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[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...

[OPINION] Alevis remain Turkey’s most vulnerable victims of state repression

Türkmen Terzi The Turkish capital of Ankara witnessed four attacks on Alevi houses of worship (cemevis) and foundations last weekend. Lawyer Hüsniye Şimşek, representing the...

[ANALYSIS] Great danger for Turkey lies hidden in the new Russian naval doctrine

Fatih Yurtsever* Russian President Vladimir Putin adopted the Russian Federation’s new naval doctrine, which aims to ensure the implementation of the national naval policy, on...

[OPINION] Turkey has no plans to leave Syria

Türkmen Terzi  Syria has lost its territorial integrity since the civil war erupted in 2011. At present, major European countries together with the United States...

[ANALYSIS] How Russia turned its military failure on the ground into political gain

Fatih Yurtsever* With the invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24, 2022, the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet blockaded the port of Odessa, Ukraine's...

[OPINION] Erdoğan’s anti-Assad policies serve autonomous Kurdish rule in Syria

Türkmen Terzi Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi hosted his Russian and Turkish counterparts on Tuesday in Tehran for the 7th trilateral Astana Summit to discuss the...

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