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[ANALYSIS] Does Erdoğan intend to annex northern Cyprus with Putin’s support?

Fatih Yurtsever* When Turkey conducted the "Cyprus Peace Operation" in 1974, Bülent Ecevit was prime minister of the coalition government. The operation and subsequent military...

[ANALYSIS] Turkey’s abuse of INTERPOL Red Notices: Findings in the CCF activity report

Ahmet Eren* The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF), an independent auditing body, has released its 2019-2020 Activity Report. Consisting of seven legal and...

[OPINION] What really lies behind Erdoğan’s push for SCO membership?

Türkmen Terzi Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced several times since 2013 his intention to bring Turkey into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). He...

[OPINION] Is NATO sidelining Turkey?

Türkmen Terzi Turkey has been an important North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member since Ankara joined the Western alliance in 1952 after entering the Korean...

[ANALYSIS] Turkey’s critical defense projects under cyber attack

Fatih Yurtsever* Chinese cybersecurity firm NSFOCUS has released a report detailing cyber attacks by a new advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group called Muren Shark...

[OPINION] Why does Putin need Erdoğan in Syria?

Türkmen Terzi The Syrian civil war was conducive to Russia establishing permanent military bases in Syria, thereby consolidating its power in the Middle East. Russian...

[OPINION] Why hasn’t Turkey objected to Cyprus buying Iron Dome from Israel?

Fatih Yurtsever* Turkey and Israel announced that they had decided to resume diplomatic relations on Aug. 17, 2022. Two days after this declaration, it was...

[OPINION] Erdoğan not willing to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians

Türkmen Terzi Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who played an important role in the Ukraine-Russia grain deal last month, visited Ukraine and met with President...

[ANALYSIS] Can Turkey be a member of NATO and the SCO at the same time?

Fatih Yurtsever* After he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Aug. 5, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced to reporters on his...

[ANALYSIS] Erdoğan increases dominance over TSK to facilitate collaboration with authoritarian regimes

Fatih Yurtsever* The world is evolving from a unipolar world order dominated by a single power to a multipolar political system in which more than...

[OPINION] Erdoğan remains an unreliable partner for Putin

Türkmen Terzi Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has gained international recognition for his role in the Ukraine-Russia grain deal. This is a UN-backed agreement that was...

[ANALYSIS] The airspace conflict between Turkey and Greece over the Aegean Sea

Fatih Yurtsever* Greece has recently accused Turkey of not respecting its sovereign rights because Turkish aircraft frequently violate its airspace in the Aegean. According to...

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