Results for Category: Turkey

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Erdogan positions powerful Turkish military as backbone of regional strategy

Turkey is likely to diversify between the soft and hard power to achieve its regional aspirations. The role of the Turkish army is therefore vital for Ankara.

Turkish shadow boxing reflects growing rivalry with Iran

Turkey’s approach in southern Caucasus escalates rivalry with Iran. To know more about this rivalry, read the following article written by the prominent journalist James Dorsey.

Turkey: Shaky Economy Destabilises Erdoğan’s Authoritarian Presidency

Turkey’s economy and Erdogan struggle due to Covid-19 and foreign affairs policies. To know more about the issue, read the following article.

In Turkey, Life for Syrian Refugees and Kurds is Becoming Increasingly Violent

Increase of violence in Turkey against Kurds and Syrian refugees is a result of the nationalist policies, othering, polarisation and impunity.

Ceasefire in the Caucasus Opens Door to Rebalancing of Regional Power

Signing the ceasefire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia is in Turkey’s favor. However, this agreement could lead to raising tensions between Ankara, Moscow and Tehran.

Customs Union: Old Instrument, New Function in EU-Turkey Relations

In the meantime, relations of EU countries with Turkey have deteriorated rapidly. Some member states, such as France, Ger­many, and to a lesser degree Italy and Poland, increasingly see Turkey as a chal­lenge to their vital interests. For others, Turkey has even turned into an adversary that is threatening their security, as is the case with Cyprus and Greece.

Turkey and Russia Deploy Syrians to Foreign Wars

For Turkey and Russia, deploying Syrian fighters is a low-risk endeavour. The strategy prevents both countries from sending their own troops to faraway lands, enabling Ankara and Moscow to evade domestic pressure if the war goes awry. The callous calculation illustrates that both Turkey and Russia — two of the most active imperial powers in the Middle East today – have zero regard for Syrian lives.