, 2021, Paul STRONSKI, image: AP Russia’s assertiveness in the Eastern Mediterranean is part of its broader strategy for undermining the cohesion of...

Fehim Taştekin: Erdoğan pushing Putin’s buttons

Duvar English, June 24, 2021, Fehim Taştekin President Erdoğan has pushed Russia’s buttons by volunteering to serve U.S. interests in Afghanistan at last week's Brussels...

Why Turkey wants to handle security at Kabul airport – Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor, June 17, 2021, Metin Gürcan, image: Reuters Ankara’s willingness to deploy a military mission to secure Kabul’s airport raises questions about the risks it...

German defense minister urges Turkey to negotiate on gas plans – DW

DW, June 17, 2021 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is on her first official visit to Ankara. Talks with her Turkish counterpart focused on NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan...

Russia’s Posture in the Mediterranean: Implications for NATO and Europe – Marc Pierini

Carnegie Europe, June 8, 2021, Marc Pierini, image: AP/Pavel Golovkin Russia’s activities in the Mediterranean have created new challenges for Europe’s energy interests and NATO’s...

Turkey pushed NATO allies into softening outrage over Belarus plane, diplomats say

Reuters, May 28, 2021, Humeyra Pamuk, Robin Emmott Turkey pushed NATO allies into watering down an official reaction to the forced landing by Belarus of...

Cengiz AKtar: EU-Turkey relations: the wasted rendezvous and thereafter (2)

Ahval, May 22, 2021, Cengiz Aktar, image: DR Turkish rulers today take every opportunity to disregard EU’s fundamentals in order to claim the country’s singularity if not...

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...

Marc Pierini: The Wider Context of President Biden’s Armenian Statement

Carnegie Europe, April 27, 2021, Marc Pierini, image: Serouj Ourishian Biden’s recognition of the killing and deportation of Armenians as genocide has caused outrage in...

Fehim Taştekin: « An abnormal attempt at normalization: Turkey’s foreign relations »

Duvar English, 30 March 2021, photo: REUTERS / Alkis Konstantinidis President Erdoğan is trying to conceal Turkey’s international withdrawal via anti-law, anti-human, anti-woman, anti-environmental domestic...

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