Turkey’s Erdoğan seeks Putin’s help in upcoming elections amid economic woes

Source:Nordic Monitor Date:13Sep2022

According to former intelligence officer Enver Altaylı, who has studied Russia for decades and believes Russia has imperial goals, with Turkey being one of Moscow’s targets, the negative views of

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Alarm mounts in western capitals over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

Source:Financial Times Date:07Aug2022

Western capitals are increasingly alarmed about the deepening economic co-operation between Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin, warning of the mounting risk that the Nato

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets his match in Biden and Putin

Source:Financial Times Date:09Oct2021

A decent article listing Erdogan’s troubles in foreign policy. Erdogan’s rhetorical barbs against the Americans play well to his fans at home but cannot mask the intrinsic intractability of

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Erdogan-Putin summit highlights Turkey’s fragile balancing act

Source:al Monitor Date:30Sep2021

First realistic assesment of Erdogan-Putin summit. Also an excellent review of Turko-Russian clash points.  Fehim Taştekin remains one of the most insightfull observers of Turkey’s regional

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Massive displacement wave amid fears of renewed battles in Idlib

Source:al Monitor Date:17Sep2021

Despite the opposition’s growing fears of an imminent attack by the government forces on Idlib, no unusual military movements on the part of the Syrian government were observed on the fighting

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After gestures to US, Turkey turns to placating Russia

Source:al Monitor Date:08Jul2021

In sum, the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh continue to test Turkish-Russian ties as they alternate between rivalry and collaboration. Turkey’s bold involvement in NATO plans in

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Tensions between Turkey and Russia rise in Idlib following failed talks

Source:Middle East Eye Date:26Sep2020

No one would say it out loud in Ankara, but those closely following the Syria dossier in the Turkish security establishment know that Russia provoked the latest round of clashes in Idlib in

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Pentagon report: Turkey sent up to 3,800 fighters to Libya

Source:Yahoo News Date:19Jul2020

The warring sides are mobilizing now around the edges of Sirte, a strategic gateway to Libya’s central and eastern oil crescent, where most of the country’s production of 1.2 million barrels a

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Analysts see makings of another Russia-Turkey flare-up in Syria


Alexey Khlebnikov, a Middle East expert and Russian foreign policy analyst at the Russian International Affairs Council, said attacks on patrols in Idlib could give Russia a “legitimate reason”

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Confusion clouds international efforts to reach Libya ceasefire

Source:The Guardian Date:08Jan2020

The Italian and Russian initiatives are not necessarily in conflict, but reflect the extent to which outside parties are intervening in the country, and are probably making it more difficult for

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