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Turkey’s Choice: Russian Meat and Russian Yandex

TURKEY-RUSSIA RELATIONS: BACKGAMMON VS CHESS Hüseyin Bağcı In the Cold War years, the US and Europe were Turkey’s “global navigation” for integration with NATO and European institutions. This time, it is the Russian Yandex, which will probably be the new “navigation.” The meeting between Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin on the sidelines of

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COVID-19 PUT THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN’S HYDROCARBON DREAMS ON HOLD

On Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will do something pretty unusual in the age of COVID-19 — travel overseas. Mitsotakis will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel to discuss the resumption of commercial flights between their countries, as well as regional energy politics — two things which have been dramatically disrupted by

Assasin

Murder of the Russian Ambassador: More Questions to Turkish Security Forces

The murder of the Russian ambassador in Ankara indicates serious shortcomings in the security policy of the Turkish state and will have the negative impact on Russian-Turkish relations, despite the willingness of both sides to exercise closer relations, Valdai Club experts Hüseyin Bağcı and Yaşar Yakış told www.valdaiclub.com. On Monday night a 22-year-old police officer

Guests listen to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurate the Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Md., on Saturday, April 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
middle east conflicts

Can Turkey Become an Honest Mediator in the Middle East, Again?

Turkey has lost its opportunity to become the force for conflict resolution in the region. When Turkey declared its new foreign policy, “zero problems with neighbors”, the government believed that historical and economic ties are enough to provide a leading role for Turkey in the region. At the time, Turkey’s good relations with both Arab

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DEEP SEA RIVALS: EUROPE, TURKEY, AND NEW EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CONFLICT LINES

The eastern Mediterranean is becoming ever more perilous as geopolitical fault lines steadily enmesh the region. These rifts emerge from the Cyprus ‘frozen conflict’, competition for valuable gas fields, and the increasingly entangled wars in Libya and Syria. Overview: Fear and loathing in the Eastern Mediterranean Asli Aydıntaşbaş Julien Barnes-Dacey Cinzia Bianco Hugh Lovatt Tarek