LONG-LASTING STABILITY AND ALL-INCLUSIVE CO-OPERATION IN SOUTH CAUCASUS: AN UNATTAINABLE GOAL?

Prof. Hüseyin Bağcı President of the Foreign Policy Institute South Caucasus is known by its mountainous and challenging territorial features. Accordingly, the people living in this region are known to be tough and often uncompromising. In fact, the region has such a complicated history with invasions, occupations, forced relocation of […]

İstikşafi Görüşmeler Başlarken Yunanistan’ın Siyasi Görünümü ve Silahlanma Çabaları

2019 ve 2020’de Atina ile Ankara arasında gerilime sebep olan sorunların araştırılarak çözüm bulunmasına yönelik istikşafi (exploratory) görüşmeler bugün (25 Ocak 2021) İstanbul’da başlayacaktır. Her iki tarafında bu konuda kendine özgü argümanları olduğu ve bunlardan ödün vermekten uzak duracakları değerlendirilmektedir. Umarız bu konudaki girişimler NATO üyesi olan her iki taraf […]

The EU’s “New Pact on Migration and Asylum” is missing a true foundation

On September 23, the European Commission launched the “New Pact on Migration and Asylum,” proposing to overhaul the European Union’s long ailing policies in this area. European Union Vice President Margaritis Schinas likened the pact to a building with three floors, comprised of: an external dimension (“centered around strengthened partnerships […]

Statement of European Union Foreign Policy Chief, Josep Borrell: The Old Empires Are Coming Back

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Frontelles made a speech at the European Parliament on 15 September. The EU’s Foreign affairs chief, Mr.Borrell made a statement concerning the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey’s foreign relations at the meeting of the European Parliament. In […]

How is Davutoglu’s Strategic Depth viewed from the perspective of Turkic and Non-Turkic countries in the Caspian Region?

After the Kemalist revolution of 1923, Turkey started to pursue Western modernism with stabile and isolationist policy from their East neighbors and with the rejection of Ottoman culture. However, defensive and isolationist Western policy changed by Turgut Özal’s neo-Ottomanism approach. Demirel’s argument of the Turkish world from the Adriatic to […]

Idlıb crisis

The Civil War, which started with the increasing opposition to the regime in Syria in 2011, continues today. Turkey is bordered by Syria and Turkey to remain silent in this war because it was impossible. Although the first year of the war in Turkey’s foreign policy ;zero problems with neighbors […]

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN DISPUTE AND ITS REFLECTIONS IN WEST

Western states, principally the Unites States and the EU, are concerned about the escalation of dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean.The persistent and uncompromising attitude of Turkey has been challenging Greece and the EU in political terms.In 2020, Eastern Mediterranean is like a bomb ready to explode due to the competition […]