Turkey

Introduction In Idlib, the Turkish counteroffensive is on the march. At least this is the message that Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to imprint in the minds of Syrian President Bashar el-Assad and his Russian godfather, Vladimir Putin. On 5th of ...

Are Turkish-Iranian relations transformed from an alliance of common interests to struggle for regional influence? Introduction The Arab region has great economic and strategic importance at the global level. In its interior there are about 62% of the world’s oil ...

Introduction  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar if his forces continue attacks against the internationally recognised government in Tripoli. Erdogan’s remarks came on Tuesday when Turkey and Russia failed to convince Haftar ...

Introduction Turkey has submitted a bill to parliament to allow it to deploy troops in Libya, as the conflict there intensifies. Turkey is allied with Libya’s UN-backed government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli. The move, which comes earlier ...

Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration with other countries. Turkey, which announced the accord and a deal on expanded security and ...

Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a program to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria. Ankara ...

The European fracture between France and Germany  German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned on Sunday against undermining NATO, in Berlin’s strongest response to date to French President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about the security alliance. Macron told The Economist this ...

On October 29, 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted 405 – 11 to recognize the Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915. This act will have repercussions, in particular for United States – Turkish relations, and for the future ...

The current JAP (Joint-Action Plan) pertaining to the readmission of irregular migrants to Turkey has raised several debates among experts. Many of them claimed that the plan is a “dead duck” and it is futile to take further steps. However, both the EU and Turkish ...

urkey has defied warnings from Russia, Iran and their local allies in Syria by seeking a deal with the United States and continuing to support insurgents as they clashed with government forces in the restive northwestern province of Idlib. A ...